FMC Biologicals and Precision Agriculture
FMC's biologicals are targeted to deliver superior performance in a more sustainable way. When used together with FMC's precision agriculture platforms, they enhance plant health throughout the growing season, as well as yield quality and quantity at harvest. FMC recently launched a new, novel precision agriculture platform named Arc™ farm intelligence to monitor and predict pest pressures up to a week in advance with 90 percent confidence. These capabilities will also allow for optimal use of FMC's growing biologicals and synthetic product offerings. Learn more here.
Quartzo® bionematicide (Bacillus licheniformis and Bacillus subtilis) was commercially launched in 2018 for Brazil and will soon be launched in the U.S. and Canada under the trade name Avodigen®. Quartzo®, an in-furrow application, has already established the leading position in the management of nematodes in sugarcane crops.
Presence® bionematicide (Bacillus licheniformis and Bacillus subtilis) is a seed treatment used primarily for soybean applications and was commercially launched in Brazil in 2018. It offers an alternative mode of action to combat difficult-to-control pests like nematodes.
Accudo® biostimulant was launched and registered in South Korea as a bio-fertilizer for use in Fruits and Vegetable (F&V) crops for the 2019 crop season. With a superior yield increase compared to competitive products, it enhances root development and has anti-fungal tolerance. Its pre-harvest interval (PHI) is zero and there are no MRL or residue concerns for the use of Accudo® on a variety of fruits and vegetables. Accudo® biostimulant was recognized as Best New Biological Product (Biostimulant) at the 2020 Crop Science Forum and Awards.
Ethos® XB insecticide/fungicide
Ethos® XB insecticide/fungicide is commercially available in North America also for use in the FMC 3RIVE 3D® application system and includes a biofungicide, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens. It is the first-of-its kind in-furrow solution that offers the broadest spectrum of corn seedling defense against soil pests and diseases throughout the critical growth stage when most yield potential is set.
Ethos® XB insecticide/fungicide is a Restricted Use Pesticide.