insecticide treatment


The key benefits of insecticide-treated seed are:

  • Precise amount of insecticide applied to every seed.
  • Proven insecticide that reliably performs and protects your crop from insect attack.
  • Low insecticide dose rate for minimal impact on the environment.
  • Maximum safety for the planting contractor/operator.

By specifying you need Betta Strike® Seed Treatment you can be 100% confident your Pioneer® brand products seed has the best possible chance to achieve its full yield potential.


Seed Treatment Options

Pioneer Premium Seed Treatment Options 


 Pests Controlled

Withholding period

Cruiser Opti®#

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For treatment of Canola and Cereal seed for early plant protection against Aphids, Red Legged Earth Mite and Lucerne Flea and control of stored grain pests in stored Cereal planting seed

Green Peach Aphid (Myzus persicae)

Grey Cabbage Aphid (Brevicoryne brassicae)

Control of adult insects and progeny in storage
Lesser grain Borer (Rhyzopertha dominica)
Rice weevil (Sitophilus oryzae)
Saw-toothed grain beetle (Oryzaephilus surinamensis)
Flat grain beetle (Cryptolestes ferrugineus)
Control of progeny of grain insects in storage
Rust red flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum)
Suppression of adult grain insects in storage
Rust red flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum)

Control or suppression of above plus control of
Feeding damage caused by Oat/Wheat Aphid (Rhopalosiphum padi) , Corn Aphid (Rhopalosiphum maidis)

Control or suppression of above plus suppression of
Red Legged Earth Mites (Halotydeus destructor),
Lucerne Flea (Sminthurus viridis)

Canola: Not required when used as directed

Canola Grazing: 6 weeks after planting

Cereals: Not required when used as directed

Cereal Grazing: 8 weeks after planting


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For the control of various insect pests in a range of crops, protection against insect pests of stored cereal grains and the prevention of spread of barley yellow dwarf virus in cereal crops



Red legged earth mite

Blue oat mite

Feeding damage caused by wheat aphid and corn aphid

Spread of barley yellow dwarf virus


Sugarcane wireworm, Eastern false wireworm (Pterohelaeus darlingensis), Striate false wireworm (Pterohelaeus alternatus), Southern false wireworm (Gonocephalum macleayi), Black field earwig, Wingless cockroach (Cosmozosteria spp., Calolampra elegans, C. solida), Field cricket, Black sunflower scarab (Pseudoheteronyx basicollis)


Protection against insect pests of stored grains:
Granary weevil(Sitophilus granarius)
Indian meal moth (Plodia interpunctella)
Lesser grain borer (Rhyzopertha dominica)
Rice weevil (Sitophilus oryzae)
Rust-red flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum)
Sawtoothed grain beetle (Oryzaephilus surinamensis)
Tropical warehouse moth (Ephestia cautella)


Canola Harvest: Not required when used as directed

Canola Grazing: 6 weeks after planting

Cereals Harvest: Not required when used as directed

Cereal Grazing: 9 weeks after planting

Cruiser® 600FS#

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For treatment of cotton, maize, sweet corn, sorghum and sunflower seed to control various early season soil and sucking pests.

Eastern False Wireworm (Pterohelaeus darlingensis)

Southern False Wireworm (Gonocephalum macleayi)

Corn Aphids (Rhopalosiphum maidis)

Protects from Sugarcane (True) Wireworm (Agrypnus variabilis)

Black Field Earwig (Nala lividipes

Corn: Do not graze or cut for stock food for 6 weeks after planting.

Sorghum: Do not graze or cute for stock food for 8 weeks after planting. 

Poncho® Plus*

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Poncho Plus is an insecticidal seed treatment product that has registration in eight crops for control of eight separate insect pests. Poncho Plus is an innovative seed treatment that combines two robust compounds, imidacloprid and clothiandin, which increase the insect control spectrum for growers of canola and summer crops.




Lucerne Flea


Blue Oat Mite.




 Not required when used as directed. 

VitaVAX® & THIRAM® fungicide treatment

Vitavax® is the industry standard fungicide treatment for the control of major seed and soil-borne seedling diseases in corn. 

The key benefits of fungicide-treated corn seed are:

  • Stimulates early seedling growth, increasing coleoptile length, resulting in faster emergence and better crop establishment.
  • Thiram controls diseases borne on the outside of the seed by providing a protective barrier around the seed.

Thiram® is an industry standard with contact activity against multiple seedborne and soilborne fungi.

The key benefits of fungicide sorghum seed treatments are: 

  • Increase stands and yields by reducing losses from seed decay, damping-off and seedling blights caused by many seedborne and soilborne organisms.
  • Controls covered smuts or bunt of wheat, barley and rye and covered kernel smut of sorghum.
  • Aids in the control of seedborne conidia produced from the honeydew inoculum from field infection of Claviceps africana (ergot) on sorghum seed.


jockey® & MAXIM®# XL fungicide treatment

Jockey® is the industry standard fungicide treatment which provides vital early-season protection against blackleg in canola.

The key benefits of fungicide-treated canola seed are:

  • Provides vital early season blackleg management in canola.
  • Plants that have been treated with Jockey show reduced leaf infection, reduced plant lodging, increased plant survival and increased yield.
  • Offers cost-effective blackleg management compared to fertiliser treatments, with the added flexibility of being a seed treatment.
  • The high-quality formulation sticks to seed, not treating equipment, making it easier to apply than some other seed treatment formulations, and ensures that the product is on the seed where it is needed.

Maxim®# XL is an industry standard which controls damping off diseases caused by Pythium and Rhizoctonia, seedling blackleg in Canola

The key benefits of fungicide-treated canola seed are:

  • Rapid and uniform emergence and increased seedling establishment without hypercotyl shortening
  • Offers the broadest spectrum protection and excellent crop  safety compared to other treatments


Concep II®# Seed Saftener

Protects planted crop from injury when Dual Gold and Primextra Gold are applied at recommended label rates. 

  • water soluble
  • translocated from soil solution into the germinating seedling
  • stimulates activity of enzymes (Glutamine-S-Transferase) which increase the capacity of sorghum seedlings to break down S-metolachlor in Dual Gold® and Primextra Gold®.

Germinating sorghum is protected from when grown under optimum conditions


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Pioneer® Seeds Australia leads seed treatment companies in Australia in the development and production of premium-quality seed treatments for grain and forage crops. If you have any questions about our range of insecticides, fungicide treatment and seed safeners, contact your local Pioneer® Seeds Australia representative.  


 *Registered trademark of the Bayer Group. #Registered trademark of Syngenta Group Company