FMC Invites Growers to PPO Resistance Webinar

Kelly Marshall

FMC is hosting a webinar to address the growing concern about PPO resistance and what growers can do to help prevent the loss of this herbicide technology. Dr. Aaron Hager, associate professor from the Department of Crop Sciences at University of Illinois and Nick Hustedde, FMC Technical Representative will cover why PPO resistance is a big issue, herbicide class diversity, …

FMC, Herbicides, webinar, Weed control

FMC Offers PPO Resistance Advice at #NFMS17

Kelly Marshall

When we say “resistance” most of us think glyphosate, but waterhemp and palmer amaranth have also developed a resistance to PPO in some states, according to Nick Hustedde, an FMC technical service representative. “It’s definitely a significant problem. It’s unfortunate any time we lose a herbicide technology,” Hustedde says. But fortunately we can do things to preserve the effectiveness of …

Agribusiness, FMC, National Farm Machinery Show, Weed control

FMC Promotes Cover Crops at #NFMS17

Kelly Marshall

Growers will do about anything to control resistant palmer amaranth in the MidSouth region where Matt Wiggins works as a tech service manager for FMC. And while cover crops have been traditionally considered a method of erosion control, FMC has done a lot of work on understanding how they prevent weeds as well. They’re effective because they create a layer …

Agribusiness, Cover Crops, Crop Protection, FMC, National Farm Machinery Show

FMC Talks Weed Technologies at #NFMS17

Kelly Marshall

Technologies used to control weeds today took perhaps decades to come online, Nick Hustedde of FMC told Chuck Zimmerman at the National Farm Machinery Show. That’s why it’s so important to preserve what we have and make it last as long as we can; looking down the line the technologies available to us today will need to last for the …

Audio, FMC, National Farm Machinery Show, Weed control

Growers Urged to Comment on Pyrethroids

Cindy Zimmerman

Farmers at the National Farm Machinery Show are being encouraged to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency to protect widely used class of insecticide being targeted under a routine regulatory review. Pyrethroids are used to control insects in 120 different crops, as well as turf, lawns and gardens. But an EPA assessment released at the end of last year …

Audio, EPA, FMC, Insecticide, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS

#NFMS17 Kicks off Today

Chuck Zimmerman

Greetings from Louisville and the 2017 National Farm Machinery Show! Steve Kelly with the Kentucky Exposition Center says they have filled 1.2 million square feet of space under roof and there’s enough demand to sell almost that much more for this largest indoor farm show in America. They have made a few significant changes in the show which allows for …

Audio, Equipment, FMC, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS

FMC’s New Headquarters Earns LEED Gold Certification

Kelly Marshall

FMC Corporation‘s commitment to sustainability is proven once more with the recent LEED Gold certification of their global headquarters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The building boasts energy and water efficiency, superior indoor air quality and was created using sustainable materials. The space was developed alongside Brandywine Realty Trust, owner and developer of the FMC tower. The certification accounts for the company’s …

FMC, sustainability

FMC & ARA Hosting Safety Planning Workshop

Lizzy Schultz

FMC Corporation has shown tremendous continued support for the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) through the company’s sponsorship of the ARA Conference & Expo. In the new year, FMC will also sponsor a workshop with ARA that will focus on preparing, responding, and sustaining a crisis plan. This new workshop stems from a crisis communications workshop that FMC has held for …

ARA, Audio, FMC, Safety

Growers Urged to Diversify Weed Management

Lizzy Schultz

Low prices have many growers considering every opportunity to minimize production costs, but FMC’s message at the 2016 National Association of Farm Broadcasters (NAFB) Convention was clear: Investing in a slightly more costly diversified weed control program is critical for preserving new herbicide tolerant trait technologies, such as the new Liberty post-emergence technology for Liberty Link soybeans. “Growers are under …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer CropScience, Crop Protection, FMC, Herbicides, NAFB

FMC Investing in Future of Farming

Cindy Zimmerman

FMC Agricultural Solutions proudly sponsors the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk each year to help support the efforts of the agricultural media to keep farmers informed. It’s also a great opportunity for FMC to talk about products in the pipeline to support the future of farming, such as bixafen, a new pyrazole carboxamide fungicide that belongs to a …

Audio, FMC, Fungicides, NAFB