Best Agrolife, one of the fastest-growing agrochemical companies in India, today announced that it has inked an agreement with Syngenta for the marketing of Pyroxasulfone 85% WG herbicide under the brand name Movondo.
“Pyroxasulfone is a pre-emergence herbicide for wheat, corn, and soybean that ensures increased yields while offering outstanding crop safety by eliminating weeds that pose a threat to these crops. It is more effective against broadleaf weeds and requires fewer applications than other commercial herbicides. Pyroxasulfone 85% WG controls the primary troublesome weed in wheat, Phalaris minor,” BAL said.
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Syngenta is a global leader in crop protection and seeds, with a significant global share of the herbicide and commercial seed markets. This agreement will help both companies maximise the value of the new herbicide and efficiently establish a market for the product. The Pyroxasulfone market is worth over Rs 450 crore, and BAL plans to achieve Rs 300-350 crore of the Proxysulfone market in the next three years.
“Previously, India imported Pyroxasulfone from other countries, but after gaining registration for the local manufacturing of Pyroxasulfone 85% WG herbicide. BAL has become the Indian agrochemical business to manufacture Pyroxasulfone 85% WG locally. Seedlings India, one of the wholly owned subsidiaries of BAL, will produce it in India,” BAL said.
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“Prior to this, multinational corporations have typically supplied key chemical compounds to Indian agrochemical companies. However, this deal marks a pivotal shift, as it signifies the first instance of Indian agrochemical companies taking the lead by exporting these molecules to their multinational counterparts,” the agrochemical company further said.
It is worth mentioning that BAL has also been granted a 20-year patent for an invention of a Synergistic Pesticidal Composition that includes two insecticides and a fungicide to address some of the most pressing challenges in rice cultivation.