|FMC Corporation and BASF Announce Agreement to Bring Next Generation of Crop Care to the U.S. In-Furrow Corn Market|
FMC and BASF will deliver unprecedented in-furrow insect and disease protection. These new products include market-leading active ingredients, the same technology found in Headline® fungicide and in FMC proprietary LFR formulations in Capture® LFR® Insecticide. The unique LFR technology is unmatched in its ability to mix readily with liquid fertilizers, provide consistent active ingredient distribution, and stay 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
"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
Companies to launch new products
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.
According to Ekins and Stout, FMC and BASF are developing new solutions that will sustainably feed a growing world population.
"As an industry, we need new tools to push yield potential higher without using more of our natural resources," said Stout. "These kinds of collaborations help get us to that goal."
For more than a century,
About BASF's Crop Protection division
With sales of more than €5.8 billion in 2015, BASF's Crop Protection division provides innovative solutions for agriculture, turf and ornamental plants, pest control and public health. Our broad portfolio of active ingredients, seed treatments, biological controls, formulations and services optimizes efficient production of high quality food and protects against post-harvest loss, damage to buildings and the transmission of disease. By delivering new technologies and know-how, BASF Crop Protection supports the effort of growers and pest management professionals to make a better life for themselves and society. Further information can be found on the web at www.agro.basf.com or on our social media channels.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 112,000 employees in the
Temitry LFR Insecticide/Fungicide, Capture LFR Insecticide and Manticor LFR In-furrow fungicide/insecticide are Restricted Use Pesticides.
Always read and follow label directions. FMC, Capture, LFR and Temitry are trademarks of
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