EGC Liquid

EGC Liquid is a nematicide which can be applied to managed amenity turf through an appropriate sprayer. It is formulated as a suspension concentrate (SC) containing 99% garlic extract.

Utilising Ecospray’s patented technology it has a stabilised and recognised DAS fingerprint delivering consistent performance it is the only nematicide approved for use on managed amenity turf.

Currently available for use in the UK and Eire (check for changes on the registrations page).

When used as a nematicide and dependent on the timing of application and growth stage (e.g. egg, L1 and L2 larval stages) trials have demonstrated it can also have an impact on other pests of managed amenity turf such as Leatherjackets (Tipula spp.). Additionally there is an incidental label approval when used as a nematicide for the reduction of fusarium (Microdochium nivale). Furthermore trials have demonstrated that it will also impact on some other diseases of turf such as Pythium spp. Sample Approval refers to the specific label for the country concerned.

Active Substance 99% Garlic Extract
Formulation Suspension Concentrate
Crop Managed amenity turf
Target Endoparasitic and Ectoparasitic of the following Genera: Trichodorus spp. Longidorus spp. Pratylenchus spp. Meloidogyne spp. Tylenchus spp. Xiphinema spp. Heterodera spp. Globodera spp.
Maximum Dose Rate 20 litres/ha
CLP Attention handle with care
Number of applications 6
Application timing According to sampling results

Application method Spray
Application equipment Through calibrated sprayer

EGC Liquid is ideal for a quick knock-down where high numbers of nematodes are causing visible damage to existing playing surfaces. It can also be used as part of a multi treatment programmed approach where root knot nematodes in particular, as well as other nematodes, are known to be present and where a long term control strategy is required.

EGC Granules

EGC Granules is a granular nematicide which can be applied to managed amenity turf through an appropriate granule applicator. It is formulated as a micro granule containing 45% garlic extract.

Utilising Ecospray’s patented technology it has a stabilised and recognised DAS fingerprint delivering consistent performance it is the only nematicide approved for use on managed amenity turf.

Currently available for use in the UK and Eire (check for changes on the registrations page).

When used as a nematicide and dependent on the timing of application and growth stage (e.g. egg, L1 and L2 larval stages) trials have demonstrated it can also have an impact on other pests of managed amenity turf such as Leatherjackets (Tipula spp.) as well as diseases such as Fusarium (Microdochium nivale) and Pythium spp. Sample Approval refers to the specific label for the country concerned.


Active Substance 45% Garlic Extract
Formulation Granule
Crop Managed amenity turf
Target Endoparasitic and Ectoparasitic of the following Genera: Trichodorus spp. Longidorus spp. Pratylenchus spp. Meloidogyne spp. Tylenchus spp. Xiphinema spp. Heterodera spp. Globodera spp.
Maximum Dose Rate 240 kg/ha
CLP Attention handle with care
Number of applications 6
Application timing According to sampling results at planting/seeding or to established turf
Application method Calibrated granule applicator
Application equipment Calibrated granule applicator

EGC Granules can be used on established playing surfaces as part of a programme to control nematodes. It is also ideally suited for use in renovation processes. Whether it is a football pitch or a golf green, sand based substrates are used in the creation of an ideal playing surface. Sand based substrates will often carry high levels of naturally occurring nematode populations which can attack the developing grass seedling roots.

Nematode Facts

Plant parasitic nematodes are said to cause $100bn of crop losses annually – Society of Nematology 2015.   

Plant parasitic nematodes are the single most damaging pest to global agriculture.

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