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Dec. 25, 2023

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Dec. 25, 2023

Shinwa insecticide launched by Insecticides (India) Limited drives prosperity in chilli farming

Chilli cultivation in India faces numerous challenges, with pests and diseases topping the list. One such menace is the threat posed by sucking pests like thrips, which can wreak havoc on chilli crops if not addressed promptly. Nissan Chemical Corporation, Japan's patented insecticide, Shinwa which is being marketed by Insecticides (India) Limited in India, has emerged as a potent solution to combat lepidopteran pests and thrips, bringing hope and success to chilli farmers across the country, especially in Andhra Pradesh.

In April 2022, Insecticides (India) Ltd. (IIL), a leading crop protection and nutrition company listed on BSE and NSE, introduced Shinwa to the Indian market through a collaboration with Nissan. This innovative insecticide has quickly gained momentum among farmers, providing more effective control with a quick knockdown effect and an extended duration compared to other available insecticide options.

Thrips pose a substantial threat to chilli crops, leading to diminished yields and financial losses. To address this challenge, farmers are adopting a holistic approach that includes proper crop management practices, the use of insecticides, cultural controls, and the implementation of an integrated pest management (IPM) approach. Such strategies empower farmers to actively safeguard their chilli crops, ensuring a healthy and secure harvest.

Mr. V K Garg, Vice President and head of the Southern Region, IIL, spoke of Shinwa's effectiveness in both high and low temperatures, with a rain fastness of approximately 2 hours. He highlighted the product's quick absorption on crop surfaces, particularly advantageous in rainy conditions after spraying. According to Mr Garg, ″Shinwa's fast-acting nature halts target pests from damaging crops, leading to their demise within hours of application. The product has garnered excellent responses across the country, especially in the southern market, where IIL's team has worked tirelessly with farmers to ensure these technologies reach small and marginal farmers, maximizing their yields.″

Mr Pikkilli Kondaiah from Pinnelli village in Machavaram Mandal, a progressive farmer shares his experience, battling severe infestations. He recounted the challenges faced, including the reduction in fruit quality and the suffering in the plants due to thrips. ″Despite trying various products and taking necessary measures, the problem persisted until we turned to Shinwa. Since last year, we have been using Shinwa, and it has proven to be a game-changer for me and fellow farmers as with effective knockdown control of thrips for a longer duration, it has also given growth with more branches. It is worth the money we invested." 

The year 2021 witnessed the invasion of T parvispinusis, a thrips variant causing widespread losses in chilli farms across multiple Indian states. The severity of the infestation, notably in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, has been alarming, leading to the destruction of approximately 0.36 million hectares. This invasive species, documented in various countries, poses a significant threat, attacking not only leaves but also flowers, eliminating any hope of crop growth. 

The growing spread of this pest in India is worrisome for two primary reasons. First, India holds the title of the world's largest producer, consumer, and exporter of chillies, with 40% of the world's area under cultivation. Second, chilli cultivation demands substantial investments, ranging from Rs 2.5-3 lakh per hectare. 

Mr. D Channa Rao from Mondikunta Village in Penubally Mandal emphasizes the critical role of timely pesticide application. He states, "Pests are a major worry for us chilli farmers, and it has affected us for years. The solution lies in the use of the right crop protection products, such as Shinwa insecticide, in the recommended dosage. " He also notes that along with the quality and quantity, the timing of insecticide application is critical for proper crop growth and control. 

Shinwa has a recommended dose of 160 ml per acre. As the agricultural landscape continues to evolve, innovative products like Shinwa play a crucial role in ensuring a bountiful harvest and securing the livelihoods of farmers across the country.

Source: Bizz Buzz


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