FMC Fungicides Grow Forward Initiative Launched

Joanna SchroederCrop Protection, FMC, Fungicides

Grow Forward with FMC FungicidesFMC has launched a new fungicides website coined Grow Forward with FMC Fungicides, to showcase fungicides in key corn and soybean regions by plot. In an effort to demonstrate to growers fungicide product benefits, the new website offers plot-specific information and updates throughout the growing season.

We went from having very few fungicides to having a robust portfolio across many crops and geographies following our integration with Cheminova,” said Flavio Centola, FMC soybean segment manager. “Topguard® fungicide and Preemptor™ SC fungicide are excellent products for soybeans and corn, but they are relatively new to the market so we wanted to demonstrate the benefits they provide to as many growers as possible.

According to Centola, fungicide plots have been established in Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas. The plots feature an early foliar application of Topguard fungicide or Preemptor SC fungicide. In addition to posting ongoing updates, FMC will also live-stream events to provide in-season video reports from the field on the Grow Forward website.

The Grow Forward with FMC Fungicides plot initiative provides a great opportunity to gather performance data and increase confidence in FMC fungicide products,” added Centola. “The website gives retailers and growers access to the latest plot information and seasonal disease pressures anytime and anywhere.”