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New Insecticide/Fungicide From FMC

ethos 3D insecticide/fungicide
The Ethos 3D insecticide/fungicide application, left, exhibited better root growth protection than the untreated check on the right. The improved hair root development allows for greater moisture and nutrient uptake. Treated plants were also larger and more robust with improved vigor.

FMC Corporation introduces Ethos 3D insecticide/fungicide, formulated specifically for the novel 3RIVE 3D in-furrow application system that converts traditional high-volume applications to low-volume applications through patented technologies.

Ethos 3D insecticide/fungicide provides full spectrum seedling insect and disease protection for corn, soybeans, dry beans and peas. It combines bifenthrin insecticide with a biofungicide that grows along with the root system to protect against damping off diseases including Pythium, Phytophthora, Fusarium and Rhizoctonia. It also provides control of wireworms, grubs, seed corn maggots and corn rootworms.

“The biofungicide colonizes root hairs and grows with the root structure building a defensive barrier to infection from fungal pathogens. You can see a visual difference in the root health and mass when you compare plants that were treated with Ethos 3D insecticide/fungicide and plants that were not,” says Christina Coen, U.S. marketing manager. “Seedlings emerge more uniformly and with the vigor to optimize productivity when Ethos 3D insecticide/fungicide is applied at planting.”

University research trials in 2017 demonstrated that corn treated with Ethos 3D insecticide/fungicide had an average 11 bushel per acre yield advantage compared to the untreated check.

Coen adds, “We are very excited to offer a second product for the 3RIVE 3D application system, which is being deployed on more acres every year. Growers have been asking for additional products and FMC has several products in the pipeline that we anticipate to launch in the next year or two.”

The 3RIVE 3D application system offers growers precision, speed and convenience with the ability to cover up to 480 acres between refills. It delivers a continuous Zone of Protection into the furrow for seedling defense and yield enhancement.
Ethos 3D insecticide/fungicide and the 3RIVE 3D application system, are part of FMC Freedom Pass, which includes application innovations, agronomic rewards, product financing and product assurances.

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The Annex Pivot Controller

Reinke introduces RPM Annex pivot controller, a device that wires into main control panels allowing growers to upgrade to the latest technology by “annexing” their existing panels.

“Purchasing a new main control panel can be a costly investment,” said Reinke President Chris Roth. “Annex allows growers an alternate way to upgrade their existing systems for a fraction of the cost of buying a whole new panel.”

This device can provide the user interface and controls of Reinke’s RPM Preferred, RPM Advanced Plus or RPM Connect. In addition to providing the functionality of this newer technology, Annex allows growers with standard-type main control panels to utilize telemetry. And, because Annex is compatible with all center pivot brands, growers can upgrade any of their existing units to a Reinke panel.

Annex is ReinCloud-Ready, which includes remote access for monitoring and controlling pivots, the ability to manage multiple systems from one dashboard and notifications when there’s a change in the system’s status. Annex is available as an aftermarket component and also carries a five-year warranty.

Annex is now available through Reinke dealers. For more information, visit

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