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Poncho Beta

Poncho Beta is our high performance seed treatment designed to control a range of sugar beet pests.

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Why Poncho Beta?

Optimising plant establishment is a critical factor in maximising sugar beet yields.  Using Poncho Beta ensures that your emerging sugar beet plants are protected from important soil pests, regardless of soil conditions.  With two modes of action to prevent grazing by pests that slow growth, it also controls the early foliar pests of beet and avoids the severe yield loss that can occur when aphids transmit viruses to the developing crop.

Poncho Beta: The best virus yellow control option in beet

Poncho Beta: The best virus yellow control option in beet

Source: Bayer trials 2014

3 trials in 2014 confirm Poncho Beta’s greater efficacy against beet mild yellowing virus compared to thiamethoxam + tefluthrin seed treatment.

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Main advantages

  • High efficacy at low chemical rates
  • Enhanced protection from soil-dwelling pests, giving you better establishment
  • Longer lasting protection against aerial pests such as beet leaf miner and Pygmy mangold beetle
  • Greater control of aphids and reduction of Beet yellow virus and Beet mild yellow virus
  • Higher root yield and sugar returns
  • No herbicide restrictions
  • Simplifies crop management

2014 seed treatment trials demonstrate the best ROI is from Poncho Beta treated seed.

2014 seed treatment trials demonstrate the best ROI is from Poncho Beta treated seed.

 Source: Bayer trials 2014

3 trials in 2014 confirm Poncho Beta’s superior ROI delivering an extra £7.68/ha more than the thiamethoxam + tefluthrin treatment at 2017 contract pricing.

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Getting the best from Poncho Beta

A quality seedbed is the foundation of a high-yielding crop and it is worth taking time from other tasks in the autumn and early spring to ensure that the soil is prepared under the best possible conditions. The ideal seedbed allows the drill to operate smoothly and sow all seed at the correct depth with good seed-to-soil contact for optimum germination.

Early drilled crops have more yield potential because they develop their full leaf canopy earlier in the season.  They are, however, exposed to aphid migration for up to 14 weeks after planting and the long persistence of Poncho Beta activity is essential to get the best from these crops.

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