Act Now to Get Instant Rebates on all Dismiss® Herbicide Products

Turf professionals needing fast, effective sedge control are in luck! By purchasing now through August 15, 2015, turf professionals receive instant rebates on Dismiss® South, Dismiss® CA and both sizes of Dismiss®, FMC recently announced. The savings include: $12.50 instant rebate on each half-gallon jug of Dismiss Turf Herbicide $10 instant rebate on each pint of Dismiss South Herbicide $5 instant rebate on each 6-oz. jug of Dismiss CA Turf Herbicide $5 instant rebate on each 6-oz. jug of Dismiss Turf Herbicide “While most sedge herbicide products take weeks to show visible signs of control, Dismiss herbicides deliver results you can see within 48 hours after treatment,” said Jay Young, Herbicide Brand Marketing Manager for FMC. “Dismiss often provides total control in about a week.” Dismiss herbicide controls yellow nutsedge and green kyllinga in warm and cool-season turf. It attacks sedges at the surface for quick visible control, while also controlling tubers. This dual action helps prevent future sedge outbreaks and the need for retreats. For turf managers fighting purple nutsedge, Dismiss South herbicide achieves fast, effective results against purple nutsedge, yellow nutsedge and green kyllinga in warm-season turf. Registered for use in California and Arizona, Dismiss CA Turf Herbicide delivers fast, visible control of sedges like yellow nutsedge, purple nutsedge and green kyllinga, as well as a significant reduction in new sedge populations. Don’t wait to start saving on fast sedge control. Get a jump on the season by purchasing now! To learn more about this promotion, visit http://www.fmcprosolutions.com/Home/Promotions.aspx. To learn more about FMC and its products, visit http://www.fmcprosolutions.com/ or FMCturf on YouTube. Follow us on Twitter...

Rock Stars of Research were In the House!

We at FMC were thrilled to host some of the ‘Rock Stars of the Weed Research World’ recently at our FMC Innovation Center in Ewing, N.J. This two-day Researcher Roundtable was a first-time event for us – but it won’t be the last! Inviting some of the top weed researchers to tour our facility and provide input about what’s new in turf weed control was one way of getting closer to our customers – the end-users of FMC products. Much of the Roundtable was focused on maximizing the opportunity with Xonerate herbicide. By getting the researchers’ suggestions about what herbicides work best for which weeds in various areas of the country, we can better develop and formulate workable weed solutions for turf professionals. The Researcher Roundtable participants were: James Baird, University of California – Riverside Bruce Branham, University of Illinois Jim Brosnan, University of Tennessee Travis Gannon, North Carolina State University Steve McDonald, Consultant, Northeast & Mid-Atlantic Scott McElroy, Auburn University Jim Murphy, Rutgers University Tim Murphy, Consultant, Georgia Zac Reicher, University of Nebraska Fred Yelverton, North Carolina State University These top turf weed scientists work in the field on a daily basis, studying all aspects of weed control and conveying their results to turf managers in their respective regions. Their input is very important to us and key information as we work toward helping control and suppress weeds in the turf you manage. We appreciated their input!...

Why I Love the Golfdom Summit

We’re back from another year at the Golfdom Summit in Orlando, Fla. Whew! It was three days filled with great people, interesting presentations, engaging conversations and some tough golf …all at a fantastic facility — Reunion Resort. Each year, Golfdom magazine invites 50 qualified golf course superintendents to attend this event, as well as ten – 12 industry sponsors. The goal? Sharing information to help companies help the industry. Here are five things that keep FMC coming back, year after year: One-on-one meetings with knowledgeable golf course superintendents from throughout the country: Getting time to talk to them about what works and what doesn’t for their particular golf course is priceless! We take that information back to the company and use it to improve our existing products and create new solutions for our customers. World-class networking: There’s no better way to stay in touch with the industry than to be surrounded by industry professionals for a full three days. Talking to them, playing golf with them, sharing meals – all lead to a deeper understanding of how they maintain their facilities. Listening to the Pros: We gain knowledge from presentations by turfgrass management experts, such as Dr. Karl Dannenberger and Dr. Clark Throssell, not to mention Jim Rattigan, the Herb Graffis Businessperson of the Year winner. Rubbing elbows with other companies: Making new contacts and finding out what others are offering keeps us up-to-date and better able to provide relevant products and solutions. Golf, golf, golf: It’s all about the game, so getting out to play with other professionals makes it all more meaningful. Over the next several months,...

Have You Heard? FMC Professional Solutions to Market DISARM® Fungicide and XONERATE® Herbicide

It’s true! Yesterday we announced that FMC Professional Solutions has signed an exclusive licensing agreement to develop and market two key turf and ornamental product lines, DISARM® Fungicides (fluoxastrobin) and XONERATE® Herbicide (amicarbazone) in the U.S. and Canada. This agreement means FMC Professional Solutions now offers insecticides, herbicides and fungicides — providing a full portfolio of turf solutions. We spoke with members of the FMC turf team for their reactions: “This agreement brings some exciting technology to FMC. These active ingredients are great solutions for turf managers, and this relationship opens new development opportunities.” – Bobby Walls, PhD., Product Development Manager   “The agreement between FMC and Arysta allows us to go to customers with a full portfolio of insecticide, herbicide and fungicide products. It demonstrates FMC’s commitment to growing our turf and ornamental business long-term.” – Maureen Thompson, FMC, Business Manager, T&O segment   “This is a big opportunity for FMC. Not only do we have amazing herbicides and insecticides, we now have the best strobilurin fungicide on the market. More specifically, I’m excited to provide my customers with a great solution for dollar spot on bermuda grass, which is a unique problem that DISARM can address.” – Mike Kellum, FMC Market Specialist, Southeast region   “Having a broad spectrum fungicide to offer our customers is huge. My territory is otherwise known as the ‘disease belt’ so the DISARM line of products is truly fulfilling a need for disease control—particularly in the upper Midwestern states, where snow mold is a severe problem.” – Jay Young, FMC Market Specialist, Mid-West region   This agreement will not affect your ability...

FMC Supports Project EverGreen’s Revitalization of The 9/11 Memorial Grove Green Space on Liberty Island

The Project EverGreen team drove into Ellis Island through a narrow, metal-paved bridge that connects the island to the New Jersey mainland. This passage-way is little known by tourists looking to visit the Statue of Liberty because it is only open to Ellis Island essential personnel and workers. On Tuesday, June 10 at 7:30 AM we drove through that bridge because everyone on the Project EverGreen team was considered essential personnel. More than forty volunteers from the Project EverGreen advisory council and its industry partners came together on Liberty Island to inaugurate a much anticipated revitalization of the 9/11 Memorial Grove. After Hurricane Sandy many trees were destroyed and the soil in the surrounding area was left ineffective for new plantings. Bill Vogel, President of the organization explained, “Project EverGreen is an organization with the mission to preserve and enhance green spaces in our communities where we live, work and play and we believe the 9/11 Memorial Grove on Liberty Island is a site where we can make a strong difference.” The site can hold a couple hundred people and has a direct line of sight to ground zero, making this an ideal location to remember 9/11 and its victims. A renovated and beautiful green space will once again allow people to honor and celebrate the perseverance and strife of those affected by the tragedy. As soon as we arrived on site we saw 12 London Plane burlap–covered trees set out ready to be planted. In addition, more than 70 mulch bags had been delivered next to all existing trees in the area. We had our work cut out...