Corn Seed Treatments

Corn farmers have a broad-spectrum of insects and fungal diseases that can attack seeds and seedlings affecting emergence and stand development. The very best insurance a corn farmer can buy to protect their seed investment is a proven seed treatment. In fact, there is no replacement for a validated seed treatment to protect against insects or seed and soil-borne fungi that guarantee healthy roots and consistent, vigorous seedling emergence. Albaugh offers corn farmers a breadth of seed treatment choices that work together to protect their crop against insects and diseases in their specific region. Tested in corn fields by universities and consultants, Albaugh corn seed treatment combinations result in performance, increased yields and greater profits for growers.

Albaugh Seed Treatment Technology defines success through robust relationships with our strategic partners. Our core business is focused on delivering unique and customized offers driven by product performance and value creation. Our highly experienced team continues to search for ways to enhance our portfolio by creating unique combinations of traditional seed treatment chemistries with our innovative technology platform of products. The Albaugh Seed Treatment Technology Team is committed to bringing you a seed treatment solution that performs. Whether you're looking for a single active ingredient, complete seed treatment, a unique custom blend offer or an exclusive private label premix, the Albaugh Seed Treatment team is here for you and your customers.

Albaugh Corn Seed Treatment Offers

Azoxystrobin 100 ST
Azoxystrobin 100 ST is a broad spectrum, preventative seed treatment fungicide with systemic properties. Azoxystrobin is recommended for the control of major seed-borne and soil-borne diseases including Rhizoctonia spp., Penicillium spp., seedling damping off and Pythium spp.  This proven fungicide seed treatment helps protect the seed investment by protecting the roots leaving them disease free, robust and able to uptake nutrients and water. Healthy roots mean healthy harvests and profits.

Captan 4L ST
Captan 4L ST is a seed applied fungicide that offers protection from seed-borne and soil-borne diseases which cause damping-off, decay and seedling blights.

Fludioxonil 4L ST
Fludioxonil 4L ST is a broad spectrum seed applied fungicide with a broad crop label that contains 4 lbs of Fludioxonil per gallon of formulated product. Fludioxonil 4L ST protects the seed and seedling from early-season Fusarium, Rhizoctonia, and Helmithosporium.

Metalaxyl 4.0 ST
Metalaxyl 4.0 ST is a systemic seed applied fungicide with a broad crop label that contains 4 lbs of Metalaxyl per gallon of formulated product for commercial use. Metalaxyl 4.0 ST protects the seed and seedling from early-season Downy Mildew, Pythium suppression and Phytopthora suppression.

Metalaxyl 265 ST
Metalaxyl 265 ST is a systemic seed applied fungicide with a broad crop label that contains 2.65 lbs of Metalaxyl per gallon of formulated product for commercial use. Metalaxyl 4.0 ST protects the seed and seedling from early-season Downy Mildew, Pythium suppression and Phytopthora suppression.

Thiabendazole 4 L ST
Thiabendazole 4 L ST is a systemic seed applied fungicide that offers protection against Fusarium scab in cereals, stem and pod blight (phomopsis spp.) in soybeans and Ascochyta blight in peas, chick peas and lentils.

TebuStar® 250 ST
TebuStar® 250 ST is a proven broad spectrum seed applied fungicide that contains tebuconazole which offers early season activity against seed and soil borne diseases. TebuStar® 250 ST has activity on Soilborne and Seedborne Fusarium. TebuStar® 250 ST also has activity on Soilborne and Seedborne Head Smut (Sphacelotheca reiliana). TebuStar® 250 ST contains 2.5 lbs of tebuconazole per gallon of formulated product.

Corn Nematicide

BIOST Nematicide 100

You Can’t See Them.  But They are There.

Everyone talks about plant parasitic nematodes in soybean, but in countless instances nematodes are not even a consideration in corn.  Many times, significant yield losses are not attributed to nematodes because you cannot see them with the naked eye.  Oftentimes, these losses are incorrectly blamed on other things like herbicide injury, nutrient deficiency, and environmental conditions as it is difficult to distinguish nematode damage from these symptoms.  Today, nematodes are more of a threat to corn than ever before.  Fact is, some corn nematode species can reduce corn yields by 10 to 20 percent or more. ( Greg Tylka, Department of Plant Pathology) 2009.

