South Korean chemical company LG Chem’s agrochemical subsidiary, FarmHannong Co., Ltd., has launched its herbicide, Flexo® (Flucetosulfuron) in Philippines. The product is co-laucned with FarmHannong’s local partner Biostadt Philippines, Inc., a well-known distributor for handeling speciality products in the country.
Flexo® is a powerful and safe rice herbicide that shows distinctive strengths such as extremely low pytotoxicity via its definitive selectivity on rice and exceptional bioefficacy working through leafs, stem, and root of weeds, moreover it can control martured Echinochloa Crus-Galli with over three leafs stage. In addition, its low dosage, even a one-hundredth compared to some herbicides, smoothly make it control wide spectrum weeds, early to late emergence by one-shot. Lastly, as Flexo® acts via both ways of foliage and water surface treatment, this multiple function can impact Filipino herbicide market which foliage treatment herbicide mostly has been used.
Biostadt Philippines, Inc., FarmHannong’s Filipino partner, hosted Flexo® launching events across six core sites including Bulacan, CL and Zaragoza, NE. More than six hundreds of large farmer houses participated the events showing their particular attention.
“We believe Flexo® will be impressive agro solution to alleviate the difficulties on weed control as it works effectively on both transplanting and wet direct seeding”, says FarmHannong’s Vice President, Jeff Kwon.
Narendra Pal Singh, a country manager of Bistadt Philippines, extended his expectation “We have prepared Flexo® launching for a lont time implementing large scale filed trails to learn its bioefficacy. We expect it will help the growth of Filipino farmers’ productivity.”
FarmHannong has been exporting Fluctosulfuron product to four nations since it had launched in 2004 in South Korea, and also now is preparing to introduce it to Myanmar as per completion of registration.
Meanwhile, FarmHannong owns five new molecule crop protections developed throught at their own exceptional technology for crop protection tech., which is only capable amongst Korean agro corporations.