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FMC receives registration on Anthem herbicide

FMC receives registration on Anthem herbicide

FMC has received EPA registration on a new herbicide, Anthem herbicide, a preplant, preemergence and early postemergence herbicide for corn. Anthem provides growers with a tool for broad-spectrum weed control and resistance management along with a low-use rate.

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 crop safety for all types of corn. There were more than 90 research test plots in 2012 across a broad geography on a 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.

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