Welcome to ‘The New FMC’

Carrie Muehling

FMC is now the fourth largest chemical producer in the world after its purchase of assets from DuPont back in November. That gives the company a much larger reach globally, and particularly in the United States, said John Kasper, U.S. Commercial Director for FMC. “It is the new FMC. We’re much larger. We’re on a wider range of crops and …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Commodity Classic, FMC

Secretary Perdue Announces Cotton Assistance at #MSFGS2018

Cindy Zimmerman

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited the annual Mid-South Farm and Gin Show in Memphis for the first time Saturday and brought good news for cotton growers. “We are announcing a Cotton Ginning Cost Share (CGCS) program,” Perdue said to applause from a large crowd at the show, adding that it took longer than he wanted to get the assistance …

Audio, Cotton, Farm & Gin Show, Farm Shows, FMC

FMC Expanding Crop Protection for Wheat, Cereal Crops

Carrie Muehling

FMC‘s acquisition of a portion of DuPont’s crop protection business expands the portfolio available to wheat and cereal crop producers in places like Montana and the Dakotas. “The value in the short term means more tools,” said John Raisler, FMC Retail Market Manager for the Northern Plains. “Over the long term, that’s what is the most exciting. Looking at some …

Audio, Commodity Classic, Crop Protection, FMC, Wheat

FMC’s Precision Platform Provides Choices for Growers

Chuck Zimmerman

FMC is focusing on precision when it comes to crop protection. With current product 3RIVE 3D and newly acquired PrecisionPac from DuPont, the company is organizing itself around precision application technologies. While traits are important, FMC’s Rick Ekins said they’re not the only answer. Other modes of action like precision crop protection products help to further protect the grower. “The …

AgWired Precision, Crop Protection, FMC, National Farm Machinery Show, Video

FMC Managing Resistant Weeds With New Herbicide

Carrie Muehling

Controlling resistant weeds is an ongoing challenge for growers, especially when it comes to the pigweed family including waterhemp and Palmer amaranth. Technical Service Representative Nick Hustedde covers Illinois and Indiana for FMC. He said it’s important to use residual herbicides with multiple sites of action to manage these prolific seed producers that can germinate over a long period of …

Audio, FMC, Herbicide, National Farm Machinery Show

FMC Focused on Crop Protection After DuPont Acquisition

Carrie Muehling

Since FMC completed its acquisition of a portion of DuPont’s crop protection business last year, integrating the two groups has been a high priority. “It’s been a monumental task to integrate all the people and the processes and things of that nature, but I think it’s gone very smoothly,” said David Wheeler, technical services associate director for DuPont integration, agronomic …

Audio, Dupont, FMC, National Farm Machinery Show

FMC Introduces Steward EC Insecticide

Carrie Muehling

FMC has introduced another tool for farmers to use in the fight against the Western corn rootworm beetle. David Wheeler, Technical Services Associate Director, said Steward EC is not a new chemistry, but it represents a new use in corn to control adult rootworm beetles. Farmers can use the product in an integrated pest management program along with a larval …

Audio, FMC, Insecticides, National Farm Machinery Show

FMC Freedom Pass Offers Options for Growers

Carrie Muehling

As growers plan for the 2018 growing season, many are fighting weed resistance on their farms while still looking for opportunities to make decisions that make the most sense economically. The FMC Freedom Pass program can help by offering agronomic rewards, financing opportunities, product assurances and application innovations. “I’ve had great response from my customers, my retailers, as well as …

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Fungicide Factors for Corn and Soybeans

Carrie Muehling

Disease pressure continues to be a challenge for corn and soybean producers, with the pathogens varying based on the crop and the geography of the farm. Corn growers often fight northern corn leaf blight, gray leaf spot, southern corn rust and common rust. Soybean growers may battle white mold in the north and frog eye leaf spot further south. Regardless, …

Audio, Crop Protection, FMC, Fungicide, National Farm Machinery Show

FMC Awaits Steward EC Approval

Jamie Johansen

FMC‘s Great Plains Sales Manager, Tom Koranek, covers Canada to Mexico and lands between the Mississippi and the Rockies. We had the opportunity to learn about one of the products awaiting approval to combat those pesky insects interesting in corn. Steward® EC insecticide controls western corn rootworm adult populations. “There’s resistance today of a lot of the products that are …

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