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Prevathon® insect control from FMC Now Approved for Use in California


PHILADELPHIA, August 6, 2018Prevathon® insect control from FMC has been approved and labeled for use in California on alfalfa, corn, cotton, sunflowers, sorghum and other crops. Prevathon insect control delivers highly effective worm complex control and excellent control of other insect pests to help produce higher yields for a range of row and specialty crops.

“California growers now have a new powerful option in the fight against insecticide resistance that will help them reach optimum yields and quality potential,” said Sally Feeley, FMC insecticide product manager. “In addition, Prevathon insect control can be used as part of an integrated pest management program (IPM). This is another example of the continued commitment from FMC to provide California growers with solutions that help conserve beneficials and pollinators to ensure a profitable and sustainable growing environment.”

Prevathon insect control, powered by Rynaxpyr® active, a Group 28 insecticide,  delivers long-lasting crop protection to many pests that have developed resistance to products with other modes of action. Key species controlled include: alfalfa looper, armyworms, corn earworms, cotton bollworms, European corn borers, sugarcane borers and other key worm complexes.

Prevathon insect control offers flexibility in application because it starts working within minutes and maintains long-lasting protection, with a four hour re-entry period and short PHIs. Additionally, Prevathon insect control will not flare mites or other secondary pests.

For additional application and product information, view the Prevathon® insect control label for California, here.


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. On November 1, 2017, FMC acquired a significant portion of DuPont's Crop Protection business. FMC employs approximately 7,000 people throughout the world and operates its businesses in two segments: FMC Agricultural Solutions and FMC Lithium. For more information, visit

Always read and follow all label directions, restrictions and precautions for use. Some products may not be registered for sale or use in all states. As of November 1, 2017, the USEPA registration for DuPont Prevathon® insect control was sold to FMC by DuPont. FMC, Prevathon and Rynaxypyr are trademarks of FMC Corporation or an affiliate. ©2018 FMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 18-FMC-1310 07/18