FMC registering bixafen fungicide for corn, soybeans and other crops

FMC Agricultural Solutions recently said that its bixafen, a new pyrazole carboxamide fungicide that is part of a new generation of succinate dehydrogenase inhibitors (SDHI), is in the process of being registered with the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency for corn, soybeans, cereals, canola, peanuts and potatoes.

Data shows the fungicide is effective for a variety of fungal diseases including northern corn leaf blight and gray leaf spot in corn; frogeye leaf spot, brown spot and white mold in soybeans; septoria leaf blotch, stripe rust and stem rust in cereals; early blight and white mold in potatoes; white mold in canola; stem rot, leaf spot, leaf rust and Rhizoctonia limb rot in peanuts.

"FMC is investing in synthetic and biological products to address growers' dynamic crop protection challenges," Amy O'Shea, vice president and business director of FMC Agricultural Solutions in the U.S. and Canada, said. "As pest challenges evolve, it's incredibly important to bring new active ingredients to market. Growers need new tools to manage resistance and to control yield-robbing diseases, weeds and pests."

FMC Corporation serves the global agricultural, industrial, and consumer markets with the plan to commercialize 16 new synthetic and biological active ingredients over the next seven years.

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