Dhanuka Agritech forays into agri-biologicals; launches 3 crop protection products under BiologiQ

Dhanuka Agritech forays into agri-biologicals; launches 3 crop protection products under BiologiQ

Dhanuka Agritech, one of the leading agri-input companies in India has entered into the agri-biological segment with the launch of its BiologiQ range of products. The company announced that BiologiQ is a unique range of sustainable solutions developed with the fusion of traditional science and new-age agricultural practices today.

“BiologiQ represents a broad category of crop protection, soil health, and plant nutrition products that are derived from nature. BiologiQ products can be used individually or in combination with conventional chemical products under an Integrated Pest & Nutrition Management (IPNM) plan to produce powerful results for the crop and the soil. BiologiQ portfolio supports 4 Rs – Resistance, Residue, Resurgence, and Soil Rejuvenation management with different action modes, resulting in increased crop yield and farm productivity,” the agri input company claims.

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Three introductory products in the BiologiQ range are Whiteaxe biological insecticide, Downil biological fungicide, and Sporenil biological wilticide.

Whiteaxe

“Whiteaxe is a biological solution for white grub, termites, and borers. Whiteaxe attacks insect pests with its spores. Once the insect’s skin is exposed to these living spores, they germinate and start to penetrate the blood vessels. The fungus then invades the body cavity, produces toxins, and causes paralysis. The insect dies soon after. Whiteaxe is an Entomopathogenic fungus: Metarhizium anisopliae. This is an indigenous highly virulent strain tested in various geographical locations for efficacy,” Dhanuka Agritech informed.

Downil

Downil is a biological solution for downy mildew. It inhibits spore germination and interferes with the attachment of disease-causing plant pathogens. It produces antibiotics that kill or suppress the further growth of fungal pathogens. This is an indigenous highly virulent strain tested for efficacy against fungal pathogens causing Downy Mildew in various crops, the company said.

Sporenil

Sporenil is a biological solution of wilt, rot, and damping. Sporenil is Trichoderma harzianum, a biological control agent used against targeted pathogens. It is a highly virulent strain and tested for efficacy against fungal pathogens,” the crop protection solution provider said.

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Speaking about BiologiQ, MK Dhanuka, Managing Director of Dhanuka Group said, “We are launching three biological products Whiteaxe, Downil and Spornil in the bio-agri segment. This segment is increasing globally, and we see good demand for these products in India as well. We hope that in times to come, we will be introducing some more biological products in our BiologiQ range.”

“BiologiQ will help in filling the gaps that are currently being created by the use of chemical solutions alone. We have seen that our biological products when used alone or alternately with chemical solutions under an integrated plan can produce impactful results. It also helps address resistance building among pests due to regular use of chemicals,’’ said, Manoj Varshney, National Marketing Head of Dhanuka Agritech.

“BiologiQ is a new age sustainable range of bio-agri solutions from the house of Dhanuka, with 42 years of legacy in providing quality and trusted crop care products. Our product quality is assured by certification agencies like CIBRC, Ecocert, OMRI, and Indocert,” Varshney added.

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