Poncho® VOTiVO is a combination of Poncho, recognised as providing first class control of early season pests with VOTiVO, a world leading biological seed treatment.
VOTiVO is a unique strain of the bacteria Bacillus firmus, I-1582. Applied to the seed, VOTiVO is very stable but once the seed is planted and begins to germinate the bacteria grow with the developing roots creating a living barrier. This barrier is able to reduce the impact of nematode attack.
By coating the maize or sweet corn roots with a living film of beneficial bacteria Poncho VOTiVO reduces the nematode’s ability to attack the roots. In addition, Poncho® VOTiVO has been shown to bring plant health benefits such as enhanced rooting.
Provides immediate protection – systemic insecticide protects the seed against key pests from the moment it’s planted. The protective “halo” that Poncho creates protects the entire plant during the critical early growth stages.
With additional biological control – Bacillus firmus I-1582 creates a living barrier to suppress attack from a range of nematode species.
Protects yield potential – by protecting the entire plant during the critical crop establishment phase Poncho® VOTiVO promotes a healthier root system and more uniform and vigorous crop.