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Vantacor™ insect control delivers convenient, targeted and long-lasting residual control of worm pests in row crops.
Insecticides & Miticides

News Release: FMC Launches Advanced, Low-Use-Rate Formulation of Rynaxypyr® Active

Vantacor insect control delivers convenient, targeted and long-lasting residual control of worm pests in row crops.

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 22, 2020 –The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently granted FMC Corporation registration for Vantacor insect control powered by Rynaxypyr® active in a range of crops including soybeans, corn, cotton, peanuts, potatoes, sweet corn, sugarcane and onions. Vantacor insect control is a highly concentrated formulation of Rynaxypyr® active, the industry standard for long residual control of Lepidopteran pests. 

Vantacor insect control offers the same pest spectrum and activity as Prevathon® insect control powered by Rynaxypyr® active but with a much lower use rate, typically 0.7-2.0 fluid ounces per acre compared to 14-20 fluid ounces per acre. It offers extended residual control of key worm species, reducing the need for multiple applications per season. 

“All the things growers know and love about Prevathon insect control – extended control of Lepidopterans, tank-mix flexibility, no flaring of mites or aphids and preservation of many important beneficial insects – are also conveyed by Vantacor insect control. In addition, the new formulation offers improved mixing, low use rates and less packaging,” says John McCool, FMC insecticides product manager. “Growers will spend less time handling and hauling jugs, shuttles and pumps to and from fields. Overall, it enhances growers’ productivity whether it’s in the form of time or fuel savings.”

Vantacor insect control also has an expanded crop label compared to Prevathon® insect control with the addition of sweet corn, onion and potato crops.

The list of Lepidopteran pests controlled by Vantacor insect control is extensive and includes: European corn borer, corn earworm, cotton bollworm, tobacco budworm, soybean looper, lesser cornstalk borer, Colorado potato beetles, beet armyworm, fall armyworm, western yellowstriped armyworm, western bean cutworm and more.

FMC is committed to delivering products that maintain a safe and secure food supply, and do so with minimal impact on the planet. The company has pledged to invest 100% of its research and development spend on sustainably advantaged products by 2025. “Vantacor insect control is an example of FMC using its formulation expertise to shrink our environmental footprint while still delivering reliable insect control,” says McCool. “That’s a win for the grower, the environment and FMC.”


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 6,400 employees around the globe. To learn more, please visit



Hero insecticide is a Restricted Use Pesticide. Always read and follow all label directions, precautions and restrictions for use. Some products may not be registered for use in all states. Vantacor insect control 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, Gambit, Hero, Presence, Prevathon, Quartzo, Rynaxypyr, Talstar and Vantacor are trademarks of FMC Corporation or an affiliate. ©2020 FMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 20-FMC-1743 10/20