Advantages and Benefits of Seed Treatment 

Why use PIONEER® BRAND PRODUCTS 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® brand products 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 SEED 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 as seed treatments. 

CORN SEED TREATMENT OPTIONS 

TREATMENT OPTION

 INGREDIENTS/ FORMULATION

BASIC SEED (Fungicide)

Vitavax® (carboxin)

BETTA STRIKE® (Fungicide and Insecticide)

Vitavax® (carboxin)
Gaucho® (imidacloprid)

Vitavax® is a registered trademark of Arysta Life. Gaucho® is a registered trademark of Bayer. 

GRAIN SORGHUM SEED TREATMENT OPTIONS

TREATMENT OPTION

 INGREDIENTS/ FORMULATION

BETTA STRIKE® (Fungicide and Insecticide)

Thiram
Cruiser® 600FS (thiamethoxam)

BETTA STRIKE® Plus (Fungicide and Insecticide)

Thiram
Cruiser® 600FS (thiamethoxam)
Concep II (Seed Safener)

Crusier® 600, Concep® II are registered trademarks of Syngenta. 

SUMMER FORAGE SEED TREATMENT OPTIONS

TREATMENT OPTION

 INGREDIENTS/ FORMULATION

BASIC SEED (Fungicide)

Thiram

BETTA STRIKE® Plus (Fungicide and Insecticide)

Thiram
Cruiser® 600FS (thiamethoxam)
Concep® II (Seed Safener)

Cruiser® 600, Concep® II are registered trademarks of Syngenta. 

 

CANOLA Seed Applied Technologies (SAT)

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

 

TREATMENT OPTION

 INGREDIENTS/ FORMULATION

Betta Strike® PLUS (Fungicide and Insecticide)

Saltro® Duo & Poncho® Plus

Saltro® Duo provides protection against seedling blackleg and damping off diseases (Rhizoctonia & Pythium). Coupled with the market leading canola insecticidal seed treatment Poncho® Plus to provide broad spectrum protection against aphids, cutworm, wireworm, blue oat mite, red legged earth mite and suppression of lucerne flea.

Betta Strike® (Fungicide and Insecticide)

ILeVO® & Poncho® Plus

ILeVO® provides protection against seedling blackleg. Coupled with the market leading canola insecticidal seed treatment Poncho® Plus to provide broad spectrum protection against aphids, cutworm, wireworm, blue oat mite, red legged earth mite and suppression of lucerne flea.

CUSTOM (Fungicide and Insecticide)

Evergol® Xtend & Poncho® Plus

Evergol® Xtend provides protection against damping off diseases (Rhizoctonia & Fusarium). Coupled with the market leading canola insecticidal seed treatment Poncho® Plus to provide broad spectrum protection against aphids, cutworm, wireworm, blue oat mite, red legged earth mite and suppression of lucerne flea.

 

Not all seed treatments are created equal

There are many advantages and benefits of using seed treatments to protect your investment in quality seed, but it’s important to bear in mind that not all seed treatments are created equal. The Pioneer® Betta Strike® application process uses a high-performance continuous flow applicator to apply the right amount of insecticide and fungicide 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. 

If you have any questions about our canola and corn seed treatment options, the advantages of seed treatment or how to use our products effectively, contact your local Pioneer® Seeds Australia representative