Laboratorie M2 to Commercialize THYMOX

Kelly Marshall

THYMOX™ is a the breakthrough, botanically-derived disinfectant with applications in animal health and crop protection. Laboratorie M2, the maker of this new product, has raised $4.6 million in financing to move from being a technology development company to having the ability to commercialize THYMOX. THYMOX is derived from thymol, an active ingredient in the plant thyme. It is biodegradable, non-toxic, …

Agribusiness, Fungicides

California Approves FMC’s Rhyme for Chemigation

Kelly Marshall

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation as granted approval for growers of strawberries, tomatoes, cucurbits, and other fruiting vegetables to use FMC’s Rhyme fungicide through a chemigation application. Rhyme is registered for a variety of specialty crops across the U.S. for use against diseases like charcoal rot. Its active ingredient, flutriafol, moves quickly through the plant to provide protection against …

Agribusiness, FMC, Fungicides

FMC Topguard Offers Solutions in Mid-South

Kelly Marshall

In the Mid-South the challenge is frogeye leaf spot, according to FMC Technical Service Manager Matt Wiggins. “My region here in the mid-South, that’s primarily the disease we’re chasing in soybeans,” said Wiggins at the recent Farm and Gin Show in Memphis. Thankfully, FMC has a relativity new product designed to take care of that. Topguard EQ is a tank …

Audio, FMC, Fungicides, Soybeans

Soybean Board Preserving Tech at #Classic17

Kelly Marshall

The United Soybean Board created Take Action as a program to fight against herbicide resistant weeds. The program has been successful, with positive collaborations and progress being made. Now they’re announcing an expansion to include not only resistant weeds, but fungicide resistance in soybeans as well. “Now really is the time to take action and inform people and educate people …

Ag Group, Audio, Commodity Classic, Fungicides, USB

Two Syngenta Products Receive EPA Approval

Lizzy Schultz

Syngenta recently announced two products that have received registration and approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Talinor herbicide will give wheat and barley growers a new option for managing weed resistance and controlling damaging broadleaf weeds, and Orondis Opti fungicide premix will be introduced and commercially available as a premix formulation for the 2017 growing season, pending state registration. …

Agribusiness, Crop Protection, Fungicides, Herbicides, Syngenta

EPA Approves DuPont Lumisena for Soy & Sunflowers

Kelly Marshall

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved registration for DuPont Lumisena fungicide seed treatment. Lumisena is the latest in the seed applied technology portfolio for the company, offering Phytophthora control in soybeans and downy mildew in sunflowers. It’s the most advanced control of Phytophthora in soybeans since mefenoxam and metalaxyl in 1979. “The true benefit in using Lumisena™ fungicide seed treatment …

Agribusiness, Dupont Crop Protection, Fungicides

Nufarm Fungicide Approved for Greenhouse Use

Kelly Marshall

Nufarm has announced the approval of the versatile fungicide, Emblem, for use on foliar, stem and root disease in vegetable greenhouses. The product can be used in all stages of development. Registration now includes: brassica leafy vegetables (like broccoli, cauliflower, and kale), herbs (such as basil, chive, cilantro, parsley and rosemary), and leafy vegetables (including arugula, lettuce and swiss chard). …

Agribusiness, Fungicides, Vegetables

Syngenta Unveils New Fungicide Product Line

Kelly Marshall

Miravis will be the brand name of Syngenta‘s new fungicide product line.  It is the first in a new chemical group using the active ingredient, Adepidyn, to control some of the most destructive diseases. Once regulatory approval is granted, the product can be used to fight against leaf spots and powdery mildew, offer high efficacy for crops with limited options, …

Fungicides, Syngenta

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

BASF’s Nexicor Fungicide Receives EPA Registration

Kelly Marshall

BASF’s Nexicor™ fungicide has been granted registration from the EPA.  This fungicide is specifically for use in cereal crops and uses three modes of action to offer long lasting preventative and post-infection control of powdery mildew, tan spot, rusts and other diseases. “In addition to controlling disease pressure, Nexicor fungicide helps to provide plant health benefits,” said Megan Andriankaja, Technical …

Agribusiness, BASF, Fungicides