Monsanto/Bayer seed treatment deal
Bayer CropScience and Monsanto have entered into an exclusive agreement on the use of Bayer’s seed treatment, Poncho/Votivo, on US maize. It combines the insecticidal active ingredient, clothianidin, and a Bacillus firmus-based bionematicide ( Agrow No 589, p 25). The product will be supplied solely with Monsanto’s Acceleron seed treatment range. It will be available on Monsanto’s own-brand seed and on that from its licensee companies for the 2011 season.