Godrej Agrovet launches advanced pest control product ‘Rashinban’ for chilli crops
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Godrej Agrovet launches advanced pest control product ‘Rashinban’ for chilli crops

Rashinban is being launched first time globally in India through collaboration with GAVL to protect the Chilli crops during the flowering stage

  • By ICN Bureau | November 02, 2023

Godrej Agrovet Limited (GAVL), one of India's largest diversified agribusiness, has announced the launch of an advanced pest control product Rashinban in India.

With the patent chemistry discovered and developed by Japan's Nissan Chemical Corporation, Rashinban is being launched first time globally in India through collaboration with GAVL to protect the Chilli crops during the flowering stage.

India, a global Chilli capital, accounts for almost 36 percent of total production globally. However, 80 percent of Chilli crops get damaged at the nascent stage because of pests (Thrips, Leps, Hoppers and Mites) that continue to create havoc for the farmers. GAVL, through the launch of Rashinban, which provides quick knockdown of wide range of pests in Chilli in a single shot during the flowering stage, endeavors to help farmers fight the pests effectively. This will help increase yields by virtue of pest free cropping.

Balram Singh Yadav, Managing Director, GAVL, commented, "Through our partnership with Nissan Chemical Corporation, our endeavour is to introduce solutions that uplift and prosper Indian farming families. Our new product Rashinban is recommended specifically for the active flowering stage of Chilli plants to provide holistic efficacy. Along with the already existing products, Hanabi and Gracia, the addition of Rashinban in the portfolio will enable us to serve the entire value chain of Chilli crop. We are certain that the launch of Rashinban will help aid India's contribution to global Chilli market scale greater heights."

Dr. Rajkumar Yadav, Managing Director of Nissan Chemical Corporation (India), expressed his views about the partnership with GAVL, stating, "We are delighted to collaborate with GAVL for the global-first launch of Rashinban and contribute to company's endeavour to uplifting Indian farming families. Rashinban is another result of our efforts to support the growth and sustainability of Indian agriculture. We are confident that like our previous products, Rashinban too will be widely adopted by the farming community."

Burjis Godrej, Executive Director and COO, Crop Protection Business, GAVL said, "At GAVL, our mission is to bring forth innovative solutions tailored to the Indian market. Chilli farmers today need to ensure that their crop receives right quantity of nutrient at the right time across the crop's growth cycle and free from abiotic stress to ensure a high-quality yield. And it is herein that we continue to launch innovative solutions and educate farmers on the importance of leveraging our wide range of products for pest control and subsequent integration of appropriate measures."

Highlighting Rashinban's efficacy controlling different pests, Rajavelu NK, CEO, Crop Protection Business, GAVL, said, "Following launch of Gracia in 2022, our 'Start with Gracia' focus enabled farmers to proactively protect their seedlings. However, during our field visits and discussions with the farmers, it was brought to our notice that crops continued to get wiped out due to invasive pests. To address the same, we decided to launch Rashinban. Effective on the broader spectrum of pests, both sucking as well as chewing type, it eliminates the need for multiple insecticides and reduces the frequency of sprays. Hence if used at the flowering stage, it will not only protect key economical part of the Chilli farmer but also assure better yield at later stages for them."

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