BASF boosts cereals seed treatment portfolio with two new products

Poncho XC and Relenya offer premium protection and performance in wheat



RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., September 1, 2020 – BASF is expanding its cereal seed treatment portfolio with the introduction of Poncho® XC seed treatment and Relenya® seed treatment, both recently registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  These products are now commercially available through local retailers for use in the 2021 winter wheat growing season.


“The addition of these new products enhances our cereals seed treatment portfolio and offers growers a broader range of solutions to combat early-season insect and disease pressure,” said Rebecca Noble, Product Manager, Seed Treatments. “This lineup of products will allow cereal growers to not only start strong but provide an added boost in performance they haven’t experienced before.”


Poncho XC is the latest addition to the Poncho family of products. Previously known for its strong legacy of protecting corn – Poncho XC features the same long-lasting and fast-acting insect protection from the start – but created for cereals.


Relenya offers cereal growers a powerful new seed-applied tool for disease and resistance management. Powered by Revysol® fungicide, a new active ingredient and the first and only isopropanol-azole of its kind in the market, Relenya will protect the seed and root zone from pathogenic fungi during the early development of the plant.


Poncho XC and Relenya join Stamina® F4 Cereals base fungicide seed treatment. Together these products will offer cereal growers broad-spectrum insect control, fungus control as well as a performance boost from Relenya.


Benefits of Relenya Seed Treatment

  • Boosts disease protection under Fusarium and Rhizoctonia pressure
  • Provides excellent control of Dwarf Bunt
  • Increases yield potential under varied levels of disease pressure


Benefits of Poncho XC Seed Treatment

  • Controls a broad range of chewing and sucking soil and leaf pests
  • Fast acting for immediate protection
  • Long-lasting protection of seeds and young plants
  • Promotes higher yields through a healthier root system and a more vigorous and uniform crop


In addition to Relenya and Poncho XC, BASF expects to launch a new seed treatment for cereal growers to eliminate wireworms. Pending EPA registration, BASF is eager to introduce Teraxxa™ seed treatment, featuring the new broflanilide active ingredient, which has demonstrated rapid insect mortality across all species and developmental stages of wireworms. 


To learn more about BASF’s complete cereals seed treatment portfolio contact your local BASF representative or visit


Always read and follow label directions.

Teraxxa seed treatment is not registered and not available for sale. This information is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to promote the sale of this product. Any sale of this product after registration is obtained shall be based solely on the EPA-approved product label, and any claims regarding product safety and efficacy shall be addressed solely by the label. Teraxxa is a trademark of BASF. Stamina, Relenya and Poncho are registered trademarks of BASF.



About BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division


With a rapidly growing population, the world is increasingly dependent on our ability to develop and maintain sustainable agriculture and healthy environments. Working with farmers, agricultural professionals, pest management experts and others, it is our role to help make this possible. That’s why we invest in a strong R&D pipeline and broad portfolio, including seeds and traits, chemical and biological crop protection, soil management, plant health, pest control and digital farming. With expert teams in the lab, field, office and in production, we connect innovative thinking and down-to-earth action to create real world ideas that work – for farmers, society and the planet. In 2019, our division generated sales of €7.8 billion. For more information, please visit or any of our social media channels.



About BASF


BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 18,800 employees in North America and had sales of $18. 4 billion in 2019.  For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit


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