BASF unveils herbicide for Indian sugarcane crop protection market

BASF sugarcaneBASF, a German multinational chemical company, has recently unveiled its new herbicide solution, Vesnit for grasses and broadleaf weed control

The new solution aims to empower farmers with an advanced level of post-emergent weed control, ensuring better yield for the crop.

According to BASF, India is the second-largest producer of sugarcane in the world. However, the occurrence of various grasses and broadleaf weeds such as Echinochloa spp, Digitaria sangunalis, Dactyloctenium aegyptium, Chloris barbata, Eleusine indica, Amaranthus viridis, Parthenium hysterophorus among others, is one of the key challenges faced by the sugarcane farmers in India.

‘Vesnit Complete’ is a combination of ‘Topramezone’ and ‘Atrazine’, which possess different modes of action and an inbuilt adjuvant which makes it unique in effectively controlling grasses and broadleaf weeds for a longer duration. In addition to sugarcane, the solution is also said to be effective for controlling grasses and broadleaf weeds in cornfields.

“Keeping sugarcane and cornfields weed-free early in the season can have a major impact on crop yield. Using Vesnit as a post-emergent herbicide will help Indian farmers keep their fields weed-free during that critical period,” said Rajendra Velagala, business director, agricultural solutions, South Asia, BASF

Narayan Krishnamohan, managing director, BASF India Limited, said, “Farming is the biggest job on earth. At BASF, we are dedicated to listening and working with farmers to understand their needs. In addition to our innovations, our Agricultural Solutions team offer professional and technical support to farmers to help them increase yields.”

 

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