- Kunoichi is invented and developed by Nissan Chemical Corporation, Japan and will be marketed in India exclusively by Insecticides (India) Ltd.
- The miticide comprises Cyenopyrafen 30% SC, a novel molecule effective on different species of mites and has an ovicidal property, providing a long, effective control on mites affecting Chilles.
- The molecule is already registered in other parts of the globe such as Japan, South Korea, Colombia, and Ecuador.
Hyderabad, October 18th, 2019: In order to address the need for an effective and long duration control of different types of mites, leading agrochemical company Insecticides (India) Limited (IIL) today launched ‘Kunoichi’, a Japanese miticide that is effective at all stages of the mite.
Kunoichi is invented and developed by Nissan Chemical Corporation, Japan and comprises a novel molecule, Cyenopyrafen 30% SC. IIL is the partner of Nissan Chemical Corporation, Japan in India for marketing of its products since 2012. This product has been already registered in other parts of the globe such as Japan, South Korea, Colombia, and Ecuador. Farmers in south india will find the product effective for their chilies.
“IIL is proud to be a partner of Japan’s leading company Nissan Chemical Corporation since 2012 and with the launch of Kunoichi, we are brining one more research-based international technology patented product to the farmers after the huge success of other products of Nissan in the Indian market. The composition of the product is apt for the crops that grow in India like chilies and premium crops such as apple that constitute the base of the burgeoning Indian export. Kunoichi is a rather promising product that we hope will benefit lacs of farmers across the country. It is very effective against all types of mites and starts its action as quick as 6 hours. It is the latest and most effective miticide available in the world today,” said Mr. Rajesh Agarwal, Managing Director, Insecticides (India) Ltd.
From Nissan Mr. Yoshihide Masuzawa San and Dr. R. K. Yadav, Managing Director, Nissan Agro Tