Insecticides (India) launches herbicide ‘Hachiman’ for soybean and pulses

Insecticides (India) launches herbicide ‘Hachiman’ for soybean and pulses
Hachiman herbicide is developed with Nissan Chemical, Japan, and marketed in India by Insecticides (India) as a product under its ‘Tractor Brand’

Keeping in mind the need of farmers to control all types of weeds in soybean and other pulse crops during the ongoing Kharif season, leading agrochemical company Insecticides (India) Ltd. Wednesday launched the ‘Hachiman’, a new post emergence herbicide that will stamp out both broad-leaf as well as narrow leaf weeds. Hachiman is a product by Nissan Chemical, Japan, and marketed in India by Insecticides (India) as a product under its ‘Tractor Brand’.

Highlighting the newly launched product, Rajesh Aggarwal, Managing Director, Insecticides (India) said, “Pulses are an important crop as they are one of the most common sources of dietary protein. Among the various biotic stresses to the pulse cultivation, weeds cause severe yield loss. Pulses grow slowly in the initial days when weeds grow faster than the crop and smother it.”

“About 84 percent of the pulse cultivation area is rainfed where the crop is grown in Kharif season in combination with non-legume crops, forcing pulses to such biotic stresses. Weeds also serve as an alternate host to pests in the field and weed management in pulses is essential to improve crop yield and ensure India’s way to a food secure future. The dual action Hachiman is the latest product in our kitty which is again a product of Nissan, Japan. We are looking forward to a good response from the farmers in the states like Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana,” Aggarwal added.

Speaking on the launch, PC Pabbi, Sr. Vice President, Insecticides (India) said, “Hachiman has been tested to be safe for all types of pulses and is effective even when both broad-leaf and grassy weeds grow together. The herbicide moves both acropetally and basipetally, and controls weeds effectively. Even if it rains two hours after spray, Hachiman will remain effective. The product will come with a detailed leaflet with instructions to use the herbicide in the vernacular languages.”

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Insecticides (India) is India’s leading and one of the fast-growing agrochemicals manufacturing company. IIL has emerged as a front-line performer in India’s crop care market and is all set to grow impressively.

IIL owns the Tractor Brand which is highly popular among the farmers. This umbrella brand of its agro products signifies the company’s deep connection with the farming community.

IIL has state-of-the-art formulation facilities in Chopanki (Rajasthan), Samba and Udhampur (Jammu & Kashmir) and Dahej (Gujarat). IIL also has technical synthesis plants at Chopanki and Dahej to manufacture technical grade chemicals also providing competitive edge by backward integration.

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