Poncho® VOTiVO

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.