BASF launched Facet and Duvelon in India

BASF has now launched two new herbicides, Facet and Duvelon, to support rice and tea farmers in India safeguard their crops from invasive weeds. Facet is formulated for application in rice fields, and the formulation of Duvelon is optimized for the use in tea plantations. These latest innovations offer farmers in India a reliable solution for weed management.

Facet delivers efficient and reliable weed control of the key grassy weed Echinochloa spp. The pioneering solution is powered by BASF’s active ingredient, Quinclorac, in a specialized formulation. It has a mode of action different from many prevailing rice herbicides. It is also an excellent tool for Rice growers as an efficient tank mix partner for overall weed management in direct seeded and transplanted rice, allowing for flexible application.

Duvelon powered by Kixor Active is an innovative solution for effective weed management in tea. It helps to control a variety of broadleaf weeds, including those that have become a severe menace with their tolerance to conventional herbicides. It can be applied post emergent for direct application in tea gardens. Besides tea, it also has a label for non-crop segment for a range of broadleaf weeds.

“We are proud to offer growers in India two innovative herbicides, Facet for rice and Duvelon for tea. These novel herbicides in India are a testament to BASF’s commitment to innovation and sustainability of Indian agriculture. We are convinced that by providing farmers with effective and sustainable solutions, we can support them to meet the growing demand for food while reducing the impact on the environment” said Rajendra Velagala, Business Director, Agricultural Solutions, South Asia.

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