Topguard® EQ Fungicide at #ARA2016

Cindy Zimmerman

FMC Corporation just launched its new Topguard® EQ fungicide premix last month so it was a hot topic at the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) convention last week. “We’re launching it in the 2017 planting season for corn and soybeans but it’s going to have a fantastic label…so we’re really excited about what Topguard EQ is going to bring to the …

ARA, Audio, FMC, Fungicide

Topguard® Terra Helping SW Cotton Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

Cotton root rot has been a problem for farmers in the southwest for decades, but FMC’s Topguard® Terra is making a difference. FMC Southern Regional Business Manager Matt Hancock says Topguard® Terra is an extremely systemic triazole fungicide. “So it gets into the plant and it stays there,” he said during an interview this week at the ARA Conference and …

Agribusiness, ARA, Audio, Cotton, FMC, Fungicide

FMC Launches New Topguard® EQ Fungicide Premix

Cindy Zimmerman

FMC Corporation has launched a new fungicide premix called Topguard® EQ that provides long-lasting disease control and plant health benefits in over two dozen crops. FMC Technical Manager Tom Quade explains that Topguard EQ fungicide is the only premix of azoxystrobin, a strobilurin fungicide, and flutriafol, a triazole fungicide patented by FMC. “It is the most systemic of the triazole …

Audio, FMC, Fungicide

BASF Talks In-Furrow Fungicides at #NAFB16

Lizzy Schultz

In-furrow fungicides offer many benefits, from improved root growth and seedling vigor to improved cold tolerance and higher yields. Technical Marketing Manager Dr. Caren Schmidt discussed new and upcoming improvements to BASF’s in-furrow fungicide portfolio during the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual meeting this week in KC. “Losing yield potential at planting can never be made up for …

Agribusiness, Audio, BASF, Crop Protection, FMC, Fungicide, NAFB

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 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

From #AgMedia- FMC Grows Corn Division

Kelly Marshall

Perhaps when you think of FMC you think of soybeans- but that is changing, says Chris Reat, Corn Product Manger.  At the recent Ag Media Summit in St. Louis, Missouri Reat told AgWired they’re expanding their corn sector with a full range of herbicides, insecticides and fungicides. When asked about corn crops for this year Reat’s advice was not to …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, FMC, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticides

Advice for Growers After Mild Winter

Kelly Marshall

While many people enjoyed this year’s mild winters, farmers struggled to enjoy the balmy break from freezing temperatures.  Instead growers have been more concerned with the affect the temperature will have had on insect pressure.  AgWired spoke with Tim Laatsch of GROWMARK to learn more about what could be in store this growing season. First, Laatsch points out, there are …

Agribusiness, Fungicide, GROWMARK, Insecticides