Poncho/VOTiVO receives approval for use on soybeans

At this time, we are pleased to announce that this product was just approved for use on soybeans. Poncho/VOTiVO is an innovative new way to protect plant roots against nematodes, including soybean cyst nematodes, by using a biological barrier to prevent feeding. Extensive testing has shown significant yield advantages in both crops - an average 6-8 bu/A gain in corn, and an average 1-2 bu/A gain in soybeans.

Soybean growers will soon have access to unparalleled protection, says Poncho/VOTiVO soybean product manager Marc Andrieux. "Soybean growers will have access to a powerful insecticide paired with broad-spectrum nematode protection - delivered directly on the seed," he says. "We're conducting large Research and Development trials this year to better explore its exact potential in soybeans."

Bayer CropScience will continue to partner with seed companies, university Extension researchers and others to document performance against a wide range of insect and nematode pests. If you would like to learn more, please visit www.VOTiVO.us or email [email protected] to schedule an interview with a Bayer researcher or product manager.