Best Agrolife (BAL), one of the leading agrochemical companies in India, announced the commencement of production at its fully automated formulation facility Seedling India. After the successful commissioning of the formulation facility, the production of high-end formulations has started well in time there. The manufacturing capacity of the facility is 18,000 MTPA.
Seedling India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Best Agrolife is a technology-savvy integrated research and development centre located in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. It will be a one-stop site offering products based on WG, SG, ZC, and EC. There is a separate facility for herbicide formulation at this facility.
BAL set up this integrated research and development centre to strengthen the farming community. Located in Greater Noida, the company will work on in-house developed combinations for effective pest management and crop protection. Equipped with one fully automated WDG plant, one large capacity SC unit, and one modern GR formulation unit, this facility will act as a base for BAL for bringing in more innovative formulations in the form of one-shot solutions for the farming community.
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Set up with an investment of Rs. 50 crore, Seedling India is the innovation powerhouse to redefine conventional agriculture models and accelerate the translation of innovative ideas and concepts into sustainable, tangible prototypes and products.
To ensure the security and safety of the products and to accommodate raw materials, packing materials, and finished products separately, this facility also houses four fully-equipped warehouse infrastructures. The fully automatic plant will be managed with more than 100 skilled personnel and has its own ETP facility to ensure zero discharge.
Speaking on the commencement of the facility, Vimal Alawadhi, Managing Director, Best Agrolife said, “We are a totally research-oriented company where our product development team works in close association with the farming community to identify the gaps in pest and disease management in various crops. Our research team puts their best efforts to bring effective and innovative solutions to fill those gaps in the form of novel combinations to reduce the cost per acre and increase the productivity ultimately.”