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New Poncho seed treatment

Bayer CropScience introduces Poncho 500, its newest seed-applied insecticide.

“Corn growers who use Poncho 500 can see an average 10-bu./acre increase in their yields over current fungicide control,” says Kerry Grossweiler, Bayer CropScience marketing product manager for seed treatments. “Poncho 500 improves on the excellent performance of Poncho 250 by protecting early-season seeds and seedlings and damage caused by wireworm, black cutworm and other early-season insect pests.”

The price of Poncho 500 is expected to be $13 to $14/acre. It joins Poncho 250 and Poncho 1250 in Bayer’s stable of seed-applied insecticides for corn.

“With commodity prices at either $4 or $5 per bushel, Poncho provides an excellent return on investment,” Grossweiler says. “The value creation of increased yields will drive the seed-applied insecticide market to higher rates of Poncho.”

For more information, contact Bayer CropScience, Dept. FIN, 2 T. W. Alexander Dr., Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, 866/992-2937,

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