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The FMC Good to Grow podcast is dedicated to exploring the latest trends and challenges in specialty and row crop management.

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The FMC Good to Grow podcast is dedicated to exploring the latest trends and challenges in specialty and row crop management.

    The Potential of Biologicals — The Next Layer of Crop Protection

    The Potential of Biologicals — The Next Layer of Crop Protection

    There’s a buzz that’s growing around biologicals. It’s not necessarily a new category for U.S. growers and producers, but it is gaining traction as the industry introduces new research and solutions. Jake Turner sat down with one the leading experts on the subject, Surendra Dara, Ph. D., cooperative extension advisor in entomology and biologicals for the University of California, to learn more about why the segment is trending. Listen in as they discuss the current state of the category, where it’s headed, how to maintain the viability of biopesticides, recent research findings and how biologicals fit into Dara’s new integrated pest management model. Always read and follow all label directions, precautions and restrictions for use. FMC and the FMC logo are trademarks of FMC Corporation or an affiliate. ©2021 FMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 21-FMC-2428 04/21

    Securing Full-Season Protection on the Alfalfa Acre

    Securing Full-Season Protection on the Alfalfa Acre

    From weevils to aphids to cotton root rot, achieving full-season, full-spectrum control in an alfalfa field can be a challenge. With the triple threat of disease, insects and weeds lingering every season, keeping all these factors in check requires rigorous scouting and quick decision-making to ensure growers can maximize the number of cuts in a season. Join Jake Turner as he and Bruce Steward, technical service manager for FMC, evaluate the different challenges present during a typical alfalfa growing season, management considerations, application watchouts and more. Mustang Maxx insecticide, Warrior II with Zeon Technology insecticide and Gramoxone herbicide are Restricted Use Pesticides. Always read and follow all label directions, precautions and restrictions for use. Some products may not be registered for sale or use in all states. FMC, the FMC logo, Mustang, Steward and Topguard Terra are trademarks of FMC Corporation or an affiliate. Warrior II with Zeon Technology and Gramoxone are trademarks of a Syngenta Group Company. ©2021 FMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 21-FMC-2412 04/21

    Establishing Full-Season Weed Control in Rice

    Establishing Full-Season Weed Control in Rice

    Taking control of weeds is the first priority on a rice growing operation. To Eric Webster, professor and weed scientist at Louisiana State University, coming out of the gate strong with an aggressive weed control plan is key to ensuring a successful season. Join Webster and Jake Turner as they discuss herbicide-resistant grasses like barnyardgrass, the power of residual herbicides and programs to achieve full-season weed control, 2021 expectations in rice fields from California to Louisiana and new herbicide technologies coming to market. Always read and follow all label directions, precautions and restrictions for use. Some products may not be registered for sale or use in all states. FMC and Command are trademarks of FMC Corporation or an affiliate. Clearfield, Provisia, Prowl and Sharpen are trademarks of BASF. Assure is a trademark of AMVAC Chemical Corporation. Loyant is a trademark of Corteva Agriscience and its affiliated companies. Butte is a trademark of the Gowan Company. ©2021 FMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 21-FMC-2430 03/21

    Finding Success at the Root Level

    Finding Success at the Root Level

    Seed treatments, nutrient programs, weather: All of these play an integral role in whether a crop gets off to a good or poor start. However, another option is making its way into this equation: In-furrow crop protection. This burgeoning segment is allowing growers to retool what they do at-plant to help maximize root health and protect seedlings from day one. Listen in as Brandon Schrage, technical service manager for FMC, outlines the benefits of in-furrow crop protection solutions and the options growers have access to. Capture LFR insecticide, Capture 3RIVE 3D insecticide, Ethos XB insecticide/fungicide and Ethos 3D insecticide/fungicide are Restricted Use Pesticides. Always follow all label directions, precautions and restrictions for use. Some products may not be registered for sale or use in all states. Xyway brand fungicides may not be registered for sale or use in all states. Contact your local FMC retailer or representative for details and availability in your state. FMC, the FMC logo, 3RIVE 3D, Ethos, Capture, LFR and Xyway are trademarks of FMC Corporation or an affiliate. ©2021 FMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 21-FMC-2422 03/21

    Research Recap: Xyway™ Brand Fungicides Grower and University Trials

    Research Recap: Xyway™ Brand Fungicides Grower and University Trials

    The way foliar diseases in corn are managed is evolving. New to corn fields in 2021 is an at-plant concept, Xyway™ brand fungicides, that’s changing what growers expect from a foliar fungicide.



    In the lead up to this year’s launch, FMC conducted numerous field trials with growers and university researchers across the U.S. in 2020. The goal: To show the efficacy of the fungicides across a variety of geographies and disease conditions. Two researchers involved with these trials, Kiersten Wise, extension plant pathologist and professor at the University of Kentucky, and Matthew Wiggins, technical service manager, visited with Good to Grow recently to recap and unpack the insights gathered from their trials. Listen in as they dive into everything from the chemistry to how this technology could change the way residual fungicides are expected to work. Capture LFR insecticide and Ethos XB insecticide/fungicide are Restricted Use Pesticides. Always read and follow all label directions, precautions and restrictions for use. Some products may not be registered for sale or use in all states. Xyway 3D and Xyway LFR fungicides may not be registered for sale or use in all states. Contact your local FMC representative or retailer for details and availability in your state. FMC, the FMC logo, Capture, Ethos, 3RIVE 3D, LFR, and Xyway are trademarks of FMC Corporation or an affiliate.All rights reserved. 21-FMC-2231 01/21

    Emerging Weed Challenges: Metabolic Resistance

    Emerging Weed Challenges: Metabolic Resistance

    The fight against resistant weeds is continuously evolving, and now there’s a newer, less predictable mechanism that has researchers casting a wide net to understand: metabolism-based resistance. Dating back to the 1980s, this form of resistance has been identified in grass species across the globe but, in recent years, has emerged in U.S. fields, particularly in broadleaf species like waterhemp. What sets metabolism-based resistance apart from other forms of resistance is the potential for weed populations to become resistant to a herbicide class before ever being exposed to it. Two researchers who have been on the forefront studying this mechanism joined the Good to Grow podcast to discuss the mechanism: Patrick Tranel, professor and associate head of crop sciences at the University of Illinois, and Aaron Hager, associate professor and extension weed scientist for the University of Illinois. Listen in as they provide a glimpse at what exactly metabolism-based resistance is, the threat it poses and what can be done to curb the issue. Always follow all label directions, precautions and restrictions for use. Some products may not be registered for sale or use in all states. FMC and the FMC logo are trademarks of FMC Corporation or an affiliate. ©2020 FMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 20-FMC-0452 09/20

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