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FMC Launches Capture LFR Insecticide Plus Soil Amendment

FMC announced the launch of Capture LFR Insecticide together with VGR Soil Amendment for in-furrow application in corn. This option will offer full spectrum insect control, increased water efficiency, and better nutrient availability throughout the season, according to a company release.

The Capture LFR Insecticide component controls seed and seedling pests including: wireworms, cutworms, grubs, armyworms, seed corn maggots, and common stalk borers. Use rates range from 3.4 ounces to 17 ounces per acre depending on the target pest and row spacing. It also controls corn rootworms at the full use rate on narrow row corn.
It's available for the 2016 crop year in a co-pack of Capture LFR Insecticide with a compatible wettable powder VGR Soil Amendment formulation designed specifically to mix in pop-up liquid fertilizers.

The VGR Soil Amendment component contains Bacillus licheniformis, a naturally occurring bacterium that enhances plant efficiency. The Bacillus in VGR Soil Amendment help solubilize phosphorus and create larger root systems for better uptake of water and nutrients, according to the company release. Under drought-stressed environments, at-plant application of VGR to corn significantly increased root and shoot biomass compared to untreated corn and compared to Capture LFR Insecticide alone.

“The bacteria in VGR Soil Amendment colonize actively growing roots throughout the season and help promote uniform, vigorous plant stands,” says Rick Ekins, fungicide and insecticide portfolio manager for FMC. “Capture LFR Insecticide plus VGR Soil Amendment is ideal for fields with the potential for high soil phosphorous retention or drought stress.”

Capture LFR Insecticide plus VGR Soil Amendment out-yielded untreated corn by an average of 9.1 bushels per acre in on-farm trials over two years, according to the company release.
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