FMC expects registration of its Anthem herbicide in late 2012. Anthem is a mix of two modes of action (pyroxasulfone and fluthiacet-methyl) and offers the flexibility of being both a pre- and postemergence product for corn and soybeans. FMC says the residual action of Anthem lasts two to three weeks longer than typical products. Anthem delivers a broad spectrum of weed control, including key glyphosate-, ALS- and triazine-resistant biotypes while also working well on difficult grasses and broadleaf weeds.

FMC also is seeking registration of Anthem ATZ, which contains atrazine, for use in corn only. The premix formulation offers additional control of weeds like cocklebur and velvetleaf.