The Pyroxasulfone market is worth over 450 crore in India, and BAL plans to achieve 300-350 crore of the Proxysulfone market in the next three years
Best Agrolife Ltd. (BAL), announced that it has inked an agreement with Syngenta for the marketing of Pyroxosulfone 85 per cent 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 per cent WG controls the primary troublesome weed in wheat, Phalaris minor.
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 450 crore, and BAL plans to achieve 300-350 crore of the Proxysulfone market in the next three years.
Previously, India imported Pyroxasulfone from foreign nations, but after gaining registration for the local manufacturing of Pyroxasulfone 85 per cent WG. BAL has become the first Indian agrochemical business to manufacture Pyroxasulfone 85 per cent WG locally. Seedlings India Pvt. Ltd., one of the wholly owned subsidiaries of BAL, will produce it under the Indian government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative. What truly distinguishes this deal as a groundbreaking development, showcasing the substantial influence of the ‘Make In India’ initiative on the global stage, is the unprecedented reversal of the conventional supply chain dynamics. Prior to this, multinational corporations had 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.