Proper Use

Since its inception in 1967, Furadan has become one of the most widely used pest control insecticides in the world. It is most commonly used in protecting crops such as rice and corn. Because of its versatility and effectiveness, Furadan is used in more than 80 countries by both large commercial farmers and small plot growers.

Used as both an at plant and foliar insecticide, Furadan provides control of both soil and above ground pests – corn rootworms, alfalfa weevil, European corn borer and aphids - on key crops like corn, alfalfa and cotton and more.

Furadan is a useful and important product, vital to the sustainability of agriculture in many countries around the world. We condemn the use of our products by anyone as a means to kill any predatory wildlife. FMC regularly communicates with its distributors and customers about the latest information about its products, their intended uses and the consequences of misuse. FMC believes the proper use of Furadan does not pose a risk to human health, wildlife, or the environment and the company will continue to promote its responsible use.

Download: Furadan Kenyan Product Label (PDF, .98MB)

Download: Environmental Stewardship Guidelines (PDF, 769KB)

May 31, 2011
U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review of EPA Decision on Carbofuran Domestic Tolerances
The U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition by FMC Corporation and three national grower groups for review of a lower appellate court ruling which had upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to deny an administrative hearing on the revocation of domestic tolerances for carbofuran.

March 01, 2011
Counterfeit Product Found in Uganda
FMC in cooperation with a leading NGO in East Africa, confirmed that a container of substance labeled as Furadan 5G was in fact counterfeit product.  FMC requests that if anyone finds product in East Africa with Furadan 5G labels on it, please contact the company through this website so we can test the material and investigate its production.

July 23, 2010
FMC Responds to U.S. Appeals Court Rulings on Carbofuran; Court Overturns Revocation of Import Tolerances
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reinstate import tolerances for carbofuran for rice, bananas, coffee and sugar cane. Although the court did not endorse EPA's views on the safety of carbofuran, for procedural reasons it did not overturn the agency's decision to deny an administrative hearing regarding revocation of domestic tolerances. FMC Corporation, the U.S. registrant for carbofuran (Furadan), while satisfied with the reinstatement of import tolerances, has not determined if further legal action will be taken regarding the continued denial of an administrative hearing until it can conduct a careful review of the court's opinion.

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