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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

  • Crop Suitability & Usage

  • Resources

  • 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.
Crop Pest Controlled
Cereals Aphids
Grass grub larvae 
Forage Brassicas Aphids
Argentine stem weevil
Springtails
Wheat bug
Grass Seed Black beetle
Grass grub larvae
Maize and Sweetcorn
Argentine stem weevil
Black beetle
Potatoes
Aphids
Pumpkins and Winter Squash
Aphids
Argentine stem weevil
Grass grub beetle
Lucerne flea
Springtails
Question Answer
Product Type
Seedgrowth
Active Ingredient
Imidacloprid 600 g/litre
Methanol (phenylmethoxy) <>
Formulation Type Suspension concentrate
Pack Size 750 mL
900 mL
5 L
60 L
200 L
1000 L
Application Rate Cereals: Use 90 ml/100 kg of seed. Mix with sufficient water (usually 10 L/tonne of seed) and apply to seed ensuring even coverage.

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

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

Maize and Sweetcorn: 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.

Potatoes: 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.

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

Gaucho Label

Gaucho SDS

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