Beck’s Escalate® seed treatment comes standard on every bag of Beck’s seed corn. It includes Poncho®/VOTiVO® 2.0, a fluency agent and polymer for improved flowability and plantability, and Nemasect™, a broad spectrum nematicide with activity on many soil-dwelling insects.
This elite seed treatment is comprised of 13 active ingredients that controls at least 16 different diseases, insects, and nematodes. That’s more than any competitor’s standard seed treatment package.
Benefits of Nemasect™
With a 90% win rate versus standard treatment, Nemasect™ adds a second mode of action to Escalate to kill insects and nematodes, as well as protect and improve yield.** ** Nemasect delivers an additional 12.2 Bu./A. yield protection advantage in corn. Test results from two-year field trials at 50 locations (2016 and 2017) vs. competitive standard. Corn trials were conducted in nematode infested fields in NE, MN, MO, IA, IL, IN, OH and AL.
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 bacterial component that enhances the microbial activity around the plant roots for improved nutrient uptake for even greater yield potential.*** *** 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.
Seed Treatment Stewardship
Seed treatments provide farmers with an economical means of protecting seeds and seedlings against early-season insect pests and diseases. This results in stronger and more uniform stands, healthier plants and higher crop yields. It is essential that those who treat, handle, transport, and plant treated seeds manage them properly and in accordance with label instructions to minimize the risk of pesticide exposure to humans and the environment.
The Guide to Seed Treatment Stewardship
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