FMC's Anthem Herbicide Now Approved for Soybeans

FMC says designation adds one-tank, crop-to-crop flexibility

Published on: Dec 20, 2013

FMC Agricultural Solutions has announced a new Environmental Protection Agency crop registration of its Anthem SE herbicide, allowing its use on soybeans. Anthem herbicide offers both corn and soybean growers control of broadleaf weeds and grasses with flexible application timing up to 45 days preplant, preemergence and early postemergence.

Aaron Locker, FMC Agricultural Solutions North America marketing director, said the change now adds one-tank, crop-to-crop flexibility.

"Resistance issues – waterhemp, pigweed, foxtails – don't end at the fence line and now, neither does your protection with Anthem herbicide," Locker said.

Introduced for corn in fall of 2012, Anthem herbicide provides control of broadleaf weeds and grasses. Now available for soybeans, Anthem offers growers a soybean application window up to 45 days preplant through V3 with 4-8 weeks of residual activity. Applied in-season, growers can combine the concentrated liquid formulation of Anthem with tank mixes of companion herbicides with effective rates as low as 4 to 11 ounces per acre.

FMC says designation adds one-tank, crop-to-crop flexibility
FMC says designation adds one-tank, crop-to-crop flexibility

With preemergence and postemergence application flexibility, Anthem provides growers with a residual herbicide that also has postemergence activity on several broadleaf weeds including pigweed species, like waterhemp and Palmer amaranth, before or after soybean emergence.

With one-tank flexibility from corn to soybeans, growers can now take advantage of the benefits of Anthem directly from one field to the next, without cleaning the sprayer and switching to a different product, FMC said.

"Improved crop protection, seasonal flexibility and ease of use can come in a single product," said Locker. "Growers have seen Anthem prevent emergence of broadleaf weeds and grass, including glyphosate-resistant weeds in spring, and seen its residual action continuing to offer control through row closure."

Source: FMC