Seed Treatment Can Harness Soil Microbes

cindy zimmerman

A new and improved seed treatment will soon be available for corn growers that promises to help them “be dirt rich” to reach higher yield potential.

The Poncho®/VOTiVO® 2.0 system is the next generation of the top selling seed treatment, Poncho/VOTiVO, which combines a fast-acting systemic insecticide with a biological seed treatment that provides protection against nematodes. The 2.0 is what positively impacts the soil environment around the root to increase nutrient uptake by the plant.

“Growers understand it’s not all about the seed they planted, but it’s also about the environment in which they plant that seed,” said Greg Ginisty, Bayer product manager, corn seed treatments. “One of the things we forget is that the soil is alive, and those soil microbes can move nutrients from the soil organic matter into usable forms that our plants can ingest.”

Greg and Bayer Product Development Manager Dr. Jennifer Riggs both attended Commodity Classic to share their excitement about Poncho/VOTiVO 2.0, which will be available in seed company and Bayer demo plots this year. Listen to their interviews below and watch as Jennifer explains the science behind PV 2.0 in the video.

Poncho/VOTiVO 2.0 and Soil Health: Interview with Jennifer Riggs, Bayer

Greater Nutrient Uptake with Poncho Votivo 2.0: Interview with Greg Ginisty, Bayer

Bayer at 2018 Commodity Classic Photo Album

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