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Seed
Essentials

Give your crops and pastures the best possible start…

… made to order, we produce quality grain & seed mixes that are able to meet industry quality and safety standards through the use of innovative BASF technology. Whatever crop you cultivate, speak to us about how we can provide you with quality reliable seed options.

 

Seed treatments

We also provide seed treatments that protect against major diseases and pests in your crops and pastures and help increase both yields and profits. That includes top quality treatments like Poncho and Gaucho.

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Poncho seed treatment

An essential part of any pasture establishment plan, Poncho is a highly effective seed treatment insecticide that protects your seeds from insect attacks, especially in early establishing, thus maximising your production. Recommended for maize, cereal crops, grass seed crops and forage brassicas, Poncho is proven to improve crop emergence, increase DM production and reduce the time to first cut.

It acts as an anti-feedant, repellent, and contact, and stomach poison against Argentine Stem Weevil (ASW), grass grubs, and black beetles. It also supports cereal aphid control and prevents Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV) from planting right through to GS21 (3-leaf stage but before tillering has commenced).

Precisely applied to the seed at a low dose rate, Poncho is released from the seed straight after sowing and forms a protective halo around the seed. This is then absorbed through germination and transferred to the plant’s sap flow, delivering protection from root to tip. So you can focus on other tasks at an otherwise busy time of year and let Poncho take care of the diseases and pests for you.

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Gaucho seed treatment

Gaucho is an insecticide seed treatment that provides excellent early plant protection for brassica seedling against four of the major pests (Springtail, Aphid, ASW and Nysius). Recommended for spring and autumn-sown crops, it promotes healthy growth, higher yields and a better return on your investment. It is also more sustainable than granular and foliar insecticides because it offers targeted protection. In other words, we only apply Gaucho to the seeds of the crops you want to protect.

When the treated seeds are planted and begin to grow, the active ingredient in Gaucho is released and moves throughout the plant. This increase in protection minimises unwanted insect attacks and maximises crop yield and profitability.

A cost-effective solution that saves you time and resources overall, with Gaucho you don’t need to check your crops as often, nor apply as many foliar insecticides to control the same target pests.