Poncho® 600 Seed Treatment

The original member of a family of seed treatments with proven success, Poncho seed treatment has kept corn seedlings safe for more than 15 years. With protection against a broad spectrum of early-season pests, it also helps increase vigor and improve yield potential.

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    Benefits of Poncho® 600 Seed Treatment

    • Highly effective, broad-spectrum insect control and can be combined with rootworm-resistant hybrids
    • Increases yield compared to competitors
    • More effective control from contact and systemic activity
    • Can be combined with seed-applied fungicides — no known adverse interactions with herbicides


    For corn, choose from the broad protection of the Poncho® seed treatment family to find the right clothianidin application rate for your operation.


    • The clothianidin in Poncho® 600 seed treatment provides broad-spectrum efficacy against a range of soil and plant pests, with faster-acting protection than the competition, such as products featuring thiamethoxam.


    • Seed protected with Poncho® 250 seed treatment rate (0.25 mg AI/kernel) yields an average of 9.74 bu/A more than non-treated seed across 526 tests conducted by universities, seed companies and consultants.


    • When applied on CRW-trait corn, Poncho® 500 seed treatment rate (0.50 mg AI/kernel) delivers 10 bu/A average more than a seed-applied fungicide base.


    Seed treated with Poncho® 1250 seed treatment rate (1.25 mg AI/kernel) delivers a 3.7 bu/A average yield advantage over corn protected with leading soil-applied insecticides in more than 936 head-to-head comparisons. When compared with non-treated seed, the yield advantage rises to 13.5 bu/A.


    Poncho® 250 seed treatment, Poncho® 500 seed treatment and Poncho® 1250 seed treatment are the 0.25 mg AI/kernel, 0.50 mg AI/kernel and 1.25 mg AI/kernel application rates (respectively) of Poncho® 600 seed treatment seed-applied insecticide.

    Table showing Poncho 600 treatment spectrum on various pests.

    Summary of 29 trials (2007-2008). Fungicide Base applied to all treatments. Poncho 250 is Poncho applied at 0.25 mg a/seed. Poncho 500 is Poncho applied at 0.5 mg a/seed.

    Key Pests

    Aphid, Aphid (Bird Cherry-Oat), Aphid (Corn Leaf), Aphid (English Grain), Aphid (Russian Wheat), Aphid (Sugarcane), Aphid (Yellow Sugarcane)


    Beetle Larva (Japanese), Beetle (Larva June), Beetle Larva (May), Beetle (Corn Flea), Beetle (Flea), Beetle (Red Flour), Beetle (Rusty Grain), Beetle (Southern Corn Leaf), Beetle (Sugarcane), Billbug (Southern Corn), Borer (Lesser Grain), Bug (Black Grass)


    Chafer Larva (European), Chinch Bug, Cutworm (Black), Cutworm (Black Granulate)


    Fly (Hessian)


    Grape Colaspis, Grasshopper, Greenbug, Grub (White)


    Insect (Grain Storage)


    Maggot (Seedcorn), Moth (Indian Meal)


    Rootworm (Corn), Rootworm (Mexican Corn), Rootworm (Northern Corn), Rootworm (Southern Corn), Rootworm (Western Corn)


    Stinkbug, Southern Green




    Weevil (Rice), Weevil (Rice Water), Wireworm

    Key Crops


    Corn, Canola

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