Nematode symptoms in corn include visible above ground signs like uneven plant height, wilting, smaller ears and kernels, yellowing, and stunting. “Hot spots” in a field that show these signs in one area while the rest of the field is flourishing is a strong indication nematodes are the culprit. Below ground, if roots are swollen with a decrease in fine root hairs and root branching there is also likely nematode pressure. Nematode root feeding can also open up avenues for a myriad of soil borne diseases to attack roots. The result is compromised roots that cannot properly uptake the water and nutrients critical to the plants’ successful growth and, in the end, decreased yield for corn farmers.

Current production practices in corn can also affect nematode pressure.  Continuous corn can be a breeding ground for an increased nematode presence.  No-till and reduced-till are not as disruptive to existing nematode populations allowing them to thrive and multiply for future seasons. 

In short, nematodes are a very real, economically impactful challenge in corn.  And the only way to control them is to take soil and root samples so you know for sure the exact pest you are up against. Then be proactive with a superior seed treatment like BIOST® Nematicide.

BIOST® Nematicide is an innovative broad-spectrum seed treatment Bio-nematicide with activity on eggs and juveniles of early season nematodes as well as soil dwelling insects in corn. BIOST® Nematicide yields equal to or greater than the fungicide and insecticide standard 92% of the time.

When used in combination with a neonicitinoid seed treatment, BIOST® Nematicide provides a dual mode of action on yield-robbing pests like seed corn maggot, wireworms and corn root worm.  So, in addition to nematode protection, BIOST® Nematicide actually reduces potentially devastating soil borne pest damage therefore further protecting the yield potential of corn seed.

BIOST® Nematicide  controls all serious nematode pests in corn including:

  • Lesion nematodes
  • Needle
  • Dagger
  • Root-Knot
  • Sting
  • Stubby Root
  • Stunt

What is BIOST® Nematicide 100?

  • It is a seed treatment nematicide that kills nematodes within 24 to 48 hours
  • It has activity on eggs and juveniles of the most important nematodes in corn - lesion, stubby root, sting, needle, stunt, dagger and root-knot nematode.
  • BIOST® Nematicide is a BIO-Nematicide derived from heat=killed Burkholderia rinojenses and its spent fermentation media - non-living.
  • It is a nematicide with multiple modes of action via enzymes and toxins
  • It is a concentrated liquid formulation with 3 year shelf-life stability
  • Compatible with most fungicide/insecticide combinations
  • Use rate on corn - 6 to 8 fl.oz./cwt
  • It also provides additional protection on soil dwelling insects (wireworms/seed corn maggot)

Technical Data

BIOST® VPH Seed Enhancement Protects Your Seed and Its Yield Potential


BIOST® VPH is a Bio-Stimulant seed treatment from a unique vegetal protein hydrolysate source that is hydrolyzed using a proprietary enzymatic process. BIOST® VPH is comprised of a unique & consistent ratio of peptides & amino acids that promote enhance healthy seedling.

BIOST® VPH Seed Treatment:

  • Provides a Bio-stimulant Response, Enhanced Nutritional Response & Abiotic Stress Reduction

  • Promotes faster and stronger emerging seedlings

  • Results in a positive yield increase when added to a fungicide and insecticide base seed treatment

BIOST® VPH Promotes:

BIOST® VPH 100 Promotes

Not All Amino Acids products are created the same.
The BIOST® VPH formulation is focused on using only plant derived amino acids in a rate and ratio that is beneficial when applied to all crops.

Importance and Functions of Amino Acids

  • Glutamic Acid - Stimulates plant growth and increases resistance to adverse climate conditions. It's necessary in large quantities as a precurser of new and other amino acids.
  • Serine and Valine - Improves the resistance resistance mechanisms of plants to adverse situations.
  • Lysine and Arginine - Active and essential in the stimulation of Photosynthesis.
  • Aspartic Acid - Important for it's intervention in many metabolic processes.
  • Methionine - Increases yield and quality
  • Tryptophan - Precurser for the synthesis of auxins

VPH Composition

BIOST® VPH is a consistent performer in three years of field data that demonstrates increased yields and profits.

Corn 3 Year Summary: BIOST® vs F&I Control

Corn Yield Comparison (bu/A)

Technical Data