FMC, Kumiai JV new herbicide technology

FMC, Kumiai JV for new herbicide technology

10:27 PM, 5th March 2012
FMC, Kumiai JV for new herbicide technology

PHILADELPHIA, US: FMC Corporation and Kumiai Chemical Industry announced that they have entered into an exclusive global agreement to evaluate a new herbicide discovered by Kumiai for potential global development and commercialization. Kumiai and Ihara Chemical industry discovered the chemistry in their research labs and are partnering with FMC to evaluate and develop the commercial potential for this new chemistry. The companies will evaluate the chemistry on a number of global crops and weed problems over the coming years.

“Our relationship with Kumiai is an extremely important one for FMC’s agricultural business. Working with Kumiai on this new active ingredient, we expect to progress rapidly in our evaluations. The chemistry is a new herbicide that offers the potential to address some of the emerging herbicide resistance problems that farmers all over the world are experiencing,” said Milton Steele, President, FMC Agricultural Products Group. 

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