Seed World

Partnering to Deliver What Goes Next to the Seed


BASF and FMC Corporation agreed to bring novel in-furrow crop protection products to the U.S. corn market by integrating their insect and disease protection technologies into new products formulated with the convenient LFR-patented technology from FMC.

“The collaboration combines the core competencies of two market leaders. FMC is an in-furrow formulations technology leader and BASF is a fungicide active ingredient leader,” says Rick Ekins, FMC and insecticide portfolio manager. “This alliance allows both companies to help our customers take yields and profits to the next level. In-furrow protection has never been so convenient or powerful.”

BASF and FMC will deliver unprecedented in-furrow insect and disease protection. These new products include active ingredients, the same technology found in Headline fungicide and in FMC proprietary LFR formulations in Capture LFR insecticide. According to the companies, the LFR technology is unmatched in its ability to mix readily with liquid fertilizers, provide consistent active ingredient distribution, and stay in suspension for uniform application from the first acre to the last.

“The LFR technology brings greater convenience, simplicity and dependability to our customers,” says Scott Stout, BASF corn fungicide products manager. “As an industry, we need new tools to push yield potential higher without using more of our natural resources. These kinds of collaborations help us reach that goal.”

Each company will offer new products as a result of the agreement. For 2017, BASF will launch Manticor LFR in-furrow fungicide/insecticide. FMC will launch Temitry LFR insecticide/fungicide. EPA registration has been granted for both products.