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News Release: FMC Introduces New Product for the 3RIVE 3D® Application System

New Ethos® 3D insecticide/fungicide combines leading insect control with broad spectrum biofungicide.

PHILADELPHIA, November 7, 2018 – FMC Corporation introduces Ethos® 3D insecticide/fungicide, formulated specifically for the novel 3RIVE 3D® in-furrow application system that converts traditional high-volume applications to low-volume applications through patented technologies.

Ethos 3D insecticide/fungicide provides full spectrum seedling insect and disease protection for corn, soybeans, dry beans and peas. It combines bifenthrin insecticide with a biofungicide that grows along with the root system to protect against damping off diseases including Pythium, Phytophthora, Fusarium and Rhizoctonia. It also provides control of wireworms, grubs, seed corn maggots and corn rootworms.

“The biofungicide colonizes root hairs and grows with the root structure building a defensive barrier to infection from fungal pathogens. You can see a visual difference in the root health and mass when you compare plants that were treated with Ethos 3D insecticide/fungicide and plants that were not,” says Christina Coen, FMC marketing director, U.S. and Canada. “Seedlings emerge more uniformly and with the vigor to optimize productivity when Ethos 3D insecticide/fungicide is applied at planting.”

Thirteen university research trials conducted in Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Colorado in 2017 demonstrated that corn treated with Ethos® 3D insecticide/fungicide had an average 11 bushel per acre yield advantage compared to the untreated check.

Coen adds, “We are very excited to offer a second product for the 3RIVE 3D® application system, which is being deployed on more acres every year. Growers have been asking for additional products and FMC has several products in the pipeline that we anticipate to launch in the next year or two.”

The 3RIVE 3D® application system offers growers precision, speed and convenience with the ability to cover up to 480 acres between refills. It delivers a continuous Zone of Protection™ into the furrow for seedling defense and yield enhancement.

Ethos 3D insecticide/fungicide and the 3RIVE 3D application system, are part of FMC Freedom Pass, which includes application innovations, agronomic rewards, product financing and product assurances.

For more information on Ethos 3D insecticide/fungicide, visit the product page, here.

Media contacts
Lisa Homer, 215-299-5870, [email protected]
Joan Olson, 612-808-8406, [email protected]

About FMC
FMC Corporation provides solutions to growers around the world with a robust product pipeline fueled by innovative discovery and development capabilities in crop protection, plant health and professional pest and turf maintenance solutions. Following the initial public offering of the FMC Lithium business in October 2018, FMC Corporation employs more than 6,500 employees around the globe. To learn more, please visit


Grower Field Trial in Abeline, KS

Grower Field Trial in Abeline, KS.
In this trial, the soybeans treated with Ethos® 3D insecticide/fungicide on the far right, had the greatest root mass, followed by the soybeans treated with Capture® 3RIVE 3D® insecticide on the far left. The soybean roots in the center were from the untreated check. Treated plants exhibited a more robust root system, having been protected against seedling insects and root diseases. The roots and root hairs do the important work of transporting water and nutrients to the plant to maximize yield.


Grower Field Trial in Dayton, OH.

Grower Field Trial in Dayton, OH.
The Ethos® 3D insecticide/fungicide application, left, exhibited much better root growth protection than the untreated check on the right. The improved hair root development allows for greater moisture and nutrient uptake. Treated plants were also larger and more robust with improved vigor.



Capture 3RIVE 3D insecticide and Ethos 3D insecticide/fungicide are Restricted Use Pesticides. 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. Additional state registrations for Ethos 3D insecticide/fungicide are pending. Contact your local FMC representative or retailer for details and availability in your state. FMC, 3RIVE 3D, Capture, Ethos and Zone of Protection are trademarks of FMC Corporation or an affiliate. ©2018 FMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 18-FMC-1713 11/18


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