Midwest Drought Puts FMC Products to the Test

John Davis

The Midwest drought has hit farmers in the region with a double-whammy this summer. First, obviously, many crops are just withering and dying in the hot, dry conditions. Second, the lack of rain hurt some of the pre-emergence herbicides out there, allowing weeds to choke what crops were able to beat the heat. During the recent Anthem Field Plot Tour, …

Agribusiness, Audio, FMC

FMC Stand & Be Heard Singing Contest Update

Chuck Zimmerman

During the FMC Anthem Field Plot Tour this week I spoke with Rick Ekins, Product Manager, to get an update on the FMC Anthem Stand & Be Heard Singing Contest. There are only two days left to enter the contest. Rick is seen while we were out in the field during the demonstration portion of the tour. I think we …

Agribusiness, Audio, FMC

FMC Anthem Field Plot Tour

Chuck Zimmerman

FMC is holding a series of Anthem Field Plot Tours around the midwest. I had the opportunity to attend the event in Ames, IA this week. To find out what we were going to learn I spoke with BJ Fuhrman, Retail Marketing Manager for FMC. To start with, the event brings in retailers from across the state to learn about …

Agribusiness, FMC

FMC Stand Up and Be Heard Anthem Contest

Chuck Zimmerman

How would you like a chance to sing the National Anthem on national tv? It’s possible if you win the FMC “Stand Up and Be Heard Anthem Contest.” We’re investing in farming’s future with our new Anthem™ herbicide (coming soon—EPA registration pending) and $25,000 in college scholarships as prizes in our Anthem Singing Contest. Beginning soon, enter by submitting a …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, FMC

FMC Waiting on Registration for Anthem Herbicide

Cindy Zimmerman

Like waiting on ketchup to come out of the bottle, FMC Corporation is eagerly anticipating the registration of new pre-plant, pre-emergence and early post Anthem herbicide. “The label is pending for sometime in the fall of 2012 or into 2013,” FMC Technical Service Representative Joe Reed told me during an interview at the National Farm Machinery Show last week. “As …

Audio, Crop Protection, FMC, National Farm Machinery Show

Media Appreciate FMC Support at NFMS

Cindy Zimmerman

For about 40 of the National Farm Machinery Show‘s 46 year history, there was no place for the media to work or relax. But, thanks to FMC Corporation, we do now. “Being involved in this communications business in agriculture for so many years, we really felt like we could help with this and the National Farm Machinery folks wanted to …

Audio, FMC, Media, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS

FMC Captures Patent for Capture® LFR® Insecticide

Cindy Zimmerman

Just in time for the National Farm Machinery Show this week, FMC Corporation received a U.S. Patent for its Capture® LFR® insecticide formulation. The patent is called “Insecticidal Compositions Suitable for Use in Preparation of Insecticidal Liquid Fertilizers” and refers to Capture LFR insecticide formulated to directly mix with liquid fertilizers and water, providing optimum compatibility. The “LFR” part stands …

Audio, Corn, Crop Protection, FMC, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS

FMC Offers Soybean Practices & Weed Management Training

Cindy Zimmerman

FMC Corporation is helping to educate growers, retailers and crop consultants on soybean best production practices and weed management strategies through its CropPro University: Authority® Herbicide Training Module. The set of three online training modules available through March 16, giving participants the chance to receive one continuing education unit (CEU) credit upon completion. “CropPro University is actually an on-line training …

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