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Program Description

Whether you need strong burndown of winter annuals, convenient and rotation-flexible applications or long-lasting residual protection until spring, FMC has multiple products to accomplish your burndown and weed control needs with the assurance that FMC stands behind their products’ performance in your fields.

Three Qualifying Programs

When using a burndown application following the FMC recommendations below at the minimum specified rates, growers are eligible for an assurance payment toward the purchase of retreatment materials if they do not maintain commercially acceptable 90% control of labeled weeds* versus an untreated check.

FMC Burndown Recommendation Program 1
Fall Control of Winter Annuals and Short Residual

 Assurance Benefit

Program Payment Timing

Panoflex® herbicide with TotalSol® soluble granules 0.5-0.6 oz./A    

PrecisionPac® herbicide combos #5, #7, #8, #305 or #308
0.4-0.6 oz./A
+ glyphosate 22-32 oz./A + 2,4-D 16 fl. oz./A

 90% control of labeled* weeds through
1April 15 May 1, 2022

 Up to $4.00/A toward the respray materials purchase

FMC Burndown & Residual Recommendation Program 2
Fall Control of Winter Annuals Plus Residual

 Assurance Benefit

Program Payment Timing

Spartan® Charge herbicide
4.0-7.0 fl. oz./A**
+ glyphosate 22-32 oz./A + 2,4-D
16 fl. oz./A

90% control of labeled* weeds through 1May 1 May 15, 2022

Up to $7.00/A toward the respray materials purchase

FMC Burndown & Residual Recommendation Program 3
Fall Control of Winter Annuals Plus Residual for Early Spring Annuals

 Assurance Benefit

Program Payment Timing

Authority® Supreme herbicide
6.0-9.0 oz./A OR
Anthem® Flex herbicide 3.5-4.5 oz./A
+ glyphosate 22-32 oz./A + 2,4-D 16 fl. oz./A

 90% control of labeled* weeds through 1May 15 June 1, 2022

 Up to $10.00/A toward the respray materials purchase

1Assurance benefit period cutoff and local recommendations are to be determined by local FMC sales and technical service representative based on geography and expected level of control for the area.

Check with individual product labels and local FMC recommendations for specific rotational crop planting restrictions and best management practices. Plant-back options vary depending on the product, use rate and geographical area of use.

** The addition of metribuzin (0.25 lb. ai/A) can improve residual activity and overall control and should be considered where it can fit in a specific crop rotation. Please follow all label instructions for partner herbicides.


  • Apply in the fall to actively growing weeds free from stress from drought, freeze damage, etc.
  • Include a surfactant – NIS, COC, or MSO – to all treatments for maximum activity.
  • Best results if applied after soil temps reach 55 F and falling for increased residual performance.
  • Do not apply to frozen or snow-covered soils.
  • Check with product labels before use for weeds controlled, geographic, pH, soil texture and rotational crop restrictions.


  • For an accurate comparison of control to occur, a representative check strip in each field is needed for comparison of control levels.
  • Products must be applied according to label use directions.

Program Period: September 15, 2021 June 1, 2022
Program Geography: ND and MT
Assurance Claim Deadline: Prior to June 1, 2022
Program Payment Date: 30 days post claim resolution


  1.  Assurance benefit is for product costs only. Application and other related costs are excluded from assurance payments.
  2. An authorized FMC representative must be notified of a claim prior to the established deadline and have a reasonable opportunity to inspect prior to any additional product applications. The authorized FMC representative must confirm inadequate product performance.
  3. Proof of purchase is required. Only FMC-branded products purchased from FMC authorized distributors or retailers and reported by electronic reporting methods are eligible for payment under this program.
  4. Only product purchased for resale to growers is eligible for payment under the terms of this program.
  5. FMC reserves the right to audit all claims. Misreported sales of any type are a clear violation of this program and will be subject to audit and possible forfeiture of any and all program benefits.
  6. FMC is in no way liable or responsible for any grower failure to pay the retailer.
  7. FMC reserves the right to change any or all features of this program at any time.

*Weeds with known resistance are excluded.

Always read and follow all label directions, precautions and restrictions for use. Some products may not be registered for sale or use in all states. FMC, the FMC logo, Anthem, Authority, Panoflex, PrecisionPac, Spartan and TotalSol are trademarks of FMC Corporation or an affiliate. ©2021 FMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 2022-FFP-ASSURE- BURNDOWN-FALL 09/21