Seed Treatment

Applying a seed treatment to forage seed is a very effective plant protection tool, helping to ensure seedling establishment and early plant development is maximised so that a high producing pasture or sward can be achieved.

The first four to six weeks after sowing is a critical stage in the life of a new plant as seedlings emerge and develop their plant structures. Seed treatment has a very important role to play during this period because it is during this time that seedlings are most at risk from external factors such as pest and disease pressure.

Ultrastrike®

Ultrastrike® is a broad spectrum ‘film coat’ that provides establishing grass, chicory and brassica seedlings with extensive protection.

Benefits

  • Assists in maximising seedling establishment and plant development.
  • Effective against a range of common insects.
  • Effective against a range of diseases in brassica and chicory.
  • Not harmful to beneficials such as earthworms.
  • Cost effective compared with ‘broadacre’ control options.

 Recommended for grass, brassica and chicory:

  • Full pasture renovation situations when new grass is sown.
  • Use in over-sowing programmes due to the increased risk of insect damage in grass to grass environments.
  • Over-sowing situations where competition from the existing pasture can be limiting on new seedlings.
  • All autumn and spring sown grasses, brassica and chicory.

 *Pasja II and Appin are not Poncho Plus treated

Contains:

  • Poncho® Plus; a systemic insecticide for protection against Red Legged Earth Mite, Blue Oat Mite, African Black Bettle, Yellow Headed Cockchafer and Lucerne Flea (suppression only). Please note, in some cases where high numbers of pests are present, a follow up insecticide treatment may be necessary.
  • Thiram fungicide effective against the ‘damping off’ diseases Pythium and Fusarium applied on Pallaton, Barkant, and Green Globe.
  • Apron XL fungicide effective against the ‘damping off’ diseases Pythium and Fusarium applied on Goliath, Titan and Regal.
  • Grazing withholding period is 8 weeks.

 

Pasja II and Appin only

Contains

  • Gaucho®, a systemic insecticide for protection against Red Legged Earth Mite and Blue Oat Mite. Please note, in some cases where high numbers of mites are present, a follow up insecticide treatment may be necessary.
  • Thiram fungicide effective against the ‘damping off’ diseases Pythium and Fusarium.
  • Grazing withholding period is 6 weeks.
  • Pasja II and Appin are not Poncho® Plus treated.

Superstrike®

Superstrike® contains a combination of seed protection and enhancement additives within its seed treatment for clovers and lucerne.

Benefits

  • Assists in maximising seedling establishment and plant development.
  • Effective against a range of common insects.
  • Effective against a range of diseases.
  • Not harmful to beneficials such as earthworms.
  • Cost effective compared with ‘broadacre’ control options.

Recommended for legumes

  • Use in all sub-surface and broadcast sowings in both cultivated and nil tillage situations.

Contains

  • Poncho®Plus, a systemic insecticide for protection against Red Legged Earth Mite, Blue Oat Mite, Cutworm and Lucerne Flea (suppression only). Please note, in some cases where high numbers of pests are present, a follow up insecticide treatment may be necessary.
  • Apron XL®fungicide effective against the ‘damping off’ diseases Pythium and Fusarium applied to sub clovers.
  • AxyM fungicide effective against the ‘damping off’ diseases Pythium and Fusarium applied to lucerne.
  • Inoculated with nitrogen-fixing bacteria (rhizobia).
  • A fine lime base for localised pH correction around seedlings.

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