Source: Bayer CropScience and Monsanto from Marketwire

Bayer CropScience LP and Monsanto Company have entered into an exclusive agreement on the use of a Poncho and Votivo seed treatment.

Offered with Acceleron Seed Treatment products for corn, Poncho/Votivo seed treatment from Bayer CropScience combines the most commonly used corn seed-applied insecticide with a new living-barrier approach to nematode protection.

Bayer data shows that the 500 rate of Poncho delivers increased control of wireworm, black cutworm, white grub and other early season pests. And four years of field research shows that Poncho/Votivo delivers an average six to eight bushels per acre yield increase on corn over the industry standard, the 250 rate of Poncho alone.

"We look forward to this opportunity to provide growers with advanced technology that combines Bayer CropScience innovation in seed treatment with Monsanto innovation in seed," said Bill Buckner, president and chief executive officer of Bayer CropScience LP. "This combination will help ensure that corn growers can have the best protection against yield-robbing nematodes and early season insects."

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