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FMC’s new Blindside herbicide

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Turf professionals can now fight postemergence broadleaf weeds and sedges in warm-season turfgrass.

| June 20, 2011

PHILADELPHIA – A newherbicide offering a solution for postemergence weeds like doveweed, dollarweed, buttonweed and sedges in warm-season turf is now available from FMC Professional Solutions, a business unit of FMC Corp. Blindside herbicide can be applied to most types of warm-season turfgrass - even St. Augustinegrass - as well as Kentucky bluegrass and tall fescue, providing transition zone flexibility.

Dual-action Blindside works through both foliar and root uptake to deliver faster control of more than 70 broadleaf weeds and sedges. It is registered for use on established turf areas including residential, commercial and institutional lawns, athletic fields and golf course fairways and roughs.  Please visit the product website for a list of approved states.

 “Blindside herbicide is fast, but it also features a unique mode of action that works underground to stop the reproductive structures of target weeds from germinating,” said Adam Manwarren, turf product manager for FMC Professional Solutions. “With this extended soil activity, turf managers will notice a significant reduction in future populations of weeds next season, saving them time and money.”

An optimized combination of active ingredients, Blindside delivers visible signs of control within a week, making it significantly faster than other products. The label allows for a follow-up application under extreme weed pressure or for specific weeds.  “Blindside can also be applied in warmer temperatures without causing additional stress to turf,” said Dr. Bobby Walls, technical manager, FMC.

The dispersible granular formulation of Blindside is available in a convenient tip-and- measure package with a dosing chamber that accurately dispenses enough material to treat 1,000 square feet at both low and high application rates. This packaging minimizes the measurement challenges that can occur with some competitive products. Each half-pound package treats more than 50,000 square feet.

You can register your purchase online for a $10.00 per bottle rebate for purchases from June 15 to August 31st, 2011 from an FMC authorized distributor.  

 

 

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