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    Farming & Crop Protection Poncho®/VOTiVO®


      Poncho/VOTiVO seed treatment from BASF protects young plants from some of the most damaging pests duringcritical early development stages. This leads to healthier root development, so farmers can maximize stands, uniformity and vigor for higher corn yield potential.

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    Benefits of Poncho/VOTiVO
    Immediate Protection - Systemic agent protects valuable seed from the moment it's planted
    Pest Control - Biological agent creates a living barrier of protection against a wide range of nematodes, including soybean cyst, root-knot, root-lesion, reniform and needle nematodes
    Yield Potential - Promotes healthier root systems and a more vigorous and uniform crop, positively impacting yield

      How Poncho/VOTiVO Works

      Poncho/VOTiVO employs a biological mode of action with a unique bacteria strain that lives and grows with young roots, creating a living barrier that prevents nematodes from causing damage. Poncho/VOTiVO seed treatment works to protect the whole plant, above and below ground. It contains a systemic agent that is absorbed by roots immediately, so pests do not get the opportunity to strike.

      Poncho seed treatment provides broad-spectrum insect control while the bacteria in VOTiVO seed treatment create a living barrier around the seed which lives and grows with the roots for at least 60 days, protecting against up to two generations of nematodes.

      Average 5.1 bu/A yield advantage in corn versus Poncho 250* in over 900 field trials conducted between 2007 and 2017 across a wide range of geographies with varying insect and nematode pressures. Trials in 2015–2017 show a win rate of over 83% over Poncho 250

      In 561 soybean field trials conducted between 2010 and 2016 across a wide geography, Poncho/VOTiVO resulted in an average yield advantage of 1.3 Bu./A., when compared to Gaucho®*.

      From seed germination to plant establishment, Poncho/VOTiVO secures a foundation for the best yields.

    Key Pests




      • Aphid
      • Aphid, Black Bean
      • Aphid, Corn Leaf
      • Aphid, English Grain
      • Aphid, Sugarcane
      • Aphid, Yellow Sugarcane




      • Beetle Larva, Japanese
      • Beetle Larva, June
      • Beetle Larva, May
      • Beetle, Bean Leaf
      • Beetle, Corn Flea
      • Beetle, Flea
      • Beetle, Grape Colaspis
      • Beetle, Red Flour
      • Beetle, Rusty Grain
      • Beetle, Southern Corn Leaf
      • Beetle, Sugarcane
      • Borer, Lesser Grain




      • Chafer Larva, European
      • Chinch Bug
      • Cutworm, Black




      • Grape Colaspis
      • Greenbug
      • Grub, White




      • Leafhopper
      • Leafminer




      • Maggot, Seedcorn
      • Maggot, Sugar Beet Root
      • Moth, Indian Meal




      • Nematode, Dagger
      • Nematode, False Root-Knot
      • Nematode, Lance
      • Nematode, Lesion
      • Nematode, Needle
      • Nematode, Pin
      • Nematode, Reniform
      • Nematode, Ring
      • Nematode, Root Lesion
      • Nematode, Root-Knot
      • Nematode, Soybean Cyst
      • Nematode, Spiral
      • Nematode, Sting
      • Nematode, Stubby Root
      • Nematode, Stunt
      • Nematode, Sugar Beet Cyst




      • Rootworm, Southern Corn




      • Springtail, Subterranean
      • Stinkbug, Southern Green




      • Threecornered Alfalfa Hopper
      • Thrips




      • Weevil, Rice
      • Wireworm (corn, sorghum)
      • Needle nematode (corn)
      • Root-lesion nematode (corn)
      • Early-season aphids (soybean)
      • Overwintering bean leaf beetle (soybean)
      • Soybean cyst nematode (soybean)
      • Root-knot nematode (cotton, soybean, corn, sorghum)
      • Reniform nematode (cotton, soybean)
      • Aphids including Sugarcane aphid (sorghum)
      • Seedcorn maggot (corn, soybean)
      • See label for additional pests

      Always read and follow label directions.

      Gaucho is a registered trademark of Bayer AG.