FMC’s Kasper to Retire, Coen Named Successor

cindy zimmerman

FMC has announced that U.S. Commercial Director, John Kasper, is retiring in June and Christina Coen, currently North America marketing director, will assume the role effective May 1. “We thank John for his years of service. He built key strategic relationships that drove outstanding results for the region. John has also been a mentor to many and set the bar …

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Managing Bollworms with Prevathon® Insect Control

cindy zimmerman

Research conducted at Texas A&M University has shown wide-spread bollworm/earworm resistance to the majority cotton and corn Bt technologies and that cotton bollworms have developed resistance to pyrethroids to some degree in most of Texas. One of the insecticides recommended for growers to manage cotton bollworm populations is FMC Prevathon. At the recent Mid-South Farm and Gin Show, we talked …

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FMC Authority® Supreme Tackles Resistant Weeds

cindy zimmerman

Resistant weeds is a wide spread concern around the country and new FMC Authority® Supreme is helping farmers from the Midwest to the Mid-South take on the challenge. “Authority Supreme was a new product for 2018, we had a limited launch, limited quantities,” said FMC technical service manager Matthew Wiggins at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show last week in …

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Where’s the Content?

cindy zimmerman

ZimmComm had a crazy week of content creation – from Destin, Florida and the BASF Stoneville Legacy Club, to the Bayer AgVocacy Forum, the BASF Science Behind, and Commodity Classic in Orlando, and the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show in Memphis. If you are looking for it all, it’s being posted on the virtual newsroom for agriculture AgNewsWire. Sometimes we …

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FMC Offers Seminars at NFMS

cindy zimmerman

FMC Agricultural Solutions held three learning sessions at this year’s National Farm Machinery Show to provide information to growers about some of the company’s new products like Lucento. The sessions focused on disease, pest, and weed management and control and some of the solutions that FMC offers for growers. In the first session, Bruce Stripling and Nick Hustedde discussed disease …

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Below Ground Protection with Ethos 3D

carrie muehling

FMC is encouraging growers to pay just as much attention to what’s happening below the ground as they do to what’s happening on the surface, according to Bob Hooten, Midwest Technical Support Manager. “Below ground you have to worry about your root system,” said Hooten, who was at the 2019 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville. “You have to protect …

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FMC Bringing New Modes of Action to Market

carrie muehling

FMC‘s acquisition of DuPont research and development assets more than doubled the number of active ingredients in the company’s development pipeline. The need for additional modes of action to fight disease and weed resistance is a reality, and FMC is rising to the occasion. “It looks like we’re hitting on the major target species and we’re going to be able …

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Passing of FMC’s Mike Harper

chuck zimmerman

We were shocked and saddened to hear of the passing this week of Mike Harper, who worked for FMC Agricultural Solutions for 39 years – starting as a Chemical Sales Rep, working up to Industry Relations Manager in 2017. I interviewed Mike several times over the years, most recently at last year’s Commodity Classic. He was always very passionate about …

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FMC Talks About the Danger of Reduced Herbicide Rates

chuck zimmerman

At the 2019 National Farm Machinery Show I spoke with Drake Copeland, Technical Services Manager, FMC. Our topic was the danger of reduced herbicide rates. Drake talks about the importance of pre-emergence residual herbicides for weed control and what happens when a grower uses reduced herbicide rates. He also talks weed size and it certainly does matter. There’s a lot …

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FMC Launches Lucento™ Fungicide for 2019 Season

cindy zimmerman

FMC Corporation has officially launched Lucento fungicide for the 2019 growing season. The launch was announced after Environmental Protection Agency granted FMC registration for Lucento in corn, soybeans, peanuts, sugarbeets and wheat. Lucento fungicide encompasses two separate modes of action (flutriafol, FRAC Group 3, and bixafen, FRAC Group 7) to deliver broad-spectrum disease efficacy, fungicide resistance management, plant mobility and …

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