MAJESTENE 2018-02-27T14:41:57-07:00

Sustainable nematicide offers season-long control

Majestene® (Burkholderia spp. strain A396) offers growers an effective choice in a dwindling selection of nematode management tools. It is a powerful – yet worker-friendly and tolerance exempt – species-selective bionematicide with activity against eggs, juveniles and adult lesion, root knot, dagger, stunt, reniform and soybean cyst nematodes. Majestene protects the plant from yield-robbing nematodes; thereby, promoting stronger, healthier roots and more robust yields.

Majestene is a liquid nematicide that can be applied pre-plant, at planting and in-season for season-long reduction of nematode populations and galling in potatoes, strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, cucurbits, corn and onions. Growers have seen notable success in using Majestene on potato and onion acres in the Pacific Northwest, and several specialty crops in Florida and Georgia.

What Majestene Can Do for Your Crops

Benefits of Majestene

Boost yield and quality

Boost yield and quality

Protects crop from yield loss; can increase yields and harvest quality
Reduces nematode populations by reducing egg laying and hatch and prevents or reduces gall formation
Broad spectrum activity
Suppression and control of economically damaging soil insects and nematodes

Manage resistance

Production Flexibility

No waiting period for planting or rotation/plant-back restrictions; can be used at planting or post-planting
Maximum production flexibility

Harvest flexibility

Harvest flexibility

Can be used right before harvest without concern for residues
O-day pre-harvest interval (PHI)
Harvest is ready to market
Maximum residue limit (MRL) exempt



Helps simplify your labor scheduling and avoids costly downtime
4-hour re-entry interval (REI) and minimal personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements

Approved for Organics

Approved for Organic Use

Flexible to use in conventional and organic cropping systems
OMRI and NOP listed | View the OMRI Products List of approved surfactants

Majestene In Action

Grower testimonial: A fast-acting solution to prevent losses due to nematodes

Grower testimonial: An effective alternative to fumigants

Best Use Practices

The following best use practices should be kept in mind to effectively use Majestene products:

  • Majestene can be used as a soil drench, in-furrow, at planting and as a seed drench.
  • It can also be applied through drip irrigation, T-banded or shanked-in.
  • Reapply every 28 days for effective nematode control.
  • It is also proven as an effective seed treatment.
  • Apply at seeding for direct-seeded crops
  • Apply at transplanting or shortly thereafter for transplanted crops
  • Reapply every 3-4 weeks for season-long control