Topguard® Terra Helping SW Cotton Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

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 …

Agribusiness, ARA, Audio, Cotton, FMC, Fungicide

3RIVE 3D™ Application Tech Interest Growing

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

The trends toward bigger planters, using less water, and being more efficient in the field are all contributing to increased grower interest in 3RIVE 3D™ application technology. FMC Product Development Manager Terry Mize was at NAFB Trade Talk recently talking about this new way to deliver crop protection products for seedling defense and yield enhancement. “3RIVE 3D™ is a unique …

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FMC Launches New Topguard® EQ Fungicide Premix

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FMC Corporation has launched a new fungicide premix called Topguard® EQ that provides long-lasting disease control and plant health benefits in over two dozen crops. FMC Technical Manager Tom Quade explains that Topguard EQ fungicide is the only premix of azoxystrobin, a strobilurin fungicide, and flutriafol, a triazole fungicide patented by FMC. “It is the most systemic of the triazole …

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BASF Talks In-Furrow Fungicides at #NAFB16

Lizzy Schultz

In-furrow fungicides offer many benefits, from improved root growth and seedling vigor to improved cold tolerance and higher yields. Technical Marketing Manager Dr. Caren Schmidt discussed new and upcoming improvements to BASF’s in-furrow fungicide portfolio during the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual meeting this week in KC. “Losing yield potential at planting can never be made up for …

Agribusiness, Audio, BASF, Crop Protection, FMC, Fungicide, NAFB

BASF & FMC Bring Next Gen Crop Care to Corn Furrow

Jamie Johansen

BASF and FMC Corporation announced an agreement that brings novel in-furrow crop protection products to the U.S. corn market. The companies will integrate their market-leading insect and disease protection technologies into new products formulated with the convenient LFR® patented technology from FMC. BASF and FMC will deliver unprecedented in-furrow insect and disease protection. These new products include market-leading active ingredients, …

Agribusiness, Agronomy, BASF, Corn, Crop Protection, FMC, Insecticides

FMC’s Rhyme Tough on Powdery Mildew

Joanna Schroeder

Powdery mildew has been a major challenge for California growers this year. In fact, according to Tim Ksander, technical manager for FMC, it’s one of the worst these growers have ever encountered. Powdery mildew is an interesting disease, Ksander told AgWired during the recent 2016 CAPCA Conference & Agri-Expo, because the disease infests numerous crops. However, there are different genera …

Agribusiness, Audio, FMC, Fungicide

FMC Rhyme Addresses Disease Concerns

Joanna Schroeder

Powdery mildew has been a stand-out problem in California according to Matt Rackerby, strategic business specialist for FMC. In fact, one grower told him that in 50 years of growing grapes, it’s the worst powdery mildew he’s ever seen. This season proved to be the perfect conditions for the disease to grow and people who didn’t address it early and …

Agribusiness, Audio, FMC, Fungicide, Herbicide

FMC’s Expanding Portfolio Offers New Fungicides

Joanna Schroeder

“This is one of the most exciting times to be at FMC,” Kaustubh Borah, segment manager for specialty crops, told AgWired during the 42nd annual CAPCA Conference & Agri-Expo. With the acquisition of Cheminova, FMC’s fungicide portfolio has expanded. For instance, in the TF&V segment FMC now has some new fungicides along with some insecticides and herbicides to complement the …

Agribusiness, Audio, FMC, Fungicide

FMC’s “Buck” Buckwalter Awarded Highest CAPCA Honor

Joanna Schroeder

Each year, the California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA) honors a member with its “PCA Advisor of the Year Award and Service to CAPCA.” The highest honor given by the association was awarded to Henry “Buck” Buckwalter, state regulatory government affairs manager for FMC, during the 2016 Conference & Agri-Expo luncheon. The 42nd annual event was held at the …

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FMC’s Kasper Talks Pesticides & Regs at #CAPCA16

Joanna Schroeder

How will the agriculture industry grow an increasing amount of safe, healthy food in an environment of more stringent regulations coupled with less water? This question was answered by John Kasper, commercial business unit director for FMC Corporation, during the opening session of the 42nd annual California Association of Pest Control Advisers. The sold-out event focused on feeding a nation …

Agribusiness, Audio, FMC, Fungicide, Insecticides, pesticides