Seed Treatments

Each season, your success starts with the seed you plant. At Beck’s, we want to ensure that your seed has the best protection possible. Beck’s proprietary seed treatment, Escalate®, provides insect, nematode and disease protection, as well as improved stands and higher yields. 

Since releasing our first exclusive seed coating system in 1996, we have continued to utilize the best quality ingredients to enhance and protect your seed at the highest level. That means we’re constantly testing new products and ingredients to ensure Escalate offers farmers the best possible protection and enhancement for their seed. To ensure maximum protection and coverage, Escalate is sealed with an exclusive polymer coating. 

 A NEW LEVEL OF SEED PROTECTION

Nematodes are present in a large percentage of corn fields across the United States. In soybeans, soybean cyst nematode (SCN) infestations are the number one cause of yield loss, reducing yields by as much as 30 percent. 

To help reduce losses caused by nematodes, we’re excited to introduce Nemasect™, a new ingredient in our Escalate seed treatment on all Beck’s corn and soybean products at no additional charge. 

With multiple modes of action against the most common nematode species, as well as activity on many soil-dwelling insects, Nemasect is a powerful addition in Escalate. 

 

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STANDARD IN EVERY BAG 

Escalate, powered by Nemasect, comes standard on all Beck’s corn and soybean seed at no additional cost. Beck’s wheat and elite alfalfa seed is treated with our standard Escalate at no additional cost. Escalate Sales Sheet. 

 THE NEMASECT ADVANTAGE 

  • A broad spectrum nematicide with activity on many soil-dwelling insects 
  • Multiple modes of action against the most common nematode species: lesion, stunt, dagger, and stubby root 
  • Controls nematodes within 24 to 48 hours
  • As a biological, it’s safe to handle and safe for the environment

 

Beck’s Escalate seed treatment on corn is now powered by Nemasect and includes Poncho®/VOTiVO® 2.0 plus a fluency agent and polymer for improved flowability and plantability. Farmers can go to the field confident that their seed is protected by the most robust seed treatment package available.

Escalate is comprised of 13 active ingredients 
Escalate controls a combined 16 types of diseases, insects and nematodes 
Escalate Powered by Nemasect delivers an additional 12.2 Bu./A yield protection advantage in corn.*

 

 

Nemasect vs Standard Treatment Corn

 

 

 

 

BENEFITS OF PONCHO/VOTIVO 2.0 

Poncho/VOTiVO 2.0 provides early-season protection from above- and below-ground insects and corn plant pathogenic nematodes, along with a NEW bacterial component that enhances the microbial activity around the plant roots for improved nutrient uptake for even greater yield potential.**

 



Beck’s Escalate seed treatment on soybeans is now powered by Nemasect and includes a polymer for improved flowability and plantability. The Nemasect component adds multiple modes of action against the most common nematode species and protection against one of the most harmful and damaging nematodes, soybean cyst nematode, to protect and improve yields*


Escalate is comprised of active ingredients 
Escalate controls a combined 16 types of diseases, insects and nematodes 
Escalate Powered by Nemasect delivers an additional 3.5 Bu./A yield protection advantage in soybeans.*

 

 

Nemasect vs Standard Treatment Soybeans

 

 

 

PROTECTION AGAINST SDS

 

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Beck’s Escalate SDS contains ILeVO® to bring added protection against sudden death syndrome and nematodes.**** Escalate SDS is also powered by Nemasect for dual mode of action control of nematodes and insects. Escalate SDS is available for the reduced price of $8.95 per unit (SDS rate). It is the most complete protection system available, and the best value in the industry!

 

 

*Corn results from two-year field trials at 50 locations (2016 and 2017) vs. competitive standard. Corn trials conducted in nematode infested fields in NE, MN, MO, IA, IL, IN, OH and AL. Soybean results from two-year field trials at 124 locations (2016 and 2017) vs. competitive standard. Soybean trials conducted in nematode infested fields in IN, IL, IA, OH, WI, MN, NE, KY, VA, NC, GA, AL, LA, MS, AR. Individual results will vary based on nematode pressure in each field.
** Beck’s 2017 data shows a 7 Bu./A. advantage over Beck’s 2018 Escalate with Poncho 1250. Poncho/VOTiVO 2.0 contains the 0.5 mg AI/seed rate, commonly known as Poncho 500. 
***Corn rootworm protection provided by Escalate seed treatment with NEMASECT is similar to the activity on corn rootworm as the 1250 rate of Poncho.
****In a four-year, multi-location study in Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)®, Escalate SDS showed an average return on investment of +$11.59/A.

Escalate® and NEMASECT™ are trademarks of Beck's Superior Hybrids, Inc. Poncho®, VOTiVO®, and ILeVO® are registered trademarks of Bayer.