FMC Launches New Topguard® EQ Fungicide Premix

Cindy Zimmerman

FMC Corporation has launched a new fungicide premix called Topguard® EQ that provides long-lasting disease control and plant health benefits in over two dozen crops. At the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk last week, FMC Technical Manager Tom Quade explained that Topguard EQ fungicide is the only premix of azoxystrobin, a strobilurin fungicide, and flutriafol, a triazole fungicide …

Audio, FMC, Fungicides, NAFB

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

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

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

Bayer Talks Fungicides at #FarmProgressShow

Kelly Marshall

Thorsten Schwindt is the product manager for corn and soybean fungicides, representing Bayer‘s brands like Stratego.  He knows farmers are facing more than just low commodity prices– both this year and last growers have been dealing with high disease pressure as well.  At the Farm Progress Show I got to talk with Schwindt about what Bayer is doing on that …

Agribusiness, Bayer CropScience, Farm Progress Show, Fungicides

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

West Central Distribution Releases New Elite Adjuvants

Joanna Schroeder

West Central Distribution has a new line of Elite adjuvants: Veracity Elite, Jackhammer Elite and Cerium Elite. The line was designed to work alongside new herbicide technologies including dicamba and 2,4-D tolerance are introduced, the company says there is a need for new adjuvants to work with them, especially since many of them are not compatible with those that contain …

Fungicides, Herbicides, Pesticides, Spraying

Don’t Wait…Fungigate Says Agri-Inject

Joanna Schroeder

Don’t wait…fungigate says Agri-Inject as the crops are rapidly maturing around the country. It is during this time, the company says, that fungal diseases are one of those yield-robbing dangers. However, when they are detected early, timely fungicide applications can protect yields. Agri-Inject says among fungicide application options available to growers, one that can easily be overlooked is fungigation but …

Agribusiness, Fungicides, Irrigation