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Gaucho

Gaucho is a proven, highly effective seed treatment insecticide providing broad spectrum control of above and below ground pests, in a range of important New Zealand crops. Once treated seed is planted, the active ingredient in Gaucho is released and forms a protective halo around the seed. As the plant grows, systemic action transports Gaucho throughout the developing stem and leaves, ensuring long lasting insect control, and maximising crop yield potential and profitability.

Benefits

  • Healthy crops = higher yields = better return on investment and profitability.
  • Provides you with peace-of-mind through highly effective, broad spectrum control over both above and below ground pests, including a number of difficult-to-control species.
  • Saves time and resources as you do not need to check your crops as often or to apply as many foliar insecticides to control the same target pests.
  • Gaucho is more sustainable than foliar and granular insecticides as it is highly targeted, being applied only to the seed of the crops you aim to protect.

Using Gaucho on Cereals

Insect Pests: Aphids and Grass grub larvae 

Use 90 ml/100 kg of seed. Mix with sufficient water (usually 10 L/tonne of seed) and apply to seed ensuring even coverage.

Using Gaucho on Forage Brassicas

Insect Pests: Aphids, Argentine stem weevil, Springtails, Wheat bug 

Use 12 - 24 ml/kg of seed. Apply to seed ensuring even coverage. The higher rate will increase the period of protection against aphids.

Using Gaucho on Grass Seed

Insect Pests: Black beetle & Grass grub larvae 

Use 580 ml/100 kg of seed. Mix with sufficient water, usually 10 L/tonne, and apply to seed ensuring even coverage.

Using Gaucho on Maize and Sweetcorn

Insect Pests: Argentine stem weevil & Black beetle 

Use 580 ml/100 kg of seed. Mix with sufficient water (1 - 2 L/100 kg of seed) and apply to seed ensuring even coverage. On sweetcorn, transitory phytotoxic effects may occur in some sweetcorn varieties, particularly under dry conditions. These will disappear as the plant matures.

Using Gaucho on Potatoes

Insect Pest: Aphids 

Use 90 ml/tonne of seed. Mix with sufficient water, usually 2 - 3 L and apply to seed tubers ensuring even coverage. If treated tubers are to be kept for later planting, ensure they are thoroughly dry before storing.

Using Gaucho on Pumpkins and Winter Squash

Insect Pests: Aphids, Argentine stem weevil, Grass grub beetle, Lucerne flea, Springtails 

Use 50 ml/kg of seed. Mix with sufficient water (1 - 2 L/100 kg of seed) and apply to seed ensuring even coverage.