FMC Launches New Topguard® EQ Fungicide Premix

Cindy Zimmerman

fmc-topguard-eq-logoFMC 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.

Topguard®EQ fungicide with FMC’s patented flutriafol is rapidly taken up by the plant and distributed throughout the leaf to control the spread of disease. The leaf icons on the left indicate the point of application, as shown by the lighter green color

Topguard®EQ fungicide with FMC’s patented flutriafol is rapidly taken up by the plant and distributed throughout the leaf to control the spread of disease. The leaf icons on the left indicate the point of application, as shown by the lighter green color

At the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk last week, FMC Technical Manager Tom Quade explained 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 fungicide family,” he said. “It gives growers excellent control of a wide range of foliar diseases in corn, soybeans, wheat, pecans, and more than 20 other crops.”

Quade says this unique combination broadens the spectrum of diseases that can be controlled and offers multiple modes of action to combat disease resistance. “The flutriafol component moves quickly through the plant, protecting plant leaves from stem to leaf tip,” said Quade.

The product controls a broad range of diseases including gray leaf spot, Southern rust and Northern corn leaf blight in corn; frogeye leaf spot, brown spot and cercospora blight in soybeans; leaf rust, stripe rust and powdery mildew in wheat; and pecan scab in pecans.

Topguard EQ fungicide was tested in 32 trials across the U.S. last year in corn, soybeans, wheat, sugar beets and specialty crops and the results showed significantly better disease control on Southern rust and gray leaf spot in corn, frogeye leaf spot in soybeans and leaf rust in wheat.

More data will be available in December following the 2016 crop season.

Learn more in this interview: Interview with Tom Quade, FMC - Topguard EQ

View and download photos from the event here: NAFB Convention Photo Album

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