Display™ Cotton Harvest Aid Now Available From FMC
Philadelphia – August 7, 2012 – FMC Corporation announces regulatory approval of DisplayTM cotton harvest aid, its new brand for cotton defoliation and control of juvenile growth and tough weeds. The U.S. EPA informed FMC of the approved product labeling on June 8. Cotton State regulatory approvals are pending, and FMC is readying plans for initial commercial product use in September and October for this year’s cotton harvest.
“Cotton growers will find Display cotton harvest aid a welcome addition to their tools for preparing mature cotton fields for harvest,” said FMC Product Manager Stu Throop. “Display is our next generation cotton product offering producers a solution specifically for their needs and growing conditions. I expect that with Display, growers are going to see a step forward in their consistency in the field.”
Used as directed, Display cotton harvest aid is flexible across a wide range of environmental and crop conditions. Its mode of action rapidly expresses effects both in cotton defoliation and weed desiccation. The formulation makes Display an excellent tank mix partner with other adjuvant and harvest aid brands.
Display, developed internally by FMC, comes from research and development efforts focused on creating advanced crop protection solutions for US growers. The new composition uses two proprietary FMC active ingredients to optimize its value for cotton pre-harvest use. Benefits with Display, technically categorized by its mode of action as a PPO product, include removing foliage from the cotton plant and halting regrowth. Used with appropriate adjuvants, Display is proven effective over a wide range of temperatures, even cooler fall season temperatures. In addition, Display controls viney weeds, such as morningglory species, that interfere with the operation of cotton harvesting machinery. Display is equally well suited as a pre-harvest treatment for spindle picker or stripper harvest methods.
“Harvest timing, yield and fiber quality are all-important to the cotton producer’s profitability,” said Throop. “Display provides an economical harvest aid that will allow them more flexibility and control over these variables.”
For more information on FMC crop protection products, please visit www.FMCcrop.com.
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FMC Corporation is a diversified chemical company serving agricultural, industrial, environmental and consumer markets globally for more than a century with innovative solutions, applications and quality products. In 2011, FMC had annual sales of approximately $3.4 billion. The company employs approximately 5,000 people throughout the world, and operates its businesses in three segments: Agricultural Products, Specialty Chemicals and Industrial Chemicals. For more information, visit www.FMC.com.
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