FMC and Nippon Soda (Nisso) announce supply agreement for new mode of action turf fungicide

Mon, Feb 15 2021

FMC Professional Solutions entered into an exclusive supply agreement with Nippon Soda (Nisso America) to market and sell Picarbutrazox fungicide for use in the golf market.

“We are very pleased to grow our strategic relationship with Nisso and bring a new mode of action (MOA) fungicide to address Pythium diseases in turf,” said Naimur Rahman, strategy and business development manager for FMC.

Picarbutrazox is a new MOA fungicide for control of Pythium diseases. FMC anticipates EPA registration in 2021 and expects to formally launch the product at the Golf Industry Show in early 2022.

“Picarbutrazox novel fungicide complements FMC’s growing portfolio of solutions developed to assist superintendents in managing their courses,” said Mike Sisti, marketing manager for FMC. “This new fungicide is FMC’s third in as many years and represents our commitment to delivering solutions to the golf market.”

“We are excited to partner with FMC. Their proven record of success in the T&O market makes FMC the perfect partner to represent Picarbutrazox, our newest active ingredient in the U.S.” said Shane Barney, deputy director of sales & marketing for Nisso America. “With a new MOA and excellent efficacy on Pythium diseases, Picarbutrazox will offer a much-needed solution for golf course superintendents.”