FMC, Micropep Technologies In Deal To Co-develop Bioherbicide Solutions

FMC Corp. (FMC), an agricultural sciences company, announced Tuesday a strategic collaboration with Micropep Technologies, a micropeptide technology company, to develop biological solutions to control destructive herbicide-resistant weeds that reduce crop yields. The companies did not disclose the specific terms of the agreement.

The partnership is expected to accelerate the ongoing development of natural weed control products based on short protein molecules naturally produced by plant cells.

Under an exclusive multi-year deal, the companies will focus on developing new solutions for controlling key herbicide-resistant weeds in corn and soybeans.

They will combine their respective R&D capabilities leveraging Micropep's technology to expedite and improve the success rate in identifying innovative biological herbicides.

In the deal, the companies seek to develop a selective natural herbicide effective in controlling major resistant weeds by combining Micropep's proprietary AI-powered micropeptide discovery platform with FMC's strong scientific and commercial capabilities.

Kathleen Shelton, FMC executive vice president and chief technology officer, said, "We are pleased to collaborate with Micropep in developing novel micropeptide technology to address resistance management. These novel mode-of-action biomolecules in agriculture represent an exciting new frontier; this is a completely new solution compared to what is available to growers today."

For comments and feedback contact: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Editors Pick
Ford Motor Co. has once again raised the price of its popular F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck after the automaker resumed its production that was halted following electric vehicle battery fire incident. The company will also resume shipments of the Lightning this week, reports said. Paducah, Kentucky-based Higdon Outdoors LLC is recalling certain battery packs and replacement batteries citing fire and/or burn hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. The recall includes lithium-ion battery packs and replacement batteries on XS Series Pulsators, Swimmers, Crazy Kicker, and Flasher motion decoys used for waterfowl hunting. New York-based Delta Enterprise Corp. is recalling about 43,380 units of 2-in-1 outdoor kids swings citing fall hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. This recall involves 2-in-1 Outdoor Kids Swing with model numbers SW86508MM, SW86516MN, SW86575MM, SW86576MN and SW86577PW.
Follow RTT