Crop Protection

BASF launched new Herbicide Vesnit® Complete for Sugarcane

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26 May 2022, Mumbai: Sugarcane farmers in India now have a new option for grasses & broadleaf weed control with an innovative herbicide, Vesnit ® Complete launched by BASF. The new solution empowers farmers with a whole new level of post-emergent weed control ensuring better yield for their crop.

India is the second largest producer of Sugarcane in the world. However, the occurrence of various grasses & broad leaf weeds such as Echinochloaspp, Chloris barbata, Eleusine indica, Amaranthusviridis. Parthenium hysterophorusetcis one of the key challenges faced by the Sugarcane farmers in India.

Vesnit® Complete is an innovative combination of Topramezone & Atrazine, two different modes of action and an inbuilt adjuvant which makes it unique in effectively controlling grasses & broadleaf weeds for longer duration. In addition to Sugarcane,Vesnit® Complete is equally effective for controlling grasses & broadleaf weeds in corn field. 

Rajendra Velagala, Business Director, Agricultural Solutions, South Asia, BASF said, “Keeping Sugarcane & Corn fields weed free early in the season can have a major impact on crop yield. Using Vesnit®Complete as a post-emergent herbicide will help Indianfarmers keep their fields weed free during that critical period.”

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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