FMC Announces 2008 Bin Buster Tour Grand Prize Winners

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FMC Corporation teamed up with more than 30 Crop Production Services (CPS) agricultural retailers this summer, to provide Midwestern corn and soybean growers with an opportunity to learn more about the rapidly expanding portfolio of FMC crop protection products.

Partnering with CPS for the 2008 Bin Buster Tour was a great success

FMC Corporation teamed up with more than 30 Crop Production Services (CPS) agricultural retailers this summer, to provide Midwestern corn and soybean growers with an opportunity to learn more about the rapidly expanding portfolio of FMC crop protection products.

FMC and CPS sponsored the 2008 Bin Buster tour across the Midwest, hosting technical meetings where crop producers could enjoy a free meal, learn about FMC products such as Hero® insecticide, and register to win a new 15,000 BTU Charmglow® gas grill.

Ken Deverman from Greenview, Illinois and Randy Cooper from Hartsville, Indiana were the lucky Grand Prize winners in this year's Bin Buster Tour. Each won a 15,000 BTU Charmglow gas grill for themselves and their local CPS agricultural retailer.

"Partnering with CPS for the 2008 Bin Buster Tour was a great success," reports Chip Willingham, Midwest regional business manager for FMC Corporation. "The tour stops allowed our local representatives to interact face-to-face with our business partners at CPS and with our mutual customers. These events are an important way of educating both retailers and growers about the rapidly expanding portfolio of products that FMC now offers for corn and soybean growers, such as Hero insecticide. The more crop producers know about our portfolio, the more they will come to rely on them for their crop protection needs."

Willingham points out that the proof is in the numbers - CPS reports that demand for FMC corn and soybean insecticides, Hero and Mustang Max®, increased dramatically over 2007 levels as a result of the Bin Buster tour.

Hero is now the standard for fast knockdown and longer-lasting residual control of tough foliar pests in corn, soybeans and a wide variety of fruit and vegetable crops. Its unique "state-of-the-art" pyrethroid technology makes it one of the few insecticides that controls mites, in addition to a variety of other foliar insects. The dual mode of action in Hero means growers can deliver a one-two punch against foliar pests. The flexibility of application makes Hero an integral part of an overall insect resistance-management program in corn, soybeans and other crops.

Hero is approved for use to control a broad spectrum of foliar pests, including soybean aphids, fall armyworm, grasshoppers, thrips, cabbage looper, Japanese beetle (adults), stink bugs and army cutworms, among others. In addition, Hero provides excellent control of mites without flaring them.

"Corn growers who have turned to Hero for fast-acting, long-lasting control of tough foliar insects can now use this proven performer on their soybean acres to achieve the same control of damaging pests," says Adam Prestegord, Hero product manager for FMC. "Hero is the new-generation insecticide to help growers minimize pest pressure and increase overall potential yields."

The 2008 Bin Buster Tour visited more than 30 CPS locations throughout Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Kansas. More than 400 crop producers attended the events and registered for the grand prize drawing.

FMC Corporation is a diversified chemical company serving agricultural, industrial and consumer markets globally for more than a century with innovative solutions, applications and quality products. The company employs approximately 5,000 people throughout the world. The company operates its businesses in three segments: Agricultural Products, Specialty Chemicals and Industrial Chemicals.

Always read and follow label directions. Hero and Mustang Max are restricted use pesticides. Hero and Mustang Max are not registered for use in California. FMC, Hero and Mustang Max are trademarks of FMC Corporation. Charmglow is a registered trademark of Homer TLC, Inc. © 2008 FMC Corporation. All rights reserved. FMC 2317 12/08

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