Pesticide safety tip: dispose of products properly.

Proper product disposal is not only key to finishing a job right, it’s critical to ensuring pesticide safety and to protecting our environment. This is especially true when pesticides are involved, and it is important that the professionals who use them are educated on how to correctly dispose of empty containers. Plastic containers should be triple rinsed, squeezed and punctured before being taken to the nearest recycling center. Visit the Ag Container Recycling Council website for more information. Recycle empty aerosol containers and contact your local hazardous waste facility for safe disposal of containers that are not completely empty. Want more Applied Knowledge from FMC? Additional tips on safe and responsible pesticide use are available in our latest Stewardship...

Applied Knowledge™: a commitment to our customers and our planet

FMC Professional Solutions is dedicated to developing new and improved solutions to help our customers meet the evolving demands of our industry. An absolutely paramount part of our mission is stewardship. In order to maximize benefits and minimize risks, FMC takes a life-cycle approach to stewardship, overseeing every product from discovery and development to use and final disposal. In addition to the creation of new and better solutions, we also strive to ensure our customers have all the information and support they need to use these products safely and responsibly. In an initiative we call Applied Knowledge™, FMC will be covering best practices regarding the use of professional products. It is our hope that through education, we can ensure that our customers achieve the best possible results in a way that promotes sustainability and public health. Each month, we will be sharing tips for successful and responsible work habits, from preparation to disposal and cleanup. If there is a topic you’d like to see covered, please contact us or send us a tweet. Remember, if you ever require emergency assistance during application — even if you’re not using our products — you can call FMC at (800) 331-3148. On behalf of everyone at FMC Professional Solutions, we hope that Applied Knowledge helps you achieve the highest level of success and safety on the job. Stay...

Arm yourself with information.

Sure, we’re all about powerful products that solve your toughest turf problems. But we also believe we can give you and your business a major edge with the right kind of knowledge and support. That’s why we offer a variety of resources and tools, available to you 24/7 on our website. We encourage you to take advantage of this valuable information on the subjects that matter most to you! Here are just some of the resources FMC offers turf professionals: Herbicide Solutions Finder: This easy-to-use tool helps you select the optimal FMC product based on your turfgrass type and weed issue. Best Management Practices: FMC periodically provides Technical Updates and Best Management Practices sheets. BMPs on a variety of turfgrass pests are currently available for download. EZ Learn Modules: While our Market Specialists can tell you all about our portfolio of turf solutions for your local area, the EZ Learn Modules may be the next best thing. These detailed audio/visual presentations will walk you through many of our most popular products. Product Library: Want to learn more about an FMC product in a hurry? The Product Library features links to information on all the solutions in our portfolio. News & Events: Stay informed with today’s top headlines about FMC Professional Solutions. Turf Industry Links: Important links where you can find additional information on legislation, weed identification, professional associations and more, all available in one place. Labels/MSDS: Labels and MSDS sheets for every product in our portfolio are always available online. Label Notification Service: This free, easy-to-use tool has been developed to keep you updated with the most current FMC...

May is the New June

Earlier this year, Dr. David Gardner of The Ohio State University warned professionals to get out with their preemergence herbicides by mid April. The unusually warm winter heralded a long, ugly weed season starting about 3 to 5 weeks early. If you didn’t follow Dr. Gardner’s advice (or even if you did), you might now be seeing some early sedge and goosegrass activity since these weeds germinate a little later than crabgrass. AGAIN, don’t wait until June—now is the time to follow up your first round preemergence application with a second round. Because it offers both pre- and early postemergence control against a variety of common spring weeds, FMC Professional Solutions recommends Echelon® herbicide for this follow-up treatment. In just a single treatment, dual action Echelon delivers: Preemergence crabgrass control Early postemergence crabgrass control (1-4 leaf stage) Preemergence nutsedge control Postemergence nutsedge control Preemergence goosegrass control Early postemergence goosegrass control (1-4 leaf stage) Postemergence suppression of labeled broadleaf...