FMC Chats with Farm Broadcasters

Kelly Marshall

FMC Corporation was once again a major sponsor at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention this year. The annual event held in KC brings in farm broadcasters from around the country and one of the major parts of it is a trade show with over 100 industry partners who are interviewed by the reparters about what’s new in agriculture. …

Agribusiness, Audio, FMC, Fungicides, Insecticide, NAFB

BASF, FMC Bring Next Generation Crop Protection

Kelly Marshall

BASF and FMC Corporation are working tougher to bring innovative, in-furrow crop protection products to the marketplace.  By integrating insect and disease protection technologies with FMC’s convenient LRF patented technology, the companies have a new product that is easy to mix, provides consistent active ingredient distribution and stays suspended for uniform application. Each of the companies will launch a product …

Agribusiness, BASF, Crop Protection, FMC

Powdery Mildew No Challenge for FMC’s Rhyme

Joanna Schroeder

Powdery mildew has been a major challenge for California growers this year, in fact, according to Tim Ksander, technical manager for FMC, one of the worst these growers have ever encountered. Powdery mildew is an interesting disease, Ksander told AgWired during the recent 2016 CAPCA Conference & Agri-Expo, because the disease infests numerous crops. However, there are different genera and …

Agribusiness, Audio, FMC, Fungicides

FMC Rhyme Controls Disease

Cindy Zimmerman

Powdery mildew has been a stand-out problem in California according to Matt Rackerby, strategic business specialist for FMC. In fact, one grower told him that in 50 years of growing grapes, it’s the worst powdery mildew he’s ever seen. This season proved to be the perfect conditions for the disease to grow and people who didn’t address it early and …

Audio, CAPCA, FMC, Fungicides

FMC Offers New Fungicides

Joanna Schroeder

“This is one of the most exciting times to be at FMC,” Kaustubh Borah, segment manager for specialty crops, told AgWired during the 42nd annual CAPCA Conference & Agri-Expo. With the acquisition of Cheminova, FMC’s fungicide portfolio has expanded. For instance, in the TF&V segment FMC now has some new fungicides along with some insecticides and herbicides to complement the …

Audio, FMC, Fungicides

CAPCA Honors FMC PCA Advisor

Joanna Schroeder

Each year, the California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA) honors a member with its “PCA Advisor of the Year Award and Service to CAPCA.” The highest honor given by the association was awarded to Henry “Buck” Buckwalter, state regulatory government affairs manager for FMC, during the 2016 Conference & Agri-Expo luncheon. The 42nd annual event was held at the …

Audio, CAPCA, FMC

FFA Proficiencies Promote Future Careers in Ag

Jamie Johansen

Winners of the 2016 National Agricultural Proficiency Awards were announced during the sixth general session at the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo. These awards honor FFA members who, through their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) programs, have developed specialized skills that they can apply toward their future careers. Our two coverage sponsors also sponsored proficiency award categories to further their …

Ag Group, Audio, FFA, FMC, New Holland

FMC Registering New Fungicide Ingredient

Kelly Marshall

FMC Agricultural Solutions has begun the registration process with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency for a new parasol carboxamide fungicide.  Bixafen is a new generation of succinate dehydrogenase inhibitors (SDHI) that FMC hopes to register for use on corn, soybeans, canola, peanuts and potatoes. Bixafen is highly effective against a wide range of fungal …

Agribusiness, FMC, Fungicides

FMC Helps #CAPCA16 Fight Fear

Cindy Zimmerman

How will the agriculture industry grow an increasing amount of safe, healthy food in an environment of more stringent regulations coupled with less water? This question was answered by John Kasper, commercial business unit director for FMC Corporation, during the opening session of the 42nd annual California Association of Pest Control Advisers. The sold-out event focused on feeding a nation …

Audio, CAPCA, EPA, FMC, Food, Pesticides, Regulation

CAPTAIN CAPCA Fights Fear at #CAPCA16

Joanna Schroeder

CAPTAIN CAPCA and Dr Foe battled it out this morning in their last meeting to kick off the 42nd annual California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA). The event took place in no better place for a superhero and villain – Disneyland – in Anaheim, California October 16-18, 2016. This year’s theme is Feeding the Nation – Fighting the Fear …

CAPCA, Crop Protection, FMC, Pesticides, Video