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Tioxazafen [ISO] is a seed treatment nematicide developed by Monsanto to provide consistent broad-spectrum control of nematodes in corn, soy, and cotton. Its structure has a disubstituted oxadiazole skeleton, representing a new class of nematicides. Greenhouse and field trials suggest that it is at least as effective as existing commercial nematicides for the control of soybean cyst nematode, root-knot nematode, and reniform nematode. [1]

Tioxazafen is marketed commercially as Nemastrike. [2]

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  1. Slomczynska, Urszula; South, Michael S.; Bunkers, Greg J.; Edgecomb, Donald; Wyse-Pester, Dawn; Selness, Shaun; Ding, Yiwei; Christiansen, Jessica; Ediger, Kent; Miller, William; Charumilind, Pana; Hartmann, Gregory; Williams, Jeremy; Dimmic, Matthew; Shortt, Barry; Haakenson, William; Wideman, Al; Crawford, Michael; Hresko, Michelle; McCarter, James (2015). "Tioxazafen: A New Broad-Spectrum Seed Treatment Nematicide". Discovery and Synthesis of Crop Protection Products. ACS Symposium Series. Vol. 1204. pp. 129–147. doi:10.1021/bk-2015-1204.ch010. ISBN   978-0-8412-3102-3.
  2. "Corn Grower Tests New Nematode Seed Treatment NemaStrike". Successful Farming. 27 August 2018.