FMC contest to turn entrants into ZOMBIE WEED Warriors

October 22, 2013 -  By

FMC Professional Solutions is hosting a Facebook sweepstakes in spirit of Halloween.

Running until midnight Oct. 30, the ZOMBIE WEED Warrior sweepstakes allows licensed turf professionals who comment on the FMC Turf Facebook page with their ZOMBIE WEED Warrior name to enter a drawing for prizes.

Participants can determine their ZOMBIE WEED Warrior names by checking their first and last name initial with the graphic provided within the Facebook post. The first 10 eligible turf professionals to comment on the graphic with their ZOMBIE WEED Warrior name will receive a free ZOMBIE WEED Warrior t-shirt.

Oct. 31 the grand-prize winner will be selected at random to receive a ZOMBIE WEED protection pack containing their choice of two qualifying FMC sulfentrazone herbicides. The ZOMBIE WEED protection pack features a warm-season or cool-season turf herbicide pack of two weed control products, including FMC’s Dismiss, Dismiss South, Solitare, Echelon or Blindside.

The winner as well as two runners-up also will receive DVD copies of the first three seasons of AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”

“ZOMBIE WEEDS are perennial weeds like yellow nutsedge, green kyllinga, wild violet and ground ivy that come back from the dead year after year,” said Adam Manwarren, FMC brand marketing manager. “Left untreated, one yellow nutsedge tuber can produce 700 new tubers within six months. And purple nutsedge is even more prolific. That’s why we call them ZOMBIE WEEDS.”

Herbicides with FMC sulfentrazone work underground to stop tubers from germinating, thus reduce future populations of perennial weeds, Manwarren said. Research has shown using straight FMC sulfentrazone minimized the number of viable tubers by 60 percent, he added, and using combination products that include an optimized amount of sulfentrazone (Solitare, Echelon and Blindside) over a two-year period yielded a 75 percent reduction or more.

For more information, see the FMC Turf Wire blog.

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