Best Agrolife gets CIBRC registration for its patented formulation ‘Defender’

New Delhi: Best Agrolife Ltd (BAL), a leading agrochemical manufacturer in India, has secured registration for the indigenous manufacturing of Defender, a formulation tailored for paddy cultivation.

“The Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee (CIBRC) has granted registration under section 9(3) to Seedlings India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Best Agrolife. Branded as Defender, this formulation combines Pymetrozine 30%, Dinotefuran 10%, and Pyraclostrobin 20%, providing dual-action protection against insect pests and fungal diseases in paddy crops,” BAL informed.

“Defender significantly enhances crop health and productivity, offering four times stronger protection against fungal diseases such as Early Blight, Frog eye leaf spot, Alternaria leaf spot, and Alternaria leaf blight compared to conventional solutions. Furthermore, it effectively eradicates Brown Planthopper (BPH), a major threat to paddy crops, ensuring improved yields and crop resilience,” the agrochemical company claimed.

BAL will commence commercial production and sales of Defender from May 2024. With an estimated annual business size of 150 crores, BAL anticipates generating revenue of approximately 80 to 100 crores initially, with gradual increases expected each year.

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“This achievement underscores BAL’s commitment to driving innovation in agriculture and empowering farmers with advanced solutions. Best Agrolife Defender exemplifies this commitment, providing farmers with a potent tool to overcome challenges and achieve success in paddy cultivation,” the company said.

“BAL’s dedication to agricultural innovation is further demonstrated by recent milestones, including the registration of Fomesafen Technical 95% w/w, patent acquisition for Tricolor innovation, indigenous manufacturing registration for Warden Extra, and the introduction of Shot Down, a patented herbicidal composition poised to revolutionise soybean cultivation,” the agrochemical company said.

Additionally, BAL has been in the spotlight for its proposal to acquire Sudarshan Farm Chemicals India (SFCL), a renowned player in agrochemicals with a notable IP portfolio of 10 patents (applied).

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