Divanem Insecticide | GreenCast | Syngenta

Product Overview

Get to the root of parasitic turf nematodes with Divanem™ nematicide

Divanem™ nematicide delivers excellent turf quality through proven, broad-spectrum control including sting, lance, and root-knot nematodes. The innovative formulation moves quickly into the soil where nematodes are most active and provides drought tolerance and quicker recovery from stress.

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Proven Performance

1 x 0.5 gal. jug of Divanem is available in a Multipak with 5 x 1 lb. jugs of Heritage Action. 
  • Controls the most troublesome nematode species including sting, root-knot and lance.
  • Powered by the trusted active ingredient abamectin, Divanem is an enhanced formulation of Avid® insecticide designed to move more quickly into the soil to where parasitic nematodes are found for fast, effective control at the source. 
  • Helps protect roots from nematode damage and drought, which leads to more durable, stress-tolerant turf that can recover quicker from stresses like disease and aerification. 
  • Allows flexible application rates and season-long rotations for effective agronomic program.
  • Divanem is available for individual sale or in a Multipak with Heritage Action™ fungicide.
  • When used with Heritage Action, superintendents can help manage nematodes as well as diseases and abiotic stress.

Application Information

  • No special equipment needed for application.
  • No course closures are required during or after application. Re-entry is permitted after the spray has dried.
  • Safe for use on greens, tees and fairways of all turf species.
  • Active ingredient quickly moves into the soil layer and stays where nematodes are found.
  • Turf should be wet prior to application, and a wetting agent and surfactant should be tank-mixed with Divanem. 
  • For best results, applications should be made during mornings when light levels are low and dew is present. If no dew is present, a short irrigation cycle should be run to moisten turf prior to application.

Divanem Trials

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Divanem helps enhance root mass significantly.

Trial held on ’Champion’ Bermudagrass Putting Green at the Orange County National Golf Center in Winter Garden, Florida. Samples collected October 25, 2016. (Left) Untreated. (Right) Divanem (12.2 fl. oz./A) and a soil surfactant applied August 23, 2016, and September 21, 2016, and watered-in immediately with 0.2 inches of irrigation. Syngenta, 2016.

Nematode-damaged roots not only absorb less water but are also more susceptible to disease.

When combined with Heritage Action fungicide, Divanem will help improve turf quality and density as well as root growth and quality while providing enhanced biotic and abiotic stress tolerance.

Divanem helps turfgrass recover more quickly from aerification.

Treatments applied 4 times on 14-day interval beginning August 4, 2016. Divanem tank-mixed with a surfactant (6.0 fl. oz./1,000 ft2) and watered-in immediately with 0.25 inches of irrigation. Aerification performed on September 20, 2016, with 5/8 inch hollow tines on 2x2-inch centers. Young, 2016.

Divanem helps turf recover more quickly from drought.

Treatments applied 5 times on a 14-day interval prior to initiating drought stress. 37.5 and 75 gai/ha of abamectin is equivalent to 6.1 and 12.2 fl. oz./A of Divanem. Young, 2016.

Divanem provides broad-spectrum control over nematode activity.

Divanem applied to bermudagrass 4 times on 14-day interval. Data collected 12-25 days after 4th application. Crow, 2016.

Divanem helps control parasitic nematode populations to reduce root damage.

Samples collected October 25, 2016. Divanem and a wetting agent (48 fl. oz./A) applied on August 23, 2016, and September 21, 2016. Applications watered-in immediately with 0.2 inches of irrigation. Crow, 2016.



Syngenta nematicide receives EPA registration

The Environmental Protection Agency has granted registration to new Divanem nematicide from Syngenta. With the reliable active ingredient abamectin, Divanem delivers excellent turf quality through proven, broad-spectrum control of nematodes on golf course tees, greens and fairways and is safe for use on all turfgrass species. Find out more on the product from this Golf Course Industry article.  Read more »


Get to the root of turf nematodes with new Divanem™ nematicide from Syngenta

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted registration to new Divanem™ nematicide from Syngenta.  Read more »

Nematode Knowledge

The first step to defending turf from nematodes is #NematodeKnowledge. Visit the Nematode Knowledge page to learn more about how infestations impact turfgrass, how to identify nematodes through regular soil sampling and solutions for nematode control. More information on where to send soil samples, visit here to learn more.

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Download Supporting Divanem Documents

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2017 Get To The Root of Nematodes Program(PDF)

Purchase Divanem and / or Divanem + Heritage Action™ fungicide to be eligible for the 2017 Get to the Root of Nematodes Program.

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Divanem Nematicide Information Sheet(PDF)

Learn how Divanem delivers excellent turf quality through proven, broad-spectrum control on golf course tees, greens and fairways.

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Soil Sampling Information Sheet(PDF)

Review proper nematode sampling methods and find out how you can find a local lab to test them.


For control of turf-parasitic nematodes on golf course greens, tees and fairways

Active Ingredient(s): Abamectin


Currently Approved States
  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
Currently Approved Use Sites
  • Golf Course Management
  • Turf
  • Turf & Ornamentals
Special Labels
  • Section 2 (ee) - Alabama - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Arizona - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Arkansas - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Colorado - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Connecticut - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Delaware - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - District of Columbia - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Florida - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Georgia - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Hawaii - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Idaho - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Illinois - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Indiana - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Iowa - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Kansas - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Kentucky - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Louisiana - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Maryland - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Massachusetts - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Michigan - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Minnesota - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Mississippi - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Missouri - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Montana - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Nebraska - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Nevada - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - New Hampshire - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - New Jersey - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - New Mexico - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - North Carolina - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - North Dakota - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Ohio - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Oklahoma - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Oregon - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Pennsylvania - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Rhode Island - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - South Carolina - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - South Dakota - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Tennessee - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Utah - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Vermont - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Virginia - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Washington - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - West Virginia - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Wisconsin - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Section 2 (ee) - Wyoming - Bermudagrass Mites
  • Get To The Root of Nematodes Program

    Divanem™ nematicide defends against root-knot, lance & sting nematodes for proven control on greens, tees & fairways. Nematode damage to turf roots can increase susceptibility to disease. Divanem is an excellent tank mix partner with Heritage Action™ fungicide to manage both nematodes and diseases as part of a comprehensive control program.

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    Program Eligibility

    Golf course superintendents that purchase Divanem and/or Divanem + Heritage Action™ fungicide and comply with Program Requirements as set forth below (“Eligible Participants”).

    Program Period

    March 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017

    Program Requirements

    Eligible Participants purchasing one case (1 gal) of Divanem OR one (1) Divanem + Heritage Action Multipak (“Qualifying Purchase”) during the Program Period will receive a Malektronic Rocket Bluetooth Wireless Speaker (“Speaker Incentive”). AND Eligible Participants will earn 10,000 GreenTrust Rewards points beginning with their second Qualifying Purchase (“Points Incentive”).

    For example purchasing two cases (2 gals) of Divanem and one (1) Divanem + Heritage Action Multipak will receive an additional 20,000 GreenTrust Rewards points, in addition to two (2) wireless speakers. Limit of two (2) Speaker Incentives per Eligible Participant. No limit of Points Incentive per Eligible Participant.

    Extended Terms: SummerPay

    Eligible Participants also have access to SummerPay™ extended terms. SummerPay extended terms enable Eligible Participants to defer payment for Qualifying Purchases made during the Program Period until the summer of 2017. Payment will be due on July 6, 2017.

    Download PDF Version of Program ›

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