PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) and Monsanto Company announced today an expanded agreement to continue their participation in the Roundup Ready PLUS® Crop Management Solutions platform. The exclusive agreement includes FMC's Authority® brand sulfentrazone herbicides, and adds FMC's Capture® LFR® insecticide as a soil-applied insecticide for corn in the Monsanto recommendation platform as a qualifying brand.
When launched, Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ Soybeans will be the first biotech-stacked soybean trait with tolerance to both dicamba and glyphosate. The patented Roundup Ready 2 Xtend trait is built upon the high-yielding Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® soybean trait technology. FMC's Authority herbicide brands provide broad-spectrum control of weeds on a wide range of soil types, geographies and weed conditions. The Authority® herbicide brand platform utilizes several premixes to provide pre-emergence weed control included within Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions.
"Authority brand herbicides provide high-yield confidence to growers through superior, season-long weed control," said Marc Hullebroeck, vice president, North America Crop and Innovation, FMC Agricultural Solutions. "When Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Soybeans are launched, this system, along with post applications of Roundup Xtend™ or Xtendimax™ herbicides, pending regulatory approvals, within the new Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System, will also help growers manage resistant weed situations by combining multiple modes of action."
Monsanto anticipates the new Roundup Ready 2 Xtend trait technology will be available to soybean growers in 2016. Post-emergence use of dicamba herbicide within the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System is pending regulatory approval.
"We are pleased to continue and expand our partnership with FMC, which allows us to bring the best crop management solutions to growers offering choice in their efforts to produce the highest yields on their farms," said Chris Reat, Monsanto's US Roundup Ready PLUS marketing manager. "We will continue to collaborate via cross-training efforts with FMC to ensure field representatives from both companies are able to recommend solutions for farmers using technologies from Monsanto and FMC through Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions."
FMC's Authority brand herbicides were first added to Monsanto's Roundup Ready PLUS Weed Management Solutions platform in 2010. FMC products within Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions program will now include: Authority® First, Authority® Assist, Authority® MTZ, Authority® XL and Authority® MAXX herbicides, Hero® insecticide and Capture® LFR® liquid at-plant insecticide.
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FMC Corporation is a specialty company serving agricultural, industrial and consumer markets globally for more than a century with innovative solutions, applications and quality products. FMC acquired Cheminova in April of 2015. Pro forma revenue totaled approximately $4.5 billion in 2014. FMC employs approximately 7,000 people throughout the world and operates its businesses in three segments: FMC Agricultural Solutions, FMC Health and Nutrition and FMC Lithium. For more information, visit www.FMC.com.
Capture LFR and Hero Insecticides are restricted use pesticides. Always read and follow label directions. Hero Insecticide and Authority herbicides are not registered for sale or use in California. FMC, Authority, Capture, LFR and Hero are trademarks of FMC Corporation or an affiliate. Roundup Ready, Roundup Ready PLUS, Roundup Ready 2 Xtend, Roundup Ready 2 Yield, Roundup Xtend, Xtendimax and Genuity are trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC. © 2015 FMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 8/15
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