Rice: Nichino America Obtains Licensing Agreement for Pyraclonil Herbicide

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Nichino America, Inc. and Japan’s Kyoyu Agri Co., Ltd. have announced a licensing agreement for Nichino to market and sell pyraclonil, a rice herbicide, in the United States.

Pyraclonil offers a new mode-of-action for control of watergrass in rice in California where Nichino is planning to obtain the product’s first registration in the United States. In addition, the chemistry provides preemergence control on multiple sedge species and broadleaf weeds.

“This agreement between Nichino America and Kyoyu Agri is particularly exciting for Nichino,” said Jeffrey Johnson, president of Nichino America, in a company annoucement. “We have the opportunity to commercialize the largest rice herbicide in Japan here in the U.S.The new mode-of-action will offer rice growers a new tool in controlling watergrass and is an alternative solution to products that are displaying resistance, Johnson added.

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