The #1 Corn Seed Treatment

Poncho® Votivo® has delivered a decade of winning seasons, helping farmers achieve higher yield potential with strong insect control above and below ground and tough protection against nematodes. 

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    Benefits of Poncho® Votivo® Seed Treatment

    • Immediate protection against a wide range of insects from the moment the seed is planted
    • Living barrier protects against plant pathogenic nematodes
    • Increased yield potential by improving root health and a more vigorous, uniform crop

    How Poncho Votivo from BASF Works

    Above and Below Ground Protection

    Poncho® is a systemic corn insecticide treatment that quickly absorbs into the new root, providing early-season protection. Votivo® is a unique bacteria strain that creates a living barrier, preventing multiple generations of nematodes from causing damage. 

    Increased Plant Vitality

    Poncho maximizes stands, uniformity, and vigor, while Votivo promotes healthier root development and plant growth. 

    Proven, Reliable Performance

    In over 900 field trials across a range of geographies, insect and nematode pressures, Poncho Votivo corn seed treatment delivered an average yield increase of 5.1 bu/A over Poncho® 250.*


    *Field trials conducted between 2007 and 2017. Poncho 250 is the 0.25 mg aI/seed rate of Poncho 600.


    MVPs Choose Poncho Votivo Corn Seed Treatment

    Meet Andy Rahe, farmer of the Field of Dreams Movie Site.

    Meet Andy Rahe, farmer of the Field of Dreams Movie Site. 

    Key Pests


    • Aphid
    • Aphid, Black Bean
    • Aphid, Corn Leaf
    • Aphid, English Grain
    • Aphid, Sugarcane
    • Aphid, Yellow Sugarcane



    • Beetle Larva, Japanese
    • Beetle Larva, June
    • Beetle Larva, May
    • Beetle, Bean Leaf
    • Beetle, Corn Flea
    • Beetle, Flea
    • Beetle, Grape Colaspis
    • Beetle, Red Flour
    • Beetle, Rusty Grain
    • Beetle, Southern Corn Leaf
    • Beetle, Sugarcane
    • Borer, Lesser Grain



    • Chafer Larva, European
    • Chinch Bug
    • Cutworm, Black



    • Grape Colaspis
    • Greenbug
    • Grub, White



    • Leafhopper
    • Leafminer



    • Maggot, Seedcorn
    • Maggot, Sugar Beet Root
    • Moth, Indian Meal



    • Nematode, Dagger
    • Nematode, False Root-Knot
    • Nematode, Lance
    • Nematode, Lesion
    • Nematode, Needle
    • Nematode, Pin
    • Nematode, Reniform
    • Nematode, Ring
    • Nematode, Root Lesion
    • Nematode, Root-Knot
    • Nematode, Spiral
    • Nematode, Sting
    • Nematode, Stubby Root
    • Nematode, Stunt
    • Nematode, Sugar Beet Cyst



    • Rootworm, Southern Corn



    • Springtail, Subterranean
    • Stinkbug, Southern Green



    • Threecornered Alfalfa Hopper
    • Thrips



    • Weevil, Rice
    • Wireworm (corn, sorghum)
    • Needle nematode (corn)
    • Root-lesion nematode (corn)
    • Root-knot nematode (cotton, soybean, corn, sorghum)
    • Reniform nematode (cotton, soybean)
    • Aphids including Sugarcane aphid (sorghum)
    • Seedcorn maggot (corn, soybean)




    See label for additional pests


    Always read and follow label directions. Poncho and Votivo are registered trademarks of BASF. © 2023 BASF Corporation. All rights reserved.


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