Nichino, Kyoyu Agri Co. sign licensing agreement for rice herbicide

Nichino logoWilmington, Del.-based Nichino America Inc. and Kawasaki, Japan-based Kyoyu Agri Co. Ltd. have signed a licensing agreement that would allow Nichino to market and sell the rice herbicide, pyraclonil, in California.

The product is not currently registered for use in the United States nor in California.

A PPO-inhibitor, pyraclonil belongs to the Weed Science Society of America Group 14. It offers a new mode of action to rice producers for the control of watergrass, including those populations resistant to other modes of action.

It already is registered for use in several other countries and is one of the best selling rice herbicides in Japan, according to a news release.