Poncho Protects | CropSolutions New Zealand

The past 2 years have been tough for dairy farmers and related industries but now, at last, the future looks brighter!

With higher milk prices, now is the time to consider replacing some of your old and worn out pastures. Establish your new pasture with quality seed, treated with Poncho and see your investment grow.

1. Newly sown pasture can be attacked by Argentine Stem Weevil (ASW), Grass Grub and Black Beetle

These pests have a voracious appetite for young grass and if not treated all are capable of preventing pasture establishment. Use Poncho treated seed to control all three pests while pasture is establishing.

2. Poncho treated pastures are more vigorous

Compare a Poncho treated crop with an untreated crop and the difference is clear. Poncho treated grass grows quicker and reaches the first cut earlier. Never used Poncho on your farm? Why not treat part of a paddock and see the difference yourself?

3. Poncho treated pastures yield more

The rapid early growth of Poncho treated seed results in a higher yield.

1. Poncho’s protective halo

Pests do not recover from Poncho. They either come into contact with the protective halo around the seed or through eating the Poncho protected plant. Either way they are controlled.

2. Poncho is so convenient

No special equipment is required to drill the treated seed and there will be no empty containers to dispose of.

3. Poncho and endophytes work together

The endophytes found in modern varieties of pasture grasses are very effective at controlling pests but they need time to establish in newly emerged grass. This leaves the grass vulnerable to pest attack. Poncho prevents the pests attacking and protects valuable grass seed while the endophytes establish.