FMC Agricultural Solutions and Monsanto last week announced the expansion of an agreement of participation in the Roundup Ready PLUS® Crop Management Solutions platform. The exclusive agreement includes FMC’s Authority® brand sulfentrazone herbicides, and adds FMC’s Capture® LFR® insecticide as a soil-applied insecticide for corn and Hero® insecticide.
“We believe growers should make use of the best technologies available,” said FMC Soybean Segment Manager Flavio Centola. “Monsanto and FMC together can offer farmers those cutting edge technologies to help them fight against weed and pest resistance and reach higher yields.”
Corn Segment Manager Matt Hancock says he likes the way the program helps them position the proper agronomics. “If it’s Authority brand herbicide, or Capture LFR insecticide at plant, or Hero foliar insecticide … we feel like that’s just really good stewardship of our brands and of our products,” said Hancock.
Learn more about how the agreement benefits growers here: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/fmc-monsanto.mp3″ text=”Interview with Flabio Centola and Matt Hancock, FMC”]
“FMC has become a really strong partner with Monsanto and the Roundup Ready PLUS platform,” said Roundup Ready marketing manager Chris Reat in an interview at the Farm Progress Show last week. “We’re really excited about the expansion of the agreement, because it’ll ensure farmers have the choice to continue to use the Authority Brand with Roundup Ready products,” said Reat.
Monsanto and FMC have worked together on the Weed Management Solutions platform since 2010, providing benefits for both companies, as well as the growers.
“When we look for partners to partner up with, we want good, solid companies that provide industry-leading brands and products, and certainly FMC does that with the Authority brand,” says Reat, “The good thing about collaborations with two industry-leading companies like FMC and Monsanto is that when we get a chance to work together its very powerful and very impactful. It really is a win win for Monsanto, FMC, and our customers.”
Listen to an interview with Reat here:
[wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/fps-15-monsanto-reat.mp3″ text=”Interview with Chris Reat, Monsanto Company”]