The 51st annual National Farm Machinery Show is underway in Louisville, Kentucky this week with 880 exhibitors covering 1.2 million square feet of floor space.
The focus of the show may be on equipment, but the products for planters to plant and sprayers to spray also have a place at the show and FMC Corporation has clearly carved out a niche for itself here sponsoring the media room and exhibitor lanyards, and having a premium exhibit space right inside the main door and across from New Holland.
Nick Hustedde, FMC Technical Services, says the combination of strobilurin and triazole chemistries in Preemptor SC makes it a good fit for growers in a resistance management strategy. “We saw the challenges that growers were experiencing and we were able to acquire an active ingredient on several pathogens that are developing resistance,” said Hustedde. “The triazole component has very long residual activity so it does allow us to apply it with a herbicide application.”
In this interview, Hustedde talks about the how Preemptor SC performed in trials last year, which was a wet year that was very conducive for pathogens like frog eye leaf spot in soybeans and rust and grey leaf spot in corn. [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/nfms16-fmc-nick.mp3″ text=”Interview with Nick Hustedde, FMC Corp.”]