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News Release: FMC Biological Products Earn Top Honors at 2019 Agribusiness Intelligence Crop Science Forum & Awards

Presence® and Quartzo® bionematicides recognized as Best New Biological Product (Biopesticide).

PHILADELPHIA, November 22, 2019 - FMC Corporation took top honors in the Best New Biological Product (Biopesticide) category of the 2019 Agribusiness Intelligence Crop Science Forum & Awards for its Presence® and Quartzo® bionematicides. FMC was also commended for Best R&D pipeline, BestApplication Technology Innovation and Best Stewardship Program.

The annual awards event, hosted by Agribusiness Intelligence, recognizes best-in-class scientific, technological and leadership initiatives in the global crop protection industry across 14 categories. Recipients are chosen from entries submitted from around the world and adjudicated by a distinguished judging panel. 

Best New Biological Product (Biopesticide)
FMC won the Best New Biological Product (Biopesticide) category with its Presence® and Quartzo® bionematicides. These FMC biological products can be used in a range of crops to help fight off attacks from nematodes and protect yields from nematode lesions. “Many crops worldwide suffer from nematode attacks which weaken the plants and have a devastating impact on yield and, ultimately, the global food supply. These solutions are part of FMC’s commitment to deliver more innovative options that address the unique challenges growers face,” said Kathy Shelton, vice president and chief technology officer for FMC.

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About FMC
FMC Corporation, an agricultural sciences company, provides innovative solutions to growers around the world with a robust product portfolio fueled by a market-driven discovery and development pipeline in crop protection, plant health, and professional pest and turf management. This powerful combination of advanced technologies includes leading insect control products based on Rynaxypyr® and Cyazypyr® active ingredients; Authority®, Boral®, Centium®, Command® and Gamit® branded herbicides; Talstar® and Hero® branded insecticides; and flutriafol-based fungicides. The FMC portfolio also includes biologicals such as Quartzo® and Presence® bionematicides. FMC Corporation employs approximately 6,500 employees around the globe. To learn more, please visit


Hero insecticide is a Restricted Use Pesticide. Always read and follow all label directions, restrictions and precautions for use. Some products may not be registered for sale or use in all states. Lucento® fungicide may not be registered for sale or use in all states. Contact your local FMC retailer or representative for details and availability in your state. FMC, the FMC logo, Authority, Boral, Centium, Command, Cyazypyr, Dr. Soil, Gamit, Hero, Lucento, PrecisionPac, Presence, Quartzo, Rynaxypyr and Talstar are trademarks of FMC Corporation or an affiliate. ©2019 FMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 19-FMC-2122 11/19


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