Adama Agricultural Solutions and RiceTec have entered into a global collaboration to develop herbicide-resistant rice hybrids and related herbicides. The pact expands on an earlier agreement that was limited to the U.S. market.
According to a press release, the joint effort taps into RiceTec’s business units in Asia and the Americas and its export business, as well as Adama’s presence in 100-plus countries.
As part of the collaboration, Adama and RiceTec will jointly develop and market herbicide-tolerant systems in rice. RiceTec will introduce herbicide-tolerant traits to its hybrids and Adama will provide herbicides keyed to those traits.
Adama’s herbicides for rice have been tested with RiceTec seeds and “have clearly demonstrated safe and effective weed control,” the release said. The scope of the agreement includes the development of Imidazolinone- and Acetyl-CoA carboxylase- tolerant traits and associated herbicides.