Poncho 250

Poncho 250®

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Meet Poncho 250

Nurturing your corn crop from the ground up is what you do best. To succeed, you need superior control of all seven major early season corn insect pests — all the way up to the five-leaf stage. Poncho 250 can give you corn crops with more vigour, a more even stand, greener plants and a higher return on your investment.

Covering both the root system and above ground growth, only Poncho provides systemic protection of both the seed and seedling.


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The experts at Bayer have created a full-colour field guide that will get you up-to-speed on 15 common corn insect pests. With large photos, descriptions, damage caused, scouting tips and management and control recommendations, you’ll be a corn pest expert in no time!

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Application Rate and Timing

For your convenience, Poncho 250 is commercially applied by your seed supplier. That way, you’re ensured uniform and consistent coverage of each and every kernel.

Poncho 250 is also applied in combination with a unique seed coating technology called Precise Seed Finisher (PSF) developed by Bayer.


Crops that Poncho 250 Protects

Pests Controlled with Poncho 250

Field Corn
Sweet Corn
Black cutworm
Corn flea beetle
Corn rootworm
European chafer
Japanese beetle
June beetle
Seedcorn maggot
White grub


Tried and Tested

Poncho 250’s ability to protect corn has been rigorously tested and the results are in:
Crops grown using Poncho 250 yield 5 bu./ac.* more than seed not treated with an insecticide.

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poncho 250 comparison

*Based on 616 side-by-side field trials comparing the performance of Poncho 250 treated seed to seed not treated with an insecticide (2003-2006).


Re-Cropping Flexibility


Replanting Interval

0 days
Cereal grains
30 days
0 days
Dry beans
30 days
Non-grass animal feeds
30 days
30 days
Vegetable – leafy, root and tuber
One year – all can be planted in the next growing season

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