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Nufarm and Sumitomo to Cooperate to Combat Glyphosate-Resistant Weeds

1:33 AM MDT | July 5, 2010 | Deepti Ramesh

Agchem firm Nufarm (Melbourne) and Sumitomo Chemical say they have started discussions to jointly investigate the possible development and marketing of new herbicide combinations to combat the emerging problem of resistant weeds in genetically modified crops. The increased use of glyphosate in genetically modified crops is resulting in some weeds developing resistance to glyphosate and reducing its efficacy in controlling those weeds, the companies say. Earlier this year, Sumitomo completed the acquisition of a 20% stake in Nufarm, and is currently in the process...

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