10 September 1999

Desiccant move

NEW partner in a move to develop FMCs carfentrazone-ethyl as a potato desiccant, sold as Spotlight in Belgium (Arable July 2), is Wilts-based Hortichem. Coded FMC/H 6023 here, the chemicals modern profile means it has the potential to become the preferred desiccant in the UK once approved, says marketing manager Robert Lidstone.