BASF and FMC Corporation are working tougher to bring innovative, in-furrow crop protection products to the marketplace. By integrating insect and disease protection technologies with FMC’s convenient LRF patented technology, the companies have a new product that is easy to mix, provides consistent active ingredient distribution and stays suspended for uniform application.
Each of the companies will launch a product in 2017. BASF will offer Manticor LFR In-Furrow Fungicide/Insecticide, while FMC will go to market as Temitry LFR Insecticide/Fungicide.
“The LFR technology brings greater convenience, simplicity and dependability to our customers,” said Scott Stout, Corn Fungicide Products Manager, BASF. “FMC is a recognized liquid in-furrow leader, and our customers will benefit from our leading disease control and plant health fungicide with the best below-ground insect control and in-furrow insecticide formulation technology available.”
“The collaboration combines the core competencies of two market leaders. FMC is an in-furrow formulations technology leader and BASF is a fungicide active ingredient leader,” said Rick Ekins, fungicide and insecticide portfolio manager for FMC. “This alliance allows both companies to help our customers take yields and profits to the next level. In-furrow protection has never been so convenient or powerful.”
The EPA has given registration for both products, products that will help feed a growing populations, BASF and FMC believe.
“As an industry, we need new tools to push yield potential higher without using more of our natural resources,” said Stout. “These kinds of collaborations help us reach that goal.”