FMC Wants to be Your Hero

FMC launches a new cotton and soybean insecticide. Hero already was labeled for corn.

Published on: Jun 25, 2008

Cotton and soybean growers looking to stomp insects have a new fast knockdown and long-lasting residual chemical in their arsenal.

Hero insecticide from FMC Corp. is labeled for use in cotton, soybeans, corn and numerous vegetable crops. FMC says Hero offers late-season control of a broad spectrum of insects and mites.

Initially launched for use in corn (field, sweet and seed), Hero is now labeled for cotton and soybeans, in addition to several other crops, including tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, head lettuce, succulent peas and beans, head and stem brassicas, root & tuber vegetables and pecans. Hero is registered for control of a wide range of pests, including mites, aphids, Japanese beetles, tarnished plant bugs, brown stink bugs, and heliothis species, among others.

Hero features dual-action technology for late-season control of a broad spectrum of cotton pests. FMC touts its fast knockdown and long-lasting residual control of tough insects and application flexibility.

Adam Prestegord, Hero product manager for FMC, says: "The faster-acting formula and longer-lasting residual control provides a one-two punch against key cotton pests, including heliothis species, for healthier plant fruit and improved cotton stands each season.”

Hero should be applied at rates ranging from 2.6 to 10.3 oz/A, depending on the level of insect pressure and pest spectrum. Hero carries a "caution" signal word and can be applied with a re-entry interval of 12 hours.

For more information visit FMCcrop.com.