Syngenta India launches Incipio and Simodis for paddy and vegetable farmers

Syngenta India launches Incipio and Simodis for paddy and vegetable farmers

New products are based on plinazolin technology

  • By ICN Bureau | July 25, 2023

Leading ag-tech company Syngenta India has unveiled its new age plant protection solutions – Incipio and Simodis for paddy, cotton and vegetable farmers across India. These advanced products, based on the innovative plinazolin technology, offer effective defence against various pests, ensuring improved yields and crop quality.

These are developed to efficiently meet the challenges arising from climate change and pest resistance, which are responsible for major crop losses every year.

Incipio, a high-end insecticide effectively combats new species of stem borers and leaf folders attack on paddy crops, while Simodis offers a reliable solution to cotton and vegetables against sucking and lepidoptera insects like butterflies and moths and is especially efficient on vegetables such as hot pepper, brinjal, cotton, ground nut, soybean and red gram.

“Incipio and Simodis are our latest solutions to help solve many pest problems of our farmers. We are happy to bring alternative solution which will provide effective, longer duration control from resistant pests”, said Susheel Kumar, Country Head and Managing Director, Syngenta India.

Dr KC Ravi, Chief Sustainability Officer, Syngenta India said, “Understanding the dire need for comprehensive solutions, Syngenta India has introduced Incipio and Simodis, specifically formulated to address the unique challenges faced by paddy and vegetable growers in the country and make the country largest producer and exporter for many other vegetables.”

The new products provide broad spectrum, effective and long lasting control against multiple pests, which, in turn helps reduce number of applications. “With the launch of our new products, we aim to provide Indian farmers with reliable and effective plant protection solutions, enabling them to boost yields, improve crop quality, save on labor cost and secure their livelihoods,” Kumar added.

As India is the 2nd largest producer of eggplant providing key source of income for small vegetable farmers, most of its Brinjal are exported to Singapore, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Maldives.

The shoot borer & fruit borer is tough to control pests in eggplant (50-70% yield loss) besides mites, jassids and thrips with growers having to spray in excess of 20 applications per season to control those pests with tank-mix different products with short spray interval to get acceptable control.

Expressing happiness over the introduction of Incipio and Simodis at an all-India level, Kumar explained, “The introduction of Incipio and Simodis, powered by plinazolin technology, underscores our commitment to investing in the long-term development of innovative solutions that benefit farmers and the environment.”

Bikramjit Singh, Head Marketing Syngenta India, said that Incipio takes the lead in combating stem borers and leaf folders, two common pests that wreak havoc on rice fields. By delivering efficient control, it ensures that crops grow strong and healthy, free from the destructive effects of these pests.

“Incipio and Simodis will give a new boost to integrated pest management by providing broad spectrum, effective and long-lasting control against multiple insect pests. Indian farmers being among the first to experience the advantages of plinazolin technology is a testament to our dedication to Indian agriculture and farmers. Syngenta remains steadfast in delivering innovative and effective solutions that safeguard crops in an ever-changing agricultural landscape faced by climate change,” Singh added.

According to Kumar, Incipio and Simodis also offer additional benefits for farmers as their sunlight stability and rain-resistant properties allow for longer spray intervals and reduced application frequency. This promotes resource efficiency, saving valuable time and reducing environmental impact, he said.

Elaborating on the sustainable elements of the innovative plinazolin technology, Dr. Ravi said that “This technology would help farmers to build resilience in the face of increasing challenges to feed the growing world population sustainably.”

The unique mode of action of this technology not only provides outstanding control on a wide range of pests, including where older products can no longer provide effective control but the low dose requirements reduce chemical load on farmland and improve sustainable food production, he added.

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