Benefits of Seed Treatment

Why use Pioneer BETTA STRIKE® Seed Treatment?

Top-end yield potential starts with matching the right genetics and traits to your paddock. We help you protect your yield potential with Pioneer Betta Strike® Seed Protection (Betta Strike®).

Utilising Betta Strike® protects plant seedlings during their most vulnerable stages, during weather risks and protects your investment in quality seed and maximises harvest yield potential.

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The seed treatment process

CORN & SORGHUM TREATMENT OPTIONS

Corn and sorghum crops are most susceptible to serious damage from insects during establishment. In fact soil insects can be so destructive that at times re-sowing can be necessary.

A good, evenly spaced plant stand is the first step towards a high yielding crop. This is why Pioneer recommends the use of Betta Strike® and Betta Strike® Plus treated seed.

CORN SEED TREATMENT OPTIONS

TREATMENT OPTION

 INGRIDIENTS/ FORMULATION

ATTRIBUTES

AVALIABILITY

Basic Seed (Standard Fungicide)

Vitavax® (carboxin)

Aids in the control of seed decay, damping-off, seeding blight and smuts

On request

Betta Strike® (Premium fungicide and insecticide)

Combined protection using
Vitavax® (carboxin)
Cruiser® Opti insecticide (thiamethoxam 210 g/L + Iambda-cyhalothrin 37.5 g/L) or
Gaucho® insecticide (imidacloprid 600 g/L)

Aids in the control of seed decay, damping-off, seedling blight and smuts while also helping control most soil born insects adversely effecting corn seedlings.

Standard

SORGHUM SEED TREATMENT OPTIONS

TREATMENT OPTION

 INGRIDIENTS/ FORMULATION

ATTRIBUTES

AVALIABILITY

Betta Strike® (Premium fungicide and insecticide)

Combined protection using:

Thiram (thiram)

Crusier® Opti insecticide (thiamethoxam 210 g/L + iambda-cyhalothrin 37.5 g/L) or

Gaucho® insecticide (imidacloprid® 600 g/L)

Aids in the control of seed decay, damping-off, seeding blight while also helping to control most soil born insects adversely effecting sorghum seedlings.

On request

Betta Strike® Plus (Premium fungicide and insecticide)

Combined protection using:

Thiram (thiram)

Crusier® Opti insecticide (thiamethoxam 210 g/L + iambda-cyhalothrin 37.5 g/L) or

Gaucho® insecticide (imidacloprid® 600 g/L) or

Concep II

Aids in the control of seed decay, damping-off, seedling blight and smuts while also helping control most soil born insects adversely effecting sorghum seedlings. Seed safener is added to protect the seeds from phytotoxic effects of Dual Gold®.

Standard

SUMMER FORAGE SEED TREATMENT OPTIONS

TREATMENT OPTION

 INGRIDIENTS/ FORMULATION

ATTRIBUTES

AVALIABILITY

Basic Seed
(Standard fungicide)

Thiram (thiram)

Aids in the control of seed decay, damping-off and seedling blight.

Standard

Betta Strike® (Premium fungicide and insecticide)

Combined protection using:

Thiram (thiram)

Crusier® Opti insecticide (thiamethoxam 210 g/L + iambda-cyhalothrin 37.5 g/L) or

Gaucho® insecticide (imidacloprid® 600 g/L)

Aids in the control of seed decay, damping-off, seeding blight while also helping to control most soil born insects adversely effecting forage seedlings.

On request if avaliable

Betta Strike® Plus (Premium fungicide and insecticide)

Combined protection using:

Thiram (thiram)

Crusier® Opti insecticide (thiamethoxam 210 g/L + iambda-cyhalothrin 37.5 g/L) or

Gaucho® insecticide (imidacloprid® 600 g/L) or

Concep II

Aids in the control of seed decay, damping-off, seedling blight and smuts while also helping control most soil born insects adversely effecting forage seedlings. Seed safener is added to protect the seeds from phytotoxic effects of Dual Gold®.

On request if avaliable

CUSTOM OPTIONS IN CANOLA

Pioneer continues to provide professional application of registered seed treatments that help ensure reliable canola establishment and protects the proven genetic potential of Pioneer® brand products.

The Betta Strike® offering provides premium fungicide and insecticide product formulations for control of the major diseases and pests of canola acting immediately from seeding and during the seedling stage.

With the addition of a custom option in canola seed treatment, we have expanded the choice to meet preferences and you can now select which one suits your individual requirements. For example, Cruiser® Opti provides early plant protection against lucerne flea. For medium-high pressure black-leg infection areas it is strongly recommended that growers choose the Betta Strike® option and apply flutriafol fungicide in-furrow with fertiliser for the strongest protection.

If custom is the preferred option it is very strongly recommended that it is only used in low-pressure blackleg environments and flutriafol fungicide is also applied in-furrow with fertiliser.

Betta Strike® and custom options chosen by Pioneer provide the following benefits - compatible with Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs, excellent seed safety, strong early vigour and emergence, performance under Australian variable growing conditions, and consistent yield responses. These proven seed protection options provide canola growers even more effective choices to protect the right product on the right acre.

CANOLA SEED TREATMENT OPTIONS

 

TREATMENT OPTION

 INGRIDIENTS/ FORMULATION

ATTRIBUTES

AVALIABILITY

Betta Strike® (Premium fungicide and insecticide)

Combined protection using:
Jockey® fungicide (fluquinconazole 167g/L) +
Gaucho® insecticide (thiamethoxam 210g/L + iambda-cyhalothrin 37.5g/L)

Most effective control of Blackleg seedling infection in canola.
Systemic mode of action for control of aphids, red legged earth mites and blue oat mites.

Standard

Custom (Premium fungicide and insecticide)

Combined protection using
Maxim® XL fungicide (fludioxonil 25g/L +metalxyl-m 10g/L) +
Cruiser® Opti insecticide (thiamethoxam 210g/L + iambda-cyhalothrin 37.5g/L)

Combined chemistry provides fungicide resistance strategy for control of damping off diseases caused by Pythium and rhizoctonia.
 
Broad spectrum control of establishment pests (RLEM and Lucerne flea) and early season aphid control. Dual contact and systemic mode of action.

On request if avaliable

Not all seed treatments are created equal

The Pioneer Betta Strike® application process uses a high performance continuous flow applicator to apply the right insecticides and fungicides along with proven seed polymers to your seed. The polymer coating locks the seed treatment onto the seed, reducing the risk of flaking and dust formation.

Inferior treatments are unevenly coated and do not stick firmly to the seed. This poses a risk to the planter operator, decreases planter performance and can reduce the effectiveness of insecticides and fungicides.