Corteva Agriscience released two new herbicides, Loyant and Novlect, to support Indonesia's agricultural sector.
Both these products contain the active ingredient, Rinskor (florpyrauxifen-benzyl), a chemical developed by researchers at Corteva.
Herbicide products containing Rinskor can provide innovative weed management and support weed control strategies in rice farming so they are more resistant. Active Rinskor is claimed to be a sustainable solution in controlling weeds such as grass, broadleaf leaves and sediment at an early stage in the plant cycle.
In addition to Indonesia, this active ingredient has been approved for use in a number of other countries such as China, Malaysia, Vietnam, South Korea, Sri Lanka, the United States, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay, Australia, Chile, Panama, Nicaragua, Turkey and several European Union countries.
"At Corteva Agriscience, we believe that access to the latest seed and crop protection technologies and training is the key to enabling the success of farmers and their ability to supply food to a growing world population," Farra Siregar, ASEAN Managing Director of Corteva Agriscience, was quoted as saying.
This new active ingredient is said to provide choices in more sustainable weed control. Farra stated that the environmental burden is low when using herbicides containing rice straw and is effective even if used at a low level.
"When used as part of an integrated weed management strategy, the active Rinskor offers long-term, sustainable and environmentally-friendly control over ordinary weeds in rice. The launch of Loyant and Novlect is just one example of our commitment to develop technology that offers farmers the best tools to maximize yields," said Rachel Lomibao, Managing Director of Corteva Agriscience for Indonesia and Malaysia.