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

FMC Offers New Episodes of The Minute

Kelly Marshall

FMC is bringing growers 12 new episodes of The Minute.  The series was created to offer timely information about current agronomic issues to growers and retailers.  This new set of shows will help prepare members of the ag community for the 2017 growing season. “Our host, Jake Turner, is back traveling the country, talking with industry experts and growers about …

Agribusiness, FMC, Video, yields

FMC Looking Ahead to Fall at #AgMedia Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

The growing season is in full swing, and the team at FMC Corporation is encouraging growers to be extra weed-conscious as summer comes to an end and harvest season begins. Ken Smith, Technical Service Manager for FMC Corporation, was on hand during the 2016 Ag Media Summit to discuss the reality of herbicide resistance, and how it has made fall …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, FMC, Weed control

FMC Expands Corn Division

Kelly Marshall

Perhaps when you think of FMC you think of soybeans- but that is changing, says Chris Reat, Corn Product Manger.  At the recent Ag Media Summit in St. Louis, Missouri Reat told AgWired they’re expanding their corn sector with a full range of herbicides, insecticides and fungicides. When asked about corn crops for this year Reat’s advice was not to …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, FMC, Fungicides, Herbicides, Insecticide

FMC Fungicides Grow Forward Initiative Launched

Joanna Schroeder

FMC has launched a new fungicides website coined Grow Forward with FMC Fungicides, to showcase fungicides in key corn and soybean regions by plot. In an effort to demonstrate to growers fungicide product benefits, the new website offers plot-specific information and updates throughout the growing season. “We went from having very few fungicides to having a robust portfolio across many …

Crop Protection, FMC, Fungicides