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Best Agrolife to Be First Agrochemical Company in India to Manufacture Pyroxasulfone Technical

Pyroxasulfone currently has a market value of over 450 crores, and in the years to come, demand will only grow. Pyroxasulfone was previously imported by India from other nations.

Shruti Kandwal
Pyroxasulfone manages the problematic weeds in the crops, ensuring their higher yields and better quality.
Pyroxasulfone manages the problematic weeds in the crops, ensuring their higher yields and better quality.

The 440th meeting of the Central Insecticides Board & Registration Committee granted registration for Pyroxasulfone technical domestic manufacture to Best Agrolife Limited, a major player in the Indian agrochemical sector. As a result, Best Agrolife Limited (BAL) will produce Pyroxasulfone Technical for the first time as an Indian agrochemical firm. In the same RC meeting, BAL also acquired the registration for indigenous manufacturing of Kresoxim Methyl Technical u/s 9(4), a significant pesticide.

A brand-new pre-emergence herbicide for wheat, corn, and soybeans is called pyroxasulfone. Wheat is the primary cereal crop in India. Approximately 29.8 million hectares of the country's entire land area are under the produce. While corn was being harvested throughout India the Kharif acreage planted with soybeans in the 2021 Kharif season was 120 lakh hectares or 9.7 million hectares. Pyroxasulfone manages the problematic weeds in these crops, ensuring their higher yields and better quality. It works by preventing plants from generating particularly long-chain fatty acids. It is more effective against broadleaf weeds and requires fewer application rates than other commercial herbicides.

Pyroxasulfone currently has a market value of over 450 crores, and in the years to come, demand will only grow. Pyroxasulfone was previously imported by India from other nations. But now, as part of the Indian government's "Make in India" drive, it will be locally produced and easily accessible to farmers. They will benefit greatly from this since they will receive a better product at a lower cost.

A versatile fungicide having a preventative, curative, and eradicative mode of action is kresoxim-methyl technical. A broad range of strobilurin called Kresoxim-Methyl provides good residual action and long-lasting crop disease protection. For the majority of crops, kresoxim methyl is particularly efficient against powdery mildew and has a positive greening impact. Additionally, it prevents blast, blight, downy mildew, rot, and dieback in crops including cotton, grapes, chilies, soybeans, tomatoes, potatoes, and cereals like wheat and maize.

"This new initiative is important for our business, and we firmly believe it will contribute significantly to us reaching our objectives. Our company is committed to creating sustainable and affordable agricultural solutions that help farmers grow a variety of crops, as seen by the wide range of products we provide. In the future, we will be able to contribute more to effective global food production thanks to the addition of these new pesticides to our line of products,” said Vimal Alawadhi, Managing Director of Best Agrolife Limited.

Best Agrolife Ltd (BAL), one of the top 15 agrochemical firms in India, is a research-based company that provides cutting-edge and affordable agricultural solutions in the form of new agrochemical formulations to farmers all over the world. With the help of three top-notch, cutting-edge manufacturing facilities, NABL-accredited labs, separate R&D synthesis, and formulation facilities, and more than 1100 content employees, BAL is constantly working to create highly effective solutions for the most challenging farm problems that farmers around the world are currently facing. The firm maintains an unmatched portfolio of 360+ formulations and more than 80 technical production licenses in addition to providing more than 70 formulations of insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, and PGRs.

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