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FMC/Kumiai look at new herbicide

FMC and Kumiai Chemical have reached an exclusive agreement to evaluate a new unnamed herbicide for potential global development and commercialisation. The active ingredient was discovered by Kumiai and its sister company, Ihara Chemical. The partnership will evaluate the potential of the herbicide on a number of crops and weed problems worldwide over the coming years. The new herbicide “offers the potential to address some of the emerging herbicide resistance problems that farmers all over the world are experiencing”, says Milton Steele, president of FMC’s agricultural products group.


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