BASF Adds Two To Cereals Seed Treatment Portfolio

BASF is introducing Poncho XC and Relenya seed treatments, which were both recently registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  These products are now commercially available through local retailers for use in the 2021 winter wheat growing season.  

“The addition of these new products enhances our cereals seed treatment portfolio and offers growers a broader range of solutions to combat early-season insect and disease pressure,” Rebecca Noble, Product Manager, Seed Treatments said in a product announcement. “This lineup of products will allow cereal growers to not only start strong but provide an added boost in performance they haven’t experienced before.”
Poncho XC is the latest addition to the Poncho family of products. Previously known for its strong legacy of protecting corn – Poncho XC features the same long-lasting and fast-acting insect protection from the start – but created for cereals.
Relenya offers cereal growers a powerful new seed-applied tool for disease and resistance management. Powered by Revysol fungicide, a new active ingredient and the first and only isopropanol-azole of its kind in the market, Relenya will protect the seed and root zone from pathogenic fungi during the early development of the plant.
Poncho XC and Relenya join Stamina F4 Cereals base fungicide seed treatment. Together these products will offer cereal growers broad-spectrum insect control, fungus control as well as a performance boost from Relenya.
Benefits of Relenya Seed Treatment 

  • Boosts disease protection under Fusarium and Rhizoctonia pressure 
  • Provides excellent control of Dwarf Bunt
  • Increases yield potential under varied levels of disease pressure 

Benefits of Poncho XC Seed Treatment 

  • Controls a broad range of chewing and sucking soil and leaf pests
  • Fast acting for immediate protection
  • Long-lasting protection of seeds and young plants
  • Promotes higher yields through a healthier root system and a more vigorous and uniform crop 

In addition to Relenya and Poncho XC, BASF expects to launch a new seed treatment for cereal growers to eliminate wireworms. Pending EPA registration, BASF is eager to introduce Teraxxa seed treatment, featuring the new broflanilide active ingredient, which has demonstrated rapid insect mortality across all species and developmental stages of wireworms.  
Click here to learn more about BASF’s complete cereals seed treatment portfolio contact your local BASF representative.