HUMNABAD: Agrochemical company Nichino India has announced the inauguration of its new manufacturing plant in Humnabad on April 12. The plant was inaugurated by its global president Hiroyuki Iwata San along with other key company representatives of Japan and India.
The plant features multipurpose facilities for the production of insecticides, fungicides, intermediates and formulations. The company estimates that this hi-tech plant can annually produce nearly Rs 250 crore worth of proprietary technical grade material. The plant is designed to be environmentally safe with dedicated acid recovery systems, dust-free blocks, dedicated Nauta dryers, Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) systems, etc.
Nihon Nohyaku Corporation (NNC), the parent company of Nichino India, was founded in 1928. The NNC is the first R&D-based agrochemical firm in Japan and has been serving farmers for many years in more than 100 nations. The company has discovered numerous AIs and innovations such as Flubendiamide, Buprofezin, isoprothiolane, Fenpyroximate, Tolfenpyrad and Benzpyrimoxan.
One of the recent innovations by Nichino India is the development of a new active ingredient, Benzpyrimoxan (BPX), after 10 years of research. Orchestra® is a new Japanese technology for effective BPH management that has a different mode of action and a safe toxicology profile, meaning it does not impact the lives of beneficial insects or non-target organisms. The BPX works through a novel and unique mode of action called Ecdysone Titer Disruptor, and it has a long residual activity, i.e., it protects crops for an extended period after application.
Orchestra® is part of the ‘Make in India’ initiative launched by the Government of India to promote domestic manufacturing. Developed through joint research between the company in Japan and India, it is the culmination of Japanese technology and Indian intelligence and will be available in the Japanese and Indian markets. Nichino
Rice BPH is one of the most devastating pests that can cause significant losses to farmers, and Orchestra® is a new generation product for BPH control. Farmers have given positive feedback about Orchestra®, such as it is the safest solution for BPH control, retains beneficial insects, gives highly effective and longer duration of control, phytotonic effect, healthy tillers, uniformly filled panicles and better yields. (ANI/BusinessWire India)