1. Product Launches

Dhanuka Agritech Introduces 2 New Products for Maize & Tomato Crops

Cornex, has been developed by Dhanuka Agritech Limited in Technical collaboration with Nissan Chemicals, Japan and is based on Japanese technology. It has been introduced for the first time in India by Dhanuka Agritech Limited.

Shivam Dwivedi
Senior officials of Japanese companies along with representatives of Dhanuka Agritech Limited and Trade partners during the launch of the products
Senior officials of Japanese companies along with representatives of Dhanuka Agritech Limited and Trade partners during the launch of the products

Dhanuka Agritech Ltd., one of the leading agrochemical companies in India today introduced two new products in the 9(3) category, which means that both the products are introduced in India for the first time. One product is a Herbicide and the other a Fungicide, while the herbicide is targeted for protection of maize crop by weed management, the fungicide is introduced focused on tomato crop protection from fungus and bacteria.

The two products - Cornex and Zanet have been launched in Maharashtra and will soon be made available in other parts of the country. 

Cornex, has been developed by Dhanuka Agritech Limited in Technical collaboration with Nissan Chemicals, Japan and is based on Japanese technology. It has been introduced for the first time in India by Dhanuka Agritech Limited. It is a broad-spectrum, selective, post-emergence and systemic herbicide that is a one-shot solution for farmers for controlling major broadleaf weeds, major narrow leaf weeds and sedges (Cyperus rotundus) in maize crop. Cornex will empower the maize farmers by its dual mode of action, which will help to control major weeds in their crop.

Zanet is also a product developed by Dhanuka Agritech Limited in Technical collaboration with two Japanese companies, Hokko Chemical Industry Co. Ltd and Nippon Soda Co. Ltd, Japan and introduced by Dhanuka Agritech Limited in India for the first time. Zanet possesses a new and unique combination of Fungicide & Bactericide that effectively controls complex disease infections on tomato crops caused mainly by fungus and bacteria like Bacterial Leaf spots and Powdery Mildew.

"Every year, our country loses crops worth thousands of crores of rupees due to weeds, fungus and bacteria. Both Cornex and Zanet will provide great relief to maize and tomato farmers by limiting crop loss and thereby increasing the yield. These products are easier to apply and hence, we are confident of receiving an encouraging response from farmers,” said Rahul Dhanuka, COO, Dhanuka Agritech Ltd.

Elaborating the benefits of both Cornex and Zanet, he said, “Cornex will provide relief to the maize farmers during spray due to its pre-mix advantages and will also provide optimal control of major weeds in maize crop. Similarly, tomato farmers don’t get satisfactory results by using fungicides and bactericides separately on complex disease infections in tomato crops. But Zanet’s one-shot solution for farmers will work tremendously and will also save labor costs,” he added.

The predominant maize growing states in India include Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh.

On the other hand, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, Odisha, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Haryana account for the majority of Tomato production in India.

Backed by a strong Research & Development as well as collaboration with the several US, Japanese and European agrochemical companies, Dhanuka currently offers 80 products in the market. It plans to launch 4 more products, one 9(3) and three “Me Too” products within the next 2 months.

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