Crystal Crop Protection Limited. (“Crystal”), known for its range of insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, plant growth regulators and bio-stimulants, launched a basket of goodies for farmers that are aimed at improving productivity for Indian farmers.
Keeping in mind farmers challenges, Crystal’s R&D has brought these products enabling farmers to improve farm profitability. Key products launched are as follows –
Fungicide – Fungicide is a growing segment and Crystal’s new product will give control on diseases
- Azotrix, a patented fungicide to control blast in Paddy Crop
- Pluton a patent applied fungicide for tomatoes
Herbicide – Due to increasing labour shortage in the field, herbicides have gained prominence. Crystal launched three herbicides –
- Penoxa, aherbicide for broad spectrum control of weeds in Paddy crop
- Penadril Plus, a herbicide for range of crops like Cotton, Chlli and Soybean
Insecticide – Insecticides account for more than half of the total pesticides market and this year Crystal has introducedfour insecticides for Indian farmers -
- Neo Super, a multipurpose insecticide
- Lunox, an insecticide to control hard to kill lepidopteran pests
- Umpire, a combination Insecticide for Sugarcane
These products aim higher yield and more profits to farmers.
With its latest offerings Crystal, hopes to strengthen its presence across India. The company in the last three years has launched various products improving the landscape of Indian farming.
Speaking on the utility of these products, Mr Ajit Shankhdhar, National Sales Head, Crystal Crop Protection Limited. said, “As a farmer-centric company, we are delighted to bring these products which are going to benefit farmers. They are effective and affordable and will help farmers protect their crop and improve yield. We value our farmers, they are our annadata. We are launching these products to help them become more prosperous.”
Azotrix, a patented fungicide is the result of Crystal’s own R&D. Azotrix would give farmers a weapon against blast infestation in paddy crop which is one of India’s main crops. It will benefit paddy farmers, helping them in increasing their income with cutting edge new technology. Azotrix launch also makes Crystal’s crop offering more robust.
Pluton which is under patent consideration would be targeting-- effective control of fungus in tomatoes.
Alto, a graminicide, will enable farmers to control narrow leaf weeds in broad leaf crops
Also, in Crystal’s basket of farmers’ goodies is Penoxa, a herbicide for broad spectrum control of weeds in Paddy crop.
Since India is one of the largest producers of rice worldwide, the launch of Azotrix and Penoxa comes as a boon for the Indian paddy farmers. These products are a result of Crystals strong R&D capabilities that focus on improving the productivity and profitability of the Indian farmer.
Elated on the launch of these products Mr. C. S. Shukla, Crystal’s Senior Vice-President, Marketing, said, “Crystal has been focused on providing complete farm solutions to farmers, from sowing of the seeds to harvest. Our close engagement with farmers keeps us alive to the challenges faced by them. We do R&D with direct feedback from the ground to bring them the best possible products. These new products are part of the integrated crop solutions being promoted by Crystal and will make our offerings to farmers more robust. They will enhance Crystal’s brand value as an established agrochemical that believes in bringing innovative solutions to farmers”