FMC Receives Registration for Anthem ATZ Herbicide


PHILADELPHIA – November 19, 2012 –FMC Corporation has received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for AnthemTMATZ herbicide, a preplant, preemergence and early postemergence herbicide for corn. Anthem ATZ provides growers with an excellent weed management tool for broad-spectrum weed control and resistance management. This past month, FMC also received EPA registration for AnthemTMherbicide. 

Anthem ATZ contains a moderate rate of atrazine, giving growers an additional mode of action in the field. Anthem ATZ will provide additional control of tough weeds both pre and postemergence. 

“Anthem ATZ will provide growers with three unique modes of action for those hard to control problem weeds,” said Tim Thompson, FMC Agricultural Products North America product manager. “Anthem ATZ will allow for application flexibility during the spring, making it possible for growers to start clean and stay clean.”

In research trials conducted by universities, independent researchers and FMC from 2010 through 2012, Anthem ATZ demonstrated excellent crop safety for all types of corn including field, seed, popcorn and sweet corn. Anthem ATZ herbicide is an effective, convenient product with application flexibility and a product that will perform in all tillage systems.

“Anthem ATZ includes a newly registered, powerful residual active ingredient.  When this active is combined with atrazine, it provides a strong one-two punch residual for longer season control of tough annual weeds in corn. It also combines the activity of two postemergence herbicides, allowing growers to combat weeds after they are emerged and providing long lasting residual performance,” said Gail Stratman, FMC Agricultural Products North America Midwest technical sales lead. “Anthem ATZ flexibility, combined with the outstanding crop safety and dual action across many broadleaf weeds, will allow growers to control more weeds at a higher level for a longer period during the growing season, resulting in better crop protection and higher yield potential.”

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