Oct 21, 2016FMC seeks registration for new fungicide active ingredient
FMC Agricultural Solutions has begun the joint U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency registration process for bixafen, a new pyrazole carboxamide fungicide that belongs to a new generation of succinate dehydrogenase inhibitors (SDHI). Registration is being sought for corn, soybeans, cereals, canola, peanuts and potatoes in the U.S. and, in some instances, Canada.
Bixafen is highly effective against a wide range of fungal diseases in row crops, according to FMC. Data has been submitted for review of several target diseases, including early blight and white mold in potatoes.
FMC acquired exclusive rights to bixafen from Bayer CropScience to develop and distribute the novel product for row crops in the United States and Canada. FMC has expanded its fungicide offerings in recent years for row crops and specialty crops, including tree, fruit and vine crops.
“Bixafen will further that growth with plans to build a suite of products around this chemistry,” said Amy O’ Shea, vice president and business director, U.S. and Canada, FMC Agricultural Solutions. “We have simultaneously begun registration for several premixes.”
Bixafen is the first of several new, proprietary crop protection active ingredients FMC plans to submit registrations for over the next three years.
“FMC is investing in synthetic and biological products to address growers’ dynamic crop protection challenges,” said O’Shea.
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