Preparing For 2012 Cotton Season With FMC

Chuck Zimmerman

During the Beltwide Cotton Conferences I visited with Gerald Simmons, FMC Southern Business Manager, about some best management practices and things to consider when preparing for this year’s crop. He says the business has changed, especially technology, but that growers should also consider some of those “old” options they have. FMC has a broad portfolio now for cotton that growers …

Agribusiness, Audio, Beltwide Cotton, Cotton, FMC

FMC Makes Winners At Beltwide

Chuck Zimmerman

During the 2012 Beltwide Cotton Conferences FMC held a daily drawing for a $250 Home Depot Gift Card. The first winner Mickey Weeks and he is from Cameron, SC. Mickey (right) receives his prize from Stu Throop, FMC. The second day winner is Barry Evans of Kress, TX. Barry receives his prize from Amie Dunn, Marketing Intelligence and Communications Manager …

Agribusiness, Beltwide Cotton, FMC

FMC On Display

Chuck Zimmerman

During the Beltwide Cotton Conferences there’s a program track called “New Developments From Industry.” Our sponsor, FMC, conducted two of those sessions, including one by Craig Heim on a product they expect registration on later this year. Now that’s new! Craig says they anticipate the new product will have the trade name Display which is a combination of two PPO …

Agribusiness, Audio, Beltwide Cotton, Cotton, FMC

Increasing Corn Yield In 2012

Chuck Zimmerman

Maximizing corn yields in 2012 was the theme of information shared during the NAFB Trade Talk this year by FMC. I visited with Gail Stratman (not pictured), FMC Midwest Technical Lead to find out what’s new with FMC. He says that as demand for corn continues to grow worldwide, farmers are trying to eke out every bushel they can from …

Agribusiness, Audio, FMC, NAFB

FMC Field Tour A Two Way Value

Chuck Zimmerman

To get a wrap-up perspective on the FMC Summer Plot Tour I spoke with Tom Becker. Tom is a Retail Market Manager for FMC. Tom wanted tour participants to leave viewing FMC as a partner in their business, especially since they’re branching out more and more in the herbicide business with new products like Anthem. As part of their outreach …

Agribusiness, Audio, FMC

An Authority On FMC Authority

Chuck Zimmerman

Sam Lockhart, FMC Technical Sales Manager (pictured on right), is one of the teachers on the company’s Summer Plot Tour taking place this week. I visited with Sam after the activities in York, NE. He works a northern territory that has had a lot of moisture, in fact too much. That presents some challenges. Farmers have struggled to get weed …

Agribusiness, Audio, FMC

Retailer Perspective On FMC Summer Plot Tour

Chuck Zimmerman

A large group of retailers attended the FMC Summer Plot Tour in York, NE. They were there to learn what’s new from FMC and have the opportunity to see test results and interact with FMC product managers. We divided up into three groups and rotated field stations. To get a perspective of what these folks were learning I spoke with …

Audio, FMC

Anthem From FMC

Chuck Zimmerman

The Midwest Technical Lead for FMC Agricultural Products is Gail Stratman. He conducted one of our FMC Summer Plot Tour classes both inside and outside today. I sat down with him afterward to learn what’s new with FMC. Gail says Anthem is what’s new. Anthem is a new pre-plant, pre-emergence and early post herbicide currently being developed by the company. …

Audio, Corn, FMC, Soybean