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Dhanuka Agritech, one of India’s leading agrochemical formulations company launched new pesticides for paddy, cotton and chilli crops in Ludhiana today. With addition of these new products, Dhanuka Agritech would be able to provide a complete solution to the farmers and help improving overall health of cotton and chilli crops.
CHEMPA an effective, pre and post-emergence herbicide controls broad leaf weeds, sedges and grassy weeds in paddy; APPLY is a new technology based systemic insecticide to control brown plant hopper whereas the most awaited insecticide- LARGO, a solution to the cotton and chilli farmers is useful in controlling major insects in these crops.
According to Dhanuka Agritech, CHEMPA is based on Japanese technology. It is mainly absorbed through plants root, translocate in plants and inhibit root and shoot growth of weeds. CHEMPA is highly effective and requires low doses. It will help paddy farmers to reduce cost for weed control in their fields.
APPLY is one of the best technology available in the world to control BPH which is a serious pest that can cause significant harm in later stages of paddy crops. It has potential to cause losses upto 50 percent and in past has caused serious damage in some of the major rice growing states. Its 3-way action gives complete control on BPH. Just after spray, BPH stops feeding, thus checks losses immediately. APPLY also stops egg-laying by BPH, thus helps reducing resurgence of BPH. It also requires less number of sprays than other products available in the market, so it even helps in reducing cost of paddy farmers, the company claims.
The company further claims, the “Green Chemistry Challenge “award winner- LARGO is the world’s best thripicide and offers excellent control of important insects on the cotton and chilli crops such as Thrips (Thrips tabaci), Spotted boll worm (Earias Vittella), Leaf eating caterpillar (Spodoptera litura) and Pod borer (Helicoverpa armigera). LARGO acts on the target pest either by ingestion of treated leaf or through cuticular contact. LARGO is a fast acting insecticide on target insect which ceases insect feeding within minutes of first exposure. Application of LARGO between 50-70 days after sowing in cotton and two rounds of LARGO spray alternate with other chemistries in between 45-90 days in chilli is recommended. Being a Green triangle molecule, LARGO is also very safe to beneficial insects
Speaking on the launch of the new products, Partha Sen Gupta, Sr. General Manager – Marketing , Dhanuka Agritech said, “Since inception, Dhanuka Agritech has been committed to provide world class complete agro solutions to the farmers. In keeping with this thought, we have introduced new products for paddy, cotton and chilli growers. All the products are based on new chemistry which will help farmers to get better yield from their crops. All our products are well accepted by the farming community and our regular new introductions is the reason our agri solutions are consistently considered by our farmer friends.”
Dhanuka Agritech would be launching CHEMPA and APPLY across all major paddy growing regions in India in the coming days. The product would soon be available through a wide network of dealers and distributors. The company, which also manufactures and sells more than 90 world class products in India, has plans to market the new products through its promotional activities.