Two ag chemical manufacturers – BASF and FMC Corporation – have announced that they will develop premix combinations of their products for in-furrow use in corn.
Products will include BASF’s Headline fungicide and FMC’s proprietary LFR formulations in Capture LFR insecticide. LFR technology mixes readily with liquid fertilizers, provides consistent active ingredient distribution and stays in suspension for uniform application from the first acre to the last.
“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.”
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Each company will offer new products as a result of the agreement. For 2017, FMC will launch Temitry LFR Insecticide/Fungicide. BASF will launch Manticor LFR In-furrow Fungicide/Insecticide. EPA registration has been received.