Poncho/VOTiVO Gives Great Odds

Kelly MarshallAudio, Bayer CropScience, Commodity Classic, seed

If you could go to Vegas with 80 percent favorable odds, would you take it? asks Greg Ginisty, Bayer product manager. That’s what Poncho/VOTiVO has provided growers – a consistent product with a consistent return on investment, and really great odds. Poncho/VOTiVo has been game-changing in terms of insect control since 2010 when it was first launched and it remains the number one seed treatment in the U.S. market.

While Bayer is proud of what Poncho/VOTiVO has already accomplished, there’s more. A new formulation is coming in 2018, Ginisty says. “At Bayer we’ve been working on the next generation of Poncho/VOTiVO. This will be Phocho/VOTiVO 2.0. We’re keeping the same great advantages of Poncho, the same benefits of VOTiVO and we’re adding a third component to the mix. It’s a second biological seed treatment. This second biological is going to focus on soil health.”

Growers are increasingly more interested in the environment in which seeds and plants will be growing and the new biologic provides increased microbial growth. Testing shows a nearly 4 bu/A additional gain over Poncho/VOTiVO’s already documented 10 bushel bump.

To learn more about 2.0 listen to Greg Ginisty and Jennifer Riggs, Bayer product development manger, in this press conference from Commodity Classic. [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/classic17-bayer-votivo.mp3″ text=”Poncho/VOTiVO Press Conference”]

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