FMC Looks Toward 2019 Season with Lucento

Carrie Muehling

Those attending the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville learned more about FMC‘s Lucento fungicide from Technical Support Representative Nick Hustedde. The product received federal registration in December 2018 and is labeled for corn, soybeans, wheat, sugar beets and peanuts. Hustedde said Lucento is consistent across disease cycles and also helps to practice resistance management. “One thing we have to …

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Passing of FMC’s Mike Harper

Chuck Zimmerman

We were shocked and saddened to hear of the passing this week of Mike Harper, who worked for FMC Agricultural Solutions for 39 years – starting as a Chemical Sales Rep, working up to Industry Relations Manager in 2017. I interviewed Mike several times over the years, most recently at last year’s Commodity Classic. He was always very passionate about …

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The Fundamentals of Disease Management from FMC

Chuck Zimmerman

The fundamentals of disease management was the topic of my interview with Bruce Stripling, Horseshoe East Technical Services Manager, FMC. Besides talking with me in the FMC booth, Bruce also presented during an FMC educational session at the 2019 National Farm Machinery Show. We started out our conversation talking about why you need a fungicide. Bruce says that the first …

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FMC Talks About the Danger of Reduced Herbicide Rates

Chuck Zimmerman

At the 2019 National Farm Machinery Show I spoke with Drake Copeland, Technical Services Manager, FMC. Our topic was the danger of reduced herbicide rates. Drake talks about the importance of pre-emergence residual herbicides for weed control and what happens when a grower uses reduced herbicide rates. He also talks weed size and it certainly does matter. There’s a lot …

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FMC Helping Battle Weed Resistance

Chuck Zimmerman

Matt Wiggins is a Technical Services Manager for FMC. I visited with him about weed resistance and what practices growers can use to avoid or slow the development of resistant weeds. In our interview we start out talking about growth in the problem of resistant weeds and how weeds become resistant to herbicides. Matt has some solid suggestions for a …

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FMC Launches Lucento™ Fungicide for 2019 Season

Cindy Zimmerman

FMC Corporation has officially launched Lucento™ fungicide for the 2019 growing season. The launch was announced after Environmental Protection Agency granted FMC registration for Lucento in corn, soybeans, peanuts, sugarbeets and wheat. Lucento fungicide encompasses two separate modes of action (flutriafol, FRAC Group 3, and bixafen, FRAC Group 7) to deliver broad-spectrum disease efficacy, fungicide resistance management, plant mobility and …

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FMC Working on Soybean Gall Midge Control

Cindy Zimmerman

A new pest is popping up in soybean fields across the country – the orange gall midge. “It’s a very tiny fly that lays its eggs in the stem of a soybean plant,” said FMC Agricultural Solutions subject matter expert Bob Hooten during an interview at the annual NAFB Trade Talk last month in Kansas City. Bright orange maggots develop …

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ZimmCast 604 – ARA Conference & Expo

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Thank you to our sponsor, GROWMARK, Locally Owned, Globally Strong. Last week the Agricultural Retailers Association held its annual conference and expo in Boca Raton, FL. Yes, that’s where you want to be this time of year. Once again ZimmComm worked with ARA to produce a virtual ag newsroom via our AgNewsWire service. So, …

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FMC Focusing on Research & Development

Chuck Zimmerman

FMC’s Hilary Winn, Communications Manager, spent a few minutes talking to me about the message for farm broadcasters at the NAFB Trade Talk session in Kansas City. She says the acquisition of branded products from DuPont has been a smooth process and it’s hard to believe it has been a year now. More focus on research and development is also …

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Leaf Spot is FMC Disease of the Year

Cindy Zimmerman

If there were an award for crop disease of the year, it would be a tie between two types of leaf spot this year, according to FMC Technical Service Rep Nick Hustedde. “In corn, we’ve had a tremendous amount of grey leaf spot…in soybeans, it seems like frogeye leaf spot’s the clear winner,” said Hustedde, adding that both are caused …

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