Soybean growers looking to extend their weed control this season can be eligible for rebates when they link up LibertyLink® soybeans with FMC Authority® and Anthem® herbicides as part of the Soybean Residual program with FMC.
At the National Farm Machinery Show last week, I talked with Mark Howard, FMC retail market manager for central Illinois, about the rebate program and why it’s important that growers use different types of weed control to fight resistance. “There’s a huge need for mixing up our modes of action,” said Howard. “The best way to prevent resistance is to never let the weeds come up and that’s the role that an Authority or Anthem brand plays in this system.”
Under the rebate program, Howard says growers can earn two to three dollars per acre back for using appropriate rates of Authority brands. “Weed control is critical, so the need for a quality residual product is a bigger deal than it’s ever been,” he said. “Farmers are trying to figure out how to do more with less so we’re giving them different options to help shave a dollar here or there.”
Learn more in this interview: Interview with Mark Howard, FMC