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Japanese rice herbicide use up

The volume and value of rice herbicides used in Japan rose in 2011, reveal figures from the Japan Association for Advancement of Phyto-Regulators, reported by Hokko Chemical Industry. A total of 27,853 tonnes were applied, up 1.5 % on the previous year, while the value was 4.4 % higher at ¥57,863 million ($728 million at the current rate). The total area of rice treated, including multiple applications, was 2.9 million ha, up 3.2 %.


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