Applying seed treatment to pasture and forage seed is a very effective means of helping ensure seedlings establish successfully, thereby protecing an important and profitable on farm investment.
Seed treatments are highly targeted and apply only very small quantites of chemical active ingredients to the soil, reducing the impact on the environment and the need to handle chemicals on farm.
The first four to six weeks after sowing is a critical stage in the life of a new plant as seedlings emerge and develop their plant structures. Sowing treated seed is a simple and cost effective means of helping to ensure a brassica crop establishes successfully and that it reaches its genetic potential in terms of yield and quality.
The Ultrastrike and Superstrike brassica seed treatments are insecticide and fungicide based products providing broad spectrum protection against economically damaging insects and fungal diseases during the plant establishment period.
The seed treatments are highly targeted and apply only very small quantities of chemical active ingredients to the soil, reducing the impact on the environment and the need to handle chemicals on farm.
|Wheat Bug (Nysius)|
|Rhizoctonia solani||Rhizoctonia solani|
|Sowing Rate||Same as per untreated seed||Same as per untreated seed|
|Recommended Use||Winter crops||Summer Crops|
|Autumn sown crops||Winter crops, in areas where Springtail is the main insect threat during establishment|
|Direct drilled crops|
Seed treatment provides a cost effective means of protecting the investment in new pastures. By protecting seedlings against key insects and diseases, seed treatment products help maximise plant establishment and early plant development when young seedlings are most vulnerable to pest pressure. Seed treatment products can include insecticides, fungicides, nutrients and biological additives. Compared to broadacre applications, seed treatment delivers very small quantities of chemical active ingredients to the soil, therefore reducing the impact on the soil environment. The seed treatment business within PGG Wrightson Seeds has been operating for over 40 years with a proven history in product development. For more information on seed treatment and general precautions on dealing with treated seed, visit www.seedtreatment.co.nz.
|Superstrike Grass||Prillcote grass||Superstrike Clover#||Prillcote Clover#||Superstrike Lucerne|
|Pest Protection||Argentine Stem Weevil, Grass Grub, Black Beetle||-||Clover Root Nematode||-||-|
|Disease Protection||Pythium, Fusarium||Pythium, Fusariium||-||-||Pythium|
|Inoculated with Rhizobia||-||-||Yes#||Yes#||Yes|
|Nutrients Included||-||Lime||Molybdenum, Lime||Molybdenum, Lime||Molybdenum, Lime|
|Sowing Rates Compared to Untreated Seed||Same*||Increase by up to 100%||Same||Same||Same|
|Withholding Period||6 weeks^||-||6 weeks||-||6 weeks|
Superstrike Clover seed treatment includes:
Superstrike Clover can improve the performance of clover seedlings in all situations.
Superstrike grass includes insecticide and fungicide, formulated to improve the establishment and early plant growth of grass seedlings. Superstrike promotes fast and vigorous seedling growth with plants showing strong root and tiller development during establishment.
Superstrike grass seed treatment is recommended for all spring and autumn sown grass seed including ryegrass, fescue and cocksfoot where insects, pests and seedling diseases are likely to have a detrimental effect on plant establishment.
Superstrike seed treatment has an important role to play alongside novel endophytes such as AR1 and AR37 with the seed treatment ‘bridging the gap’ by protecting seedlings until the endophytes is fully functional within the host plant and also to provide insect protection over the long-term.