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FMC Launches Capture® LFR® Insecticide plus VGR™ Soil Amendment


PHILADELPHIA, January 28, 2016 – FMC is launching Capture® LFR® Insecticide together with VGR™ Soil Amendment for in-furrow application in corn. This new co-pack delivers full spectrum insect control, increased water efficiency and better nutrient availability throughout the season resulting in stronger, more uniform stands to increase yields.

The Capture LFR Insecticide component controls seed and seedling pests including: wireworms,cutworms, grubs, armyworms, seed corn maggots and common stalk borers. It also controls corn rootworms at the full use rate. Use rates range from 3.4 ounces to 17 ounces per acre depending on the target pest and row spacing. The highest rates allow for the rootworm rate on narrow (15”) corn.

Working With Nature to Improve Nutrient and Water Uptake

The VGR Soil Amendment component contains Bacillus licheniformis, a naturally occurring bacterium that enhances plant efficiency. The Bacillus in VGR Soil Amendment help solubilize phosphorus and create larger root systems for better uptake of water and nutrients. Under drought-stressed environments, at-plant application of VGR to corn significantly increased root and shoot biomass compared to untreated corn and compared to Capture LFR Insecticide alone.

“The bacteria in VGR ™ Soil Amendment colonize actively growing roots throughout the season and help promote uniform, vigorous plant stands,” says Rick Ekins, fungicide and insecticide portfolio manager for FMC. “Capture® LFR® Insecticide plus VGR Soil Amendment is ideal for fields with the potential for high soil phosphorous retention or drought stress.”

Capture LFR Insecticide plus VGR Soil Amendment out-yielded untreated corn by an average of 9.1 bu/A in on-farm trials over two years. More than three-quarters of the time it out-yielded Capture LFR alone.

The product is available for the 2016 crop year in a co-pack of Capture LFR Insecticide with a compatible wettable powder VGR Soil Amendment formulation designed specifically to mix in pop-up liquid fertilizers.

VGR Soil Amendment is currently registered or otherwise approved for use in 28 states including: AL, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OH, RI, SC, SD, TN, VT, WA, WY with more expected. Visit". for the current list of registered states.

About FMC

For more than a century, FMC Corporation has served the global agricultural, industrial and consumer markets 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 6,600 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

Capture LFR Insecticide is a Restricted Use Pesticide. VGR Soil Amendment is not a pesticide. Always read and follow label directions. FMC, Capture, LFR and VGR are trademarks of FMC Corporation or an affiliate. ©2016 FMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 01/16