Pune: Dhanuka Agritech Limited, one of India’s leading Agrochemical Formulation Company of India, today launched its much awaited herbicide-“SEMPRA” in Pune. SEMPRA is a 9 (3) product of Nissan Chemical Industries Ltd., Japan and has been launched for the first time in India by Dhanuka Agritech. The product is ecofriendly and is said to benefit Sugarcane growing areas including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Karnataka and Tamil Naidu.
The product has been extensively evaluated & recommended by National Research Institutes & universities like Vasantdada Sugar Institute (Maharashtra), Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Regional Research Station (Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar), Agricultural Research Station (University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharward), U. P. Council of Sugarcane Research, Narendra Deva University of Agriculture & Technology, Faizabad (UP).
Commenting on the launch of the new product, Mr. M.K. Dhanuka, Managing Director, Dhanuka Agritech Limited said, “In agriculture sector, Sugarcane share is about 7% of total volume of agricultural output. The national current production of sugar which is the primary product of sugarcane is 278 lakh MT, as per latest news. It is estimated that by 2030, the national consumption will be around 330 lakh MT. For almost two decades no herbicide has been introduced for Sugarcane. Looking at the growing demand of Sugarcane in India, Dhanuka Agritech has developed a world class and revolutionary product-SEMPRA.”
Mr. Rahul Dhanuka, Director (Marketing), Dhanuka Agritech Limited, said, “At Dhanuka Agritech Limited, we believe in developing new and innovative products for our customers. Our aim has always been to work for the farmer’s prosperity and SEMPRA is a step in this direction. Our new product has been developed specially for control of Cyperus rotundus which is world’s most difficult weed. With this launch, we are hopeful to become a favorite of sugarcane farmers & of sugar industry.”
In India, more than 33% of agricultural production damage is caused by weeds. This in turn damages food production worth almost Rs. 30,000 crore. In line with its aim of protecting the farmers and crops, Dhanuka Agritech has launched SEMPRA, a selective and systematic, post emergence herbicide which comes with strong action and gets absorbed quickly for the control of Cyperus rotundus, increasing the yield of the crop to approximately 7-12 %.SEMPRA is recommended by Central Insecticide Board (CIB) for control of Cyperus rotundus in Sugarcane crop & is absolutely safe for Sugarcane.
The product will soon be available in Maharashtra through a wide network of authorized dealers and distributors. The company has ambitious plans to market the new product through its training & educational activities. In this process, Dhanuka has already conducted 1,200 field demos and shown the results to more than 25,000 delighted farmers.
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