Source: Bayer CropScience

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved Poncho/Votivo seed treatment from Bayer CropScience for use in corn.

Poncho/Votivo features the higher-powered 500 rate (.500 mg of a.i. per kernel) of Poncho 600 seed-applied insecticide, so corn growers get increased control of wireworms, black cutworms, white grubs and other early season insect pests, according to Bayer CropScience. Using the 500 rate produces more plants per acre and higher yields than the industry standard 250 rate (.250 mg of a.i. per kernel), said Kerry Grossweiler, Poncho/Votivo corn product manager.

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