FMC Command® 3ME is #1 for Rice Growers

Cindy Zimmerman

Command® 3ME herbicide remains the South’s number one preemergence solution for protecting rice production from annual grasses despite recent entries into the market, according to FMC tech service rep Don Johnson in Mississippi. “We’ve been on the marketplace for rice growers in the Delta region for 16 years now,” said Johnson during an interview at the 2017 Farm and Gin …

Audio, Farm & Gin Show, FMC, Rice, Weed control

FMC Plans to Acquire DuPont Crop Protection

Kelly Marshall

In an early morning call FMC and DuPont made a major announcement: FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) and DuPont (NYSE: DD) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement for FMC to acquire the portion of DuPont’s Crop Protection business it must divest to comply with the European Commission ruling related to its merger with The Dow Chemical Company. Additionally, DuPont …

Agribusiness, Crop Protection, Dupont Crop Protection, FMC

3RIVE 3D Means Farming Faster

Kelly Marshall

Rick Ekins from FMC, and Chuck have talked about their 3RIVE 3D platform several times since it was introduced and Commodity Classic provided another opportunity.  With spring planting upon us, here’s a quick summation of what 3RIVE 3D can provide: 3RIVE 3D is a new way to deliver crop protection products for seedling defense and yield enhancement Easily mounts to …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, FMC, Planting, Video

FMC Receives Extended Approval for Topguard Terra

Kelly Marshall

Ken Smith, FMC Technical Service Representative for Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma, says Topguard Terra fungicide is something cotton growers are going to adopt. At the recent Mid-South Farm and Gin Show he explained how the product controls cotton root rot, a problem that has plagued cotton growers in the southwest since it was brought into the country, comparing it …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm & Gin Show, FMC, Weed control

Weed Resistance Strategy at #Classic17 with FMC

Kelly Marshall

Weed resistance may just be one of the most discussed topics over the last couple years and that didn’t change at Commodity Classic. FMC is one of the companies that has worked aggressively on this issue and Chuck Zimmerman spoke with Ken Smith about it. He said, “What we have learned in the last ten years of our research is, we can …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, FMC, Video, Weed control

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