Eden Research, the UK microencapsulation specialist working with the agrochemicals, animal health and consumer product sectors, has announced a new terpene-based nematicide.

The company’s distribution partner, Tennessee-based Eastman Chemical has submitted regulatory dossiers to the authorities in Europe Israel and Mexico for a new nematicide, Cedroz. It is indicated for the control of a wide range of economically important nematodes, particularly root knot nematodes in fruit and vegetable production. The first sales are expected towards the end of 2019.

 The partners describe Cedroz as an innovative formulation based on specific nature-identical terpenes and using an encapsulation technology developed and patented by Eden Research. No residues were found in the crops at harvest in all the regulatory trials completed, while it is claimed the favourable toxicological regulatory profile provides a high level of flexibility on application timings.

“We are very pleased with the progress that Eastman has made with the far-reaching registration of Cedroz in its territories,” says Eden chief executive Sean Smith. “It is building an impressive platform for the commercialisation of Cedroz as an important solution to the challenges that nematodes create for farmers globally.” 

AIM-listed Eden research has its headquarters in Cirencester.