Monsanto and FMC Agricultural Solutions expand relationship

Farm Forum

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — On Jan. 2 Monsanto Company announced an agreement to extend the relationship with FMC Agricultural Solutions which will benefit corn, cotton and soybean growers through Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions. This agreement broadens the Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions relationship to include Hero insecticide.

Monsanto’s Roundup Ready PLUS platform empowers farmers to maximize the performance of their Roundup Ready crops through local research-supported crop management recommendations. Monsanto’s relationship with FMC began in the fall of 2010 with the inception of Roundup Ready PLUS Weed Management Solutions. For the 2015 growing season, Roundup Ready PLUS Weed Management Solutions has evolved beyond weed management to become Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions. Today, Monsanto and its partners continue to develop effective, economical and sustainable approaches to controlling tough-to-control and glyphosate-resistant weeds, as well as insects and diseases.

FMC herbicides that will continue to be endorsed under the agreement include the Authority brand of soybean pre-emergence residual herbicides: Authority Assist, Authority First, Authority Maxx, Authority MTZ and Authority XL. Information on these products, as well as incentives, is available at

Hero insecticide is a powerful combination of two pyrethroid-based insecticides with complimentary activity against 45 labeled insects that other products may miss. Some of those insects include kudzu bug, aphids and mites on soybeans, as well as brown marmorated stinkbug on soybeans and some corn hybrids.

Hero insecticide is an effective tank-mix partner with fungicides, post-herbicides and foliar fertilizers and offers a broad -spectrum and increased length of control on multi-pest complexes common in corn, soybeans and cotton, as well as more than 80 labeled crops.

“The relationship with FMC Agricultural Solutions helps us ensure that growers have an additional tool for crop management that allows their crops to thrive,” said Chris Reat, Roundup Ready PLUS marketing manager at Monsanto. “By enhancing the Roundup Ready PLUS platform with Hero insecticide, we are ensuring corn, soybean and cotton growers have access to an excellent product for managing insects and protecting crop yield.”

“We look forward to extending the Roundup Ready PLUS portfolio to include insecticides for corn, soybean and cotton growers, and continuing this strong relationship with FMC so that we can continue to provide the highest industry standard solutions for growers’ bottom-line benefits,” Reat said.