FMC Corporation Announces Dodhylex™ Active: A New Herbicide for Effective Weed Control in Rice. Crop Protection; Plant Science
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FMC Corporation Announces Dodhylex™ Active: A New Herbicide for Effective Weed Control in Rice

FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC), a prominent global agricultural sciences company, has unveiled Dodhylex™ active (pronounced DOH’-deh-leks) as the global brand name for tetflupyrolimet, a groundbreaking herbicide with a new mode of action. This innovative herbicide is designed to combat rice’s most challenging grass weeds and is expected to be launched in 2025.

Diane Allemang, FMC’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer, emphasized that the global brand will enable growers to recognize this novel mode of action in the newest herbicide products. “Growers worldwide will have the confidence that products powered by Dodhylex™ active contain FMC’s patented active ingredient backed by seven years of research, development, and field testing,” she said.

About FMC’s Dodhylex™ Active

The name Dodhylex™ is derived from the site of action – dihydroorotate dehydrogenase – and reflects the herbicide’s flexibility of use in transplanted and direct-seeded rice. It also signifies the herbicide’s ability to block the nutrients necessary for weed survival.

Seva Rostovtsev, FMC’s vice president and chief technology officer, highlighted that Dodhylex™ is the first active ingredient in the HRAC/WSSA Group 28 and the first new herbicide with a novel mode of action in the industry in over three decades. “This new mode of action herbicide was discovered at the FMC Stine Research Center and is a testament to FMC’s commitment to innovation and our disciplined approach to advancing the most promising new molecules. The molecule is a significant advancement for the agriculture industry as it will help combat resistant weeds,” Rostovtsev stated.

Applications and Benefits

Studies have demonstrated that Dodhylex™ active provides season-long control of vital grass weeds in the rice market and critical broadleaf weeds and sedges. FMC Corporation is also exploring the potential of Dodhylex™ active in other crops, including sugarcane, wheat, soybean, and corn.

The introduction of Dodhylex™ active represents a significant step forward in the agricultural industry, offering a new solution to the persistent weed control problem. With its novel mode of action and extensive research backing, Dodhylex™ Active is poised to become a vital tool for growers worldwide, reinforcing FMC’s reputation as a leader in agricultural innovation.

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