Corn Seed Treatments

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Protecting Your Seed From the Start

LumiGEN™ technologies protect your investment with best-in-class seed treatments. You can plant with confidence knowing your seeds and seedlings have advanced protection against pests, disease and uncertain soil conditions during the critical early growth period.

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Give Your Corn Seed a Head Start

Make the most of your seed investment with protection from LumiGEN™ technologies. With a powerful, proven formulation, these innovative technologies protect your Pioneer® brand corn seed from pests, diseases and challenging soil conditions. Give your corn a healthy start and maximize your yield potential with advanced seed treatment recipes exclusive to Pioneer and other seed brands of Corteva Agriscience™.

Protect Your Corn From Diseases

Our new seed treatment recipe includes multiple ingredients working in concert to provide robust protection against a range of key diseases in corn, such as Pythium, Rhizoctonia, Fusarium and head smut. A recent addition to the disease protection offering includes Lumiflex™ fungicide seed treatment, which delivers disease protection to improve your corn’s yield potential and late-season health. Research shows corn treated with Lumiflex fungicide seed treatment produced a yield advantage of 3 bu/A over the previous standard seed treatment and an average yield advantage of 8 bu/A in areas with early season stress.*

Protect Seedlings With Effective Insecticide Corn Seed Treatment

DuPont™ Lumivia™ insecticide seed treatment delivers a unqiue mode of action against chewing insects and enhances insecticidal protection against wireworm, white grub, black cutworm, seed corn maggot, grape colaspis and fall armyworm. New to the portfolio of LumiGEN™ technologies, Lumisure™ insecticide seed treatment brings a second mode of action against early season insect pests.

Shield Crop Roots From Yield-Robbing Pests

Lumialza™ nematicide seed treatment protects plant roots from nematodes and works with beneficial soil organisms that improve water and nutrient absorption. Lumialza protects your corn seed against a wide range of nematodes, including sting, needle, lance, stubby-root, root-knot, dagger and lesion. Reduced nematode pressure means higher yield potential. Seed treated with Lumialza nematicide yielded an advantage of 3 to 9 bu/A more than untreated seed under a variety of nematode population pressures and species in 2018 research trials.**


Enhanced Insect Protection

Our enhanced corn seed treatment includes an insecticide and nematicide combination to improve yield potential by protecting your corn crop against nematodes, corn rootworm and other insects. This protection is an additional option beyond the standard treatment.

Advantages of Poncho 1250 + VOTiVO

According to BASF, Poncho 1250 + VOTiVO provides a biological mode of action to protect corn seedlings and roots against nematodes. With the 1250* rate of Poncho, you get increased protection from wireworm, black cutworm, white grub and other early season pests as well as protection from corn rootworm and billbug. The result is consistently higher yields and a positive return on investment.

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The best genetics, top trait packages and extensive local field knowledge combine to deliver new products with proven performance consistency across years and environments. Use Pioneer® brand corn products to maximize yield potential on every acre. 

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*Seed-applied technology replicated and strip trial data comparing Lumiflex-based recipe to the 2018 seed treatment recipe without Lumiflex. This 2018 data included 212 location comparisons in the overall and 93 locations which were under early season stress.

 **Data is based on 10-state broad-acre head-to-head strip trial comparing Lumialza™ nematicide seed treatment vs. non-nematicide seed treatment utilizing the same insecticide and fungicide recipe in seed-applied technology replicated and strip trial data. Yields ranged from 3 to 9 bu/A depending on nematode species and population, in 184 low stress and 54 moderate to high stress locations.