A rice plant is a miracle of nature. It can produce up to 3,000 grains and can be harvested up to three times a year – provided it is properly protected.
We know how to do this, because we are one of the world’s leaders in rice solutions. We offer a unique portfolio combining hybrid rice seeds and complete crop protection solutions. We are a world leader in the development of hybrid rice seed varieties: our Arize™ hybrids regularly out-yield in-bred varieties by 30 per cent. We continue to broaden our hybrid rice portfolio to better address the challenges in agriculture and the growing demands of rice consumers globally. We are also developing hybrid rice varieties that are better able to withstand diseases, sucking insect pests, prolonged submergence or high salt-water conditions.
We focus on alternative mechanisms of action. Routine™ is one example. This fungicide can be used to control two major rice diseases – rice blast and bacterial leaf blight. For broad spectrum disease control our integrated offers include the core brands Nativo™, Antracol™ and Folicur™.
In their fight against weeds, rice farmers use Innova™, another novel product from our laboratories and several well-established herbicides like Ronstar™, Ricestar™ and TillerGold™. New herbicide solutions are currently in development. Admire™, Curbix™ and Fame™ are three of our most important insecticides for rice. With our seed treatment solutions Gaucho™ and Routine™ Start we help the farmer to produce healthy rice seedlings giving the plant a better start for higher crop efficiency.
We are also a world leader in rice seed with our Arize™ product family. We can offer farmers great value with a combination of our seeds, crop protection, services and application technologies.