FMC Corporation has received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration on a new herbicide, AnthemTM herbicide, a preplant, preemergence and early postemergence herbicide for corn. Anthem provides growers with an excellent weed management tool for broad-spectrum weed control and resistance management along with a low-use rate.
A result of several years of planning, research and development, Anthem herbicide will allow growers application flexibility during the spring season.
“Anthem use rates are approximately four times less than most residual corn herbicides,” said Tim Thompson, FMC Agricultural Products North America product manager. “The easy to handle liquid formulation and low-use rate means growers and custom applicators can get more acres sprayed in a day, which is critical during the busy spring.”
In-field results from 2011 and 2012 Anthem test plots demonstrated excellent crop safety for all types of corn. Studies indicate that Anthem herbicide is an effective, convenient product with application flexibility for all tillage systems. There were more than 90 research test plots in 2012 across a broad geography on a wide range of soil types and in both irrigated and non-irrigated acres.
“The long lasting residual of Anthem herbicide could set new standards for broad-spectrum, grass and broadleaf weed control in corn, resulting in better crop protection and higher yields,” said Bob Hooten, FMC Agricultural Products North America technical support manager.
About FMC Corporation
FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) is a diversified chemical company serving agricultural, industrial, environmental and consumer markets globally for more than a century with innovative solutions, applications and quality products. In 2011, FMC had annual sales of approximately $3.4 billion. The company employs approximately 5,500 people throughout the world, and operates its businesses in three segments: Agricultural Products, Specialty Chemicals and Industrial Chemicals. For more information, visit www.FMC.com <http://www.fmc.com/> .