About Telone: Japan

JAPAN: Telone Soil Fumigant

Growing better crops.
Yielding better value.

Telone® II soil fumigant is a pre-plant soil fumigant for control of all major species of nematodes, including root-knot, lesion, stubby-root, dagger, ring and cyst. Telone®II is injected into the soil as a liquid and immediately converted to a gas, creating a zone of protection around developing roots. As a fumigant, Telone® moves throughout the soil profile without requiring water or incorporation for movement.

This product delivers effective pest control against:

Centipede // Cricket // Nematode // White Mold // Wireworm

Telone Product Benefits

Telone Pays

Watch growers, consultants and extension experts discuss the importance of protecting crops from yield-robbing nematode damage with Telone® soil fumigant applications.

Application flexibility

Telone® II soil fumigant can be applied broadcast, in-row and at bedding up. The application flexibility does not stop there as it can also be applied on bare ground or under tarp.

Efficiency and Variety

By increasing root health and strength, Telone II allows for more efficient uptake of water and fertilizers. Telone II also allows growers to plant varieties and a wider variety of rootstocks.


Dual-injection application allows farmers to adjust rates of Telone II and chloropicrin when applied together, on the go, based on nematode infestation levels and disease presence. The result is more precise, efficient and effective application of both products applied together.

Telone Crops

Root Vegetables

Telone Benefits:

  • Sweet Potato
  • Potato
  • Radish
  • Carrot
  • Turnip

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Fruit Vegetables

Telone Benefits:

  • Cucumber, watermelon, melon, pumpkin, etc.
  • Tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, etc.
  • Strawberries, broccoli, etc.
  • Beans (soybeans, green soybeans, green beans, soybeans, etc.)

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Leafy Vegetables

Telone Benefits:

  • Cabbage
  • Lettuce
  • Green Onion
  • Umbelliferae Leafy vegetables
  • Rakkyo, leek, etc.

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Telone Benefits:

  • Tobacco
  • Flowers
  • Trees

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How & Why It Works

The quality and quantity of a crop depends, to a large extent, on what happens in the soil. The roots provide plants with nearly all of their nutrient and moisture requirements, yet are extremely susceptible to danger from soil pests, like nematodes, soil disease, and soil pests. Soil fumigation protects roots. Telone II is a soil fumigant injected into the soil, then it quickly evaporates into a gas. The vapors move through the soil pores and eventually dissolve into soil water. The movement through the soil is fundamental and essential to the effectiveness of fumigation for pest control. Telone II is a true soil fumigant, meaning it can move through the soil on its own, not requiring additional moisture, and therefore yields more consistent results as when compared to other nematicides. Telone II provides outstanding pest control because it creates a large zone of protection around the root zone.

Featured Article:
Research suggests fumigants have very low long-term impact on soil health in potato fields

PotatoNewsToday.com | Published 11.2019

It started with curiosity. How does a fumigant, commonly used for nematode management in potato cropping systems, influence soil microbial communities?

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