FMC Launches New Spartan® Charge Herbicide for Sunflower Market

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Product Combines Fast Preplant Burndown with Excellent Preemerence Control of Tough Broadleaves. FMC Corporation announced the introduction of Spartan® Charge herbicide today. This new, dual-action herbicide is the company's latest addition to its broadening portfolio of sunflower herbicides. It provides excellent preemergence control of tough broadleaf weeds with the added benefit of effective, fast burndown control of small susceptible broadleaf weeds, allowing sunflower producers to start with a cleaner field in the spring.

FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) announced the introduction of Spartan® Charge herbicide today. This new, dual-action herbicide is the company's latest addition to its broadening portfolio of sunflower herbicides. It provides excellent preemergence control of tough broadleaf weeds with the added benefit of effective, fast burndown control of small susceptible broadleaf weeds, allowing sunflower producers to start with a cleaner field in the spring.

Used for both pre-plant burndown and preemergence weed control, Spartan Charge targets "puffball" kochia and other tough broadleaf weeds. Spartan Charge provides fast, reliable control, even in cooler weather conditions. Visible control of susceptible small broadleaf weeds can be seen within days of application.

Spartan also provides tremendous flexibility of use. The product can be used effectively in a wide range of tillage systems including no-till, minimum till and conventional till. The product can be applied as a burndown herbicide prior to planting, as an early pre-plant or preemergence application up to three days after planting. In addition, the reduced rotational intervals required with Spartan Charge give growers greater rotational flexibility to corn and other crops.

Spartan Charge is a reliable tank-mix partner with preemergence grass herbicides or with glyphosate and other pre-plant burndown broad-spectrum herbicides for increased yields and higher profits. At a standard rate range of 3.75 fl oz/A to 8.50 fl oz/A, sunflower producers can count on Spartan Charge to deliver superior preemergence activity on a variety of key weeds, including on ALS- and glyphosate-resistant susceptible broadleaf weeds such as kochia.

Spartan Charge can be used on a variety of crops in addition to sunflowers, including dry field peas and chickpeas, soybeans, and tobacco.

Spartan Charge herbicide is the latest addition to the expanding portfolio of products now available from FMC for use in sunflower production. For more information about the complete portfolio of crop protection products from FMC, visit FMCcrop.com.

About FMC:
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. Spartan is not registered for use in California. FMC and Spartan are trademarks of FMC Corporation. © 2009 FMC Corporation. All rights reserved.

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