FMC Receives Patent for Capture LFR Insecticide

FMC Corp. has announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a U.S. Patent to FMC entitled “Insecticidal Compositions Suitable for Use in Preparation of Insecticidal Liquid Fertilizers” for its Capture LFR insecticide formulation. Capture LFR insecticide is formulated to directly mix with liquid fertilizers and water, providing optimum compatibility.

“There has been a need in the marketplace for a liquid fertilizer compatible product,” said FMC Principal Scientist Tim Martin. “Growers want to apply an insecticide early in the season with no coagulation, flocculation, or separation issues. Capture LFR is a unique formulation that allows for this convenient ease of application in one pass.”

As an ideal tank-mix partner for liquid pop-up fertilizers, Capture LFR (Liquid Fertilizer Ready) stays mixed to provide even distribution through various spray systems. The insecticide can be applied over the seed, in furrow, providing a complete zone of protection that controls cutworms, wireworms, grubs and other seed and seedling pests.

Capture LFR is also a key tool in managing growing resistance concerns. A video illustrating Capture LFR ready-mixing advantages over other liquid fertilizers is available online here.

“FMC is very much in tune with growers’ challenges and industry needs,” said Bob Trogele, North America Area Director. “The development of Capture LFR is one of the many examples where we have identified an industry need, and using the best science available, developed a product that addressed and delivered that need. This patent approval has been an important milestone for FMC.”

FMC continually drives innovation in the market place by developing formulations that provides growers with a wide-range of crop protection solutions. The company plans to launch a number of new and enhanced crop protection products in 2012 and beyond.

For more information on Capture LFR and other FMC crop protection products, click here.

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