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 …

Audio, Award, FMC, pesticides, Precision Agriculture, Water

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

CAPTAIN CAPCA Saves the Show

Joanna Schroeder

CAPTAIN CAPCA and Dr Foe battled it out this morning in their last meeting to kick off the 42nd annual California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA). The event took place in no better place for a superhero and villain – Disneyland – in Anaheim, California October 16-18, 2016. This year’s theme is Feeding the Nation – Fighting the Fear …

Agribusiness, FMC, pesticides, Video

FMC Creating More Minutes

Chuck Zimmerman

We’ve got our minutes back. As in The Minute, brought to you by FMC. FMC Corporation will produce 12 new episodes of The Minute to help growers prepare for the 2017 season. The Minute series is designed to provide growers and retailers timely information about current agronomic issues impacting their businesses. “Our host, Jake Turner, is back traveling the country, …

Agribusiness, FMC, Video

Two Pass Weed Control Back In Style

Lizzy Schultz

Chris Reat, Corn Segment Product Manager at FMC Corporation, was on hand during the 2016 Ag Media Summit to discuss the benefits of using a two pass system for weed control, and the ways it can help protect your yields this season. “The two pass system is really starting to come back in vogue because of the challenges we’re having …

Ag Group, Ag Media Summit, Agronomy, Audio, Crop Protection, FMC, Herbicide

LFR Technology Added to Ethos XB

Lizzy Schultz

FMC has added their Capture LFRtechnology to their Ethos XB insecticides, and the result is a first-of-it’s kind in-furrow solution, offering broad spectrum defense for corn seedlings against soil pests and diseases throughout the critical growth stage when most yield potential is set. Bob Hooten, Midwest Technical Support Manager for FMC, was on hand during the 2016 Ag Media Summit …

Ag Group, Ag Media Summit, Audio, Crop Protection, FMC, Insecticides

Fall is For Weed Control

Lizzy Schultz

The growing season is in full swing, and the team at FMC Corporation is encouraging growers to be extra weed-conscious as summer comes to an end and harvest season begins. Ken Smith, Technical Service Manager for FMC Corporation, was on hand during the 2016 Ag Media Summit to discuss the reality of herbicide resistance, and how it has made fall …

Ag Group, Ag Media Summit, Audio, Crop Protection, FMC, Herbicide