Apr. 20, 2017
FMC Agricultural Solutions aims to discuss the incidence of nematodes in sugarcane in Brazil and launched the Nematodes Command Tour from April 11 to 19 in municipalities of Mato Grosso do Sul and São Paulo.
Farmers and cooperatives from these regions have received technical lectures, learnt about FMC’s history in nematodes control and results of the sugarcane crop for the 2015-2016 year.
Days in the field are held in properties that use the nematicide Marshal Star (carbosulfan) and the bionematicide Quartzo (Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus licheniformis) for the participants to see the characteristics and benefits of FMC solutions.
“FMC has invested in the management of Nematodes for over 40 years. This action will be an opportunity to present new solutions and benefits of these technologies for the business of mills and farmers. Nearly 80 participants were at each meeting and we believe that we could help farmers, resolving doubts and presenting products that will potentially boost profit and yields,” pointed out Vinicius Batista, regional marketing manager at FMC.
Marshal Star is the most concentrated nematicide/insecticide in the market with high systemicity and rapid effect, bringing excellent results with higher yields; characteristics that allow the creation of a new concept that will be presented: furrow planting treatment with focus on TCH (tons of sugar cane per hectare) gains.
Quartzo is a biological product with high effectiveness in the control of nematodes, being applied at the moment of planting, transplant of seedlings, during the crop cycle or after harvest. It is recommended for any crop with the presence of lesion nematode (pratylenchus zeae) and root-knot nematode (meloidogyne incognita).