RiceTec and Adama announced their collaboration today to develop herbicide tolerance systems in rice. The two innovative companies will work together on new weed control solutions in rice that will continue to improve yields and provide new tools for rice farmers.
The unique FullPage Rice Cropping Solution, subject to regulatory approvals, will be commercially available in the fall of 2017. An initial announcement of the collaboration took place at the 20th Annual National Conservation Systems Cotton & Rice Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and more information will be shared as approvals are received.
Using its advanced research and technology platform, RiceTec will provide herbicide tolerance traits together with high-performance seed and ADAMA will provide high-quality herbicides. The scope of the agreement includes IMI and ACCase tolerance traits and herbicides.
“As RiceTec continues its commitment to revolutionize rice production, we see this collaboration as a great step forward in supporting our growers,” said Mike Gumina, RiceTec CEO. “Both global brands will work to provide a total-package weed management system that is fully supported by a team of technical service representatives to make a positive impact on today’s farmers.”
“At Adama, we are driven by providing growers simple, straight-forward solutions,” notes Rob Williams, ADAMA’s Vice President of North America. “This collaboration between Adama and RiceTec exemplifies simplicity by providing today’s rice growers with a complete seed and weed management system to get the most from every production acre.”