Company signs license agreement with Arysta LIfeScience

 FMC Corp. and Arysta LifeScience North America have signed an exclusive licensing agreement in which FMC will develop and market two key turf and ornamental products – DISARM Fungicide (fluoxastrobin) and XONERATE Herbicide (amicarbazone) – in the U.S. and Canada from Arysta LifeScience. The agreement is effective immediately.

“This exclusive agreement unites two complementary product lines, expanding FMC Professional Solutions turf and ornamental portfolio and further demonstrating our commitment to grow beyond agriculture to invest in the professional services markets,” said Mark Douglas, president of FMC Agricultural Solutions, in a press release.

“Additionally, this relationship opens exciting new development opportunities for the FMC Professional Solutions turf and ornamental business.”

With this agreement, FMC said it continues its commitment to broaden its range of turf management solutions, including fungicides, insecticides and herbicides.

The DISARM line includes four formulations, each specifically tailored to regional climate, disease history and turfgrass variety. DISARM can be used alone or in chlorothalonil-based or DMI-based premixes. XONERATE is a post-emergent herbicide, representing new turfgrass chemistry for Poa annua control.

“We have built substantial markets for these important T&O products over the last few years,” said Amy Yoder, business unit head of Arysta LifeScience North America. “Licensing the sales, marketing and distribution of DISARM and XONERATE will allow these T&O products to grow at a faster rate and allow us to focus on our growing portfolio of agricultural crop protection products.”

FMC Professional Solutions entered the turf and ornamental industry in 1987 with the launch of Talstar insecticide. The company has broadened its turf portfolio over the last decade significantly, adding seven new herbicide and five insecticide products, in addition to formulations specifically tailored for industry segments such as golf, nursery, greenhouse and tree care.

“FMC has always been known for its passion for customers, whether providing new products, new formulations, better delivery systems or more environmentally responsible packaging,” said Pramod Thota, director of FMC Professional Solutions. “Adding these key products dovetails seamlessly with our philosophy of giving our customers what they need to solve turf management problems both now and in the future.”