Syngenta, FMC to commercialise technology in Asia to control weeds in rice

Syngenta Crop Protection and FMC Corporation announced an agreement Wednesday to introduce cutting-edge technology to control weeds in rice in Asia.

The new active ingredient Tetflupyrolimet, discovered and developed by FMC with support from Syngenta to develop rice, represents the first major herbicide with a new mode of action (DHODH-HRAC Group 28) in more than three decades, promising relief for farmers previously challenged by Syngenta. Statement of weed resistance to existing herbicides.

Yield and quality

Tetflupyrolimet enhances the yield and quality of rice production by providing season-round control of the most important weeds, which compete with crops for water, fertilizer, light, space, and host pests and diseases affecting rice cultivation.

Under the agreement, Syngenta and FMC will bring tetflupyrolimet-based products to major rice markets in Asia. Syngenta will register and market Tetflupyrolimet in China, the world’s largest rice market. In addition, Syngenta will market products containing a mixture of Tetflupyrolimet for rice in India, Vietnam and Indonesia, as well as in Japan and South Korea. FMC will register and market Tetflupyrolimet and a range of products in all of these countries, except for China, where it will focus on rice mixtures.

Another benefit of Tetflupyrolimet is that it can be used at low rates with good crop safety. In addition to being easy to apply to traditionally grown rice, the herbicide is also very suitable for directly seeded rice, paving the way for further adoption of modern and more environmentally friendly farming systems.

“This innovation will incrementally transform the yield and quality of rice crops, address the growing challenge of weed resistance, and could change the lives of millions of rice farmers,” said Ioana Tudor, Global Head of Marketing, Syngenta Crop Protection. . “At Syngenta, we are excited about the potential of this new technology to raise the sustainability of global rice production.”