Cotton root rot has been a problem for farmers in the southwest for decades, but FMC’s Topguard® Terra is making a difference.
FMC Southern Regional Business Manager Matt Hancock says Topguard® Terra is an extremely systemic triazole fungicide. “So it gets into the plant and it stays there,” he said during an interview this week at the ARA Conference and Expo. “That’s how it offers season long control of the disease.”
Hancock says they have seen higher yields in the field with Topguard® Terra. “We see improved yields by 30-plus percent,” he said. “In some cases, this is ground where you couldn’t have even grown cotton without this type of protection.” In fact, cotton production and acreage are up significantly this year in all areas of the country.
In this interview, Hancock also talks about why agricultural retailers are so important to FMC in its relationship with farmers. Interview with Matt Hancock, FMC - Topguard Terra