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Japanese rice herbicide market maintains value

The Japanese rice herbicide market in 2009 achieved a 2.7% increase in value despite a 4.6% drop in volumes, reveal estimates from the Japan Association for Advancement of Phyto-Regulators (JAPR). A total of 28,226 tonnes of rice herbicides were applied, worth ¥55,188 million ($642 million at the current rate), according to JAPR figures reported by Hokko Chemical Industry. The total area of rice treated, including multiple applications, was 2.8 million ha.



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