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Know What’s On Your Cereal Seed This Spring

December 19, 2018

It is important to know what’s on your cereals seed and why it matters. Seed treatments may start out looking the same on the outside, so it can be easy to assume the benefits are the same, too. But on the inside, they are often a complex mix of insecticides, fungicides and polymers. While each component plays a critical role in protecting your seed, they’re only as good as the mixtures they’re applied in, and not all are equal.

We recommend CruiserMaxx® Vibrance® Cereals seed treatment insecticide/fungicide because it safeguards spring wheat and barley seeds, young seedlings and roots from a broad range of seedborne and soilborne diseases, as well as insects, with active ingredients that have all been tested together for consistency, reliability and performance.

When comparing CruiserMaxx Vibrance Cereals to competitor and generic brands, it comes down to performance, and the differences are clear.

Reasons Why You Should Know What’s On Your Seed

1.) Generic custom blend dust-off means you’re not getting all the protection you’re paying for.

This chart compares dust levels of CruiserMaxx Vibrance Cereals and generics.

CruiserMaxx Vibrance Cereals is formulated to resist dust off, and stays on the seed to better protect emerging spring wheat and barley seedlings and roots from seedborne and soilborne diseases and insects.

This image shows dust off from generic seeds.

Aside from the safety risks of overexposure, this 2017 image from Rockford, WA, exemplifies what you stand to lose from a generic custom blend seed treatment that dusts off at planting, leaving your investment on the ground instead of underground on your seeds.

2.) Generic custom blend mixing issues mean your seed treatment may stick to the treater instead of your seed.

Generic custom blends break down when diluted, which could result in loss of active ingredients and build-up in the treater. CruiserMaxx Vibrance Cereals has enhanced water compatibility, allowing for improved coverage and a more uniform coating.

3.) Generic custom blend instability can cause unreliable field performance.

This image shows CruiserMaxx Vibrance seeds and generic seeds.

Generic custom blend treatments may have partial, uneven active ingredient coverage, leaving your seeds exposed and not fully protected from insects and diseases. CruiserMaxx Vibrance Cereals is formulated to ensure complete and uniform doses of active ingredient distribution, boosting performance throughout the field.

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