Bayer Crop Science, a leading agriculture company launched ‘INH 16019’, a first-of-its-kind hybrid rice seed with strong inbuilt tolerance to Brown Plant Hopper (BPH) and Bacterial Leaf Blight (BLB).
Launched for the Aman season, INH 16019, will provide higher yields of superior quality rice, resulting in higher incomes for the farmers in Bangladesh.
Md. Benojir Alam, Director General, Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE), formally launched the seed in a ceremony while as special guests from the DAE and Bayer Officials from the country and abroad were present.
INH 16019 is the latest product offering under the Bayer rice seed brand - ARIZE® – which is renowned for its rich grain quality, and high productivity hybrids.
In Bangladesh, Bayer continues to empower smallholder farmers with quality crop protection solutions and has a strong pipeline of products developed through R&D globally to meet the changing needs of the customers.
“Rice is a staple food crop for the majority of Bangladesh and accounts for about 75 percent of agricultural land use. Therefore, to improve the livelihood of Bangladeshi farmers, high-yielding hybrids with climate-smart traits will be of critical importance.
Bayer remains committed to providing new & technology-smart solutions to meet the farmer and customer demands. The introduction of ‘Arize INH 16019’ is another step forward in improving rice productivity in Bangladesh.” said Zahidul Islam, Managing Director for Bayer CropScience Limited, Bangladesh
In the event of a BPH and BLB attack, ‘Arize INH 16019’ from Bayer offers a yield advantage of up to 20 to 30 percent over other susceptible open-pollinated varieties (OPVs), where yield losses could be up to 100 percent.
Besides superior yield attributes, another advantage of cultivating the said seed variety includes a significant saving on pesticide application. Bayer is continuing supply of it’s already well accepted by farmers verities Arize Dhani GOLD, Arize AZ 7006 & Arize Tej GOLD in Aman & Boro seasons to support with higher yield & climate smart traits for the betterment of rice productivity in Bangladesh.
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