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New 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 from 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.Contact Bayer CropScience, Dept. FIN, 2 T.W. Alexander Dr., Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, 866/992-2937, visit or, or circle 155.

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