The state-of-the-art pyrethroid technology of Hero makes it an excellent value and allows growers in the fruit and vegetable markets to maximize the quality of their crops and boost overall yields each year.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) February 5, 2009
Insect control in fruit and vegetable crops in California, and throughout the U.S., just got easier with the most recent label expansion from FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC). Hero® EW insecticide has received both an expanded label from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and approval from the State of California for product use in a variety of fruit and vegetable crops to control a wide range of insects.
Hero was initially approved in 2007 for use in corn to control a broad spectrum of insects, including bean leaf beetle, common stalk borer, Western bean cutworm, Japanese beetles and a wide variety of other mid- to late-season pests.
Additional uses for Hero EW include insect protection in the fruit and vegetable markets, such as eggplant, peppers (bell and non-bell), tomatoes, head lettuce, head and stem brassica, corn and cotton.
The unique dual-action technology of Hero provides faster knockdown and longer-lasting residual control, allowing growers to control a broad spectrum of pests.
"Hero EW is unparalleled in providing complete, economical fruit and vegetable insect control," says Houston Joost, insecticide product development manager at FMC Corporation. "The state-of-the-art pyrethroid technology of Hero makes it an excellent value and allows growers in the fruit and vegetable markets to maximize the quality of their crops and boost overall yields each year."
Hero® EW provides superior knockdown of mites, lepidoptera, worms and a wide variety of other insect pests in eggplant, peppers and tomatoes. When applied on head lettuce, brassicas and succulent peas and beans, Hero stops larval insect feeding before damage (and often consequent disease) decreases overall yields and profits. Other key insects controlled by Hero EW include thrips, cutworms, armyworms, leafhoppers, loopers and other pests. For a complete list of insects controlled in each crop segment, visit FMCcrop.com to obtain a copy of the product label.
Figure 1 shows a summary of the mean percent of insect control Hero provided in a variety of field trials in 2006. As this chart reveals, Hero provides effective insect control against a wide variety of insect pests.
Hero EW holds a "Caution" signal word and has a 12-hour re-entry interval (REI). Hero can be used via a foliar application or through chemigation at rates ranging from 2.8 oz/A to 11.2 oz/A, depending on pest pressure and crop segment. For maximum control of pests, Hero can be applied as a tank mix with other insecticides and with fungicides as part of an overall plant health program for fruit and vegetable crop segments.
For more information about products in the tree, fruit and vegetable portfolio from FMC, please visit FMCcrop.com.
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.
Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Act of 1995: Statements in this news release that are forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties concerning specific factors described in FMC Corporation's 2007 Form 10-K and other SEC filings. Such information contained herein represents management's best judgment as of the date hereof based on information currently available. FMC Corporation does not intend to update this information and disclaims any legal obligation to the contrary. Historical information is not necessarily indicative of future performance.
Always read and follow label directions. Hero is a restricted use pesticide. Hero EW is registered for use in California. FMC and Hero are trademarks of FMC Corporation. © 2009 FMC Corporation. All rights reserved.
FMC Introduces Hero EW insecticide for Fruit and Vegetable Segments
Figure 1: Percent Insect Control Summary
[caption] This chart summarizes the mean percent control provided by Hero® insecticide from FMC, across all crops, trials and sample dates. As the trial summary shows, Hero provides effective control of a wide spectrum of insect pests. In addition, it is labeled for use in a wide variety of fruit, vegetable and tree crop segments.
Source: FMC Corporation, 2007
Always read and follow label directions. Hero is a restricted use pesticide. FMC and Hero are trademarks of FMC Corporation. © 2009 FMC Corporation. All rights reserved.
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