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FMC Acquires Herbicide from Japanese Firms

10:26 PM MDT | June 15, 2010 | Deepti Ramesh

FMC says it has acquired the herbicide fluthiacet-methyl from Kumiai Chemical Industry (Tokyo) and Ihara Chemical Industry (Tokyo). Kumiai Chemical is an affiliate of Ihara Chemical. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Fluthiacet-methyl is a broad-spectrum herbicide currently registered for early postemergence use on corn, soybeans and cotton in the U.S. It is effective on many tough-to-control broadleaf weeds that have developed resistance to glyphosate, FMC says. FMC has been distributing fluthiacet-methyl in the U.S. under the brand name Cadet...

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