FMC Wins Big at Agrow Awards

cindy zimmerman

FMC Corporation took top honors in several categories at the 2018 Agrow Awards, an international competition honoring the top advancements in agriculture. FMC won Best R&D Pipeline and Best Application Technology for its at-plant 3RIVE 3D® application system. In addition, Dr. William E. Barnette, retired director of Discovery Chemistry for FMC, was recognized with the prestigious Agrow Lifetime Achievement Award. …

AgWired Precision, Crop Protection, FMC

Triazole Chemistry Sets Lucento Apart

cindy zimmerman

When FMC’s Lucento fungicide is approved for use later this year in corn, soybeans and peanuts, it will offer a new, effective tool for managing fungicide resistance. “The first thing that sets Lucento apart is the triazole part of that chemistry, that flutriafol,” said FMC Technical Service Manager Matt Wiggins during a recent field day in Sparks, Georgia. “You’re getting …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Corn, Crop Protection, FMC, Fungicide, Peanuts, Soybean

Bayer Crop Science President Talks Glyphosate

cindy zimmerman

Glyphosate was on the table as U.S. agricultural journalists attending the Bayer Future of Farming event in Germany had the chance to sit down with Liam Condon, Bayer AG Board of Management member and Crop Science division president. It was the very end of a very long day and Condon was able to joke about the jury verdict that came …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Crop Protection

Bayer Defends Glyphosate at Future of Farming

cindy zimmerman

The $289 million glyphosate jury verdict just before the Bayer-Monsanto deal was finalized last month was a big topic of discussion this week at the Bayer Future of Farming Dialogue at the company’s global headquarters in Monheim, Germany. In fact, a last minute panel scheduled at the very end of a full day of presentations was standing room only – …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Crop Protection, Farming, Herbicide

AMVAC’s Roots Run Deep

cindy zimmerman

Visitors to the Farm Progress Show were able to see how AMVAC Chemical products like AZTEC and INDEX help improve corn root systems. AMVAC Crop Marketing Manager for Corn and Soy Jim Lappin explained results of trials on how different products perform on various corn trait hybrids and seed treatments. “Our products, added to your trait packages, can give you …

AgWired Precision, AMVAC, Audio, Corn, Crop Protection, Farm Progress Show

BASF Spotlights Poncho/VOTiVO 2.0 at #FPS18

cindy zimmerman

A semi truck wrapped with a Poncho/VOTiVO 2.0 message greeted visitors to the Farm Progress Show last week, letting them know that this revolutionary biological is now part of the BASF portfolio. “Poncho/VOTiVO 2.0 enhances the microbial activity around the corn root and the result is greater nutrient availability and uptake by the growing plant,” said Kerry Grossweiler with BASF …

AgWired Precision, Audio, BASF, biologicals, Corn, Crop Protection, Farm Progress Show, Soil

3RIVE 3D Application Use Growing

cindy zimmerman

FMC has been working with the 3RIVE 3D application system since at least 2015 when it debuted at the National Farm Machinery Show and use of the at-plant crop protection delivery platform has just continued to grow with the development of Capture 3RIVE 3D. At the recent Ag Media Summit, FMC product development manager Brent Jacobson said they will soon …

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AMVAC Gearing Up for Farm Progress Show

cindy zimmerman

Like pretty much everyone in the corn and soybean belt, AMVAC Chemical is gearing up for Farm Progress Show next week in Boone, Iowa. Neil DeStefano, AMVAC director of portfolio management and marketing communications, is really excited about this year’s show and what they will have on display for farmers. “We’re really going to have two booths in one – …

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FMC Updates from 2018 Ag Media Summit

cindy zimmerman

FMC is one of the many companies and organizations that provide support for the Ag Media Summit making it more affordable for everyone to attend. They also participate in the Info Expo to meet with editors and share their latest news. FMC regional technical manager Gail Stratman (pictured left) was on hand to talk about fall weed control and the …

Ag Media Summit, AgWired Precision, Audio, Crop Protection, FMC

AMVAC Purchases Bayer Bromacil Business

chuck zimmerman

AMVAC Chemical Corporation recently announced the purchase of the Bromacil herbicide business in the United States and Canada from Bayer Crop Science. The transaction is unrelated to the acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer, and financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. I spoke with Greg Warren, Marketing Manager, AMVAC, about the transaction and what it means to the company. …

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