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

BASF Invests in R&D

Kelly Marshall

The $270 million in capital improvements over the last three years make BASF‘s faculty in Beaumont, Texas their largest product facility in the company’s history– and the only plant in the U.S. manufacturing dicamba. BASF has also invested $290 million in eight of its other locations to provide solutions for growers, like the latest innovation, Engenia herbicide. The new herbicide is …

Agribusiness, BASF, Herbicides, Weed control

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

INNVICTIS Announces Soybean Herbicide

Kelly Marshall

The EPA has granted registration for INNVICTIS CROP CARE, LLC‘s VANDAL MOC, a multi-mode of action soybean herbicide especially effective on glyphosate resistant weeds like waterhemp and palmar amaranth. It offers a flexible application window and a 45 to 60 day residual. It is labeled for pre-plant and pre-emerge and can be used on sunflowers or dry shelled peas as …

Agribusiness, Herbicides, 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

Bayer Talks Future of Weed Control

Kelly Marshall

The continued prevalence of herbicide resistant weeds pose a significant threat to the future availability of many of the industry’s most important crop protection technologies, making the need to take a proactive approach to weed resistance more important than ever. David Tanner, Liberty Product Manager at Bayer, spoke during the 2016 Bayer AgVocacy Forum earlier this month about the current …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer CropScience, Herbicides, 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

Syngenta IDs Strategies to Fight Weed Resistance

Kelly Marshall

Threat of resistant in weeds has Syngetna urging growers to start a management plan early in the season; in fact they’ve developed the Resistance Fighter program to provide education and local recommendations. Tillage programs, more modes of action and using the right herbicide at the right time are crucial, says Dane Bowers, a Syngenta herbicide technical product lead. Bowers states …

Audio, Syngenta, 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 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