California Approves FMC’s Rhyme for Chemigation

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, FMC, Fungicides

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation as granted approval for growers of strawberries, tomatoes, cucurbits, and other fruiting vegetables to use FMC’s Rhyme fungicide through a chemigation application. Rhyme is registered for a variety of specialty crops across the U.S. for use against diseases like charcoal rot. Its active ingredient, flutriafol, moves quickly through the plant to provide protection against fungal pathogens, making it ideal for use in a drip application.

FMC is pleased that Rhyme fungicide can now be applied via efficient drip irrigation systems that help growers achieve the right rate at the right time in the right place with minimal environmental exposure to crop protection products,” says Henry Buckwalter, state regulatory and government affairs manager for FMC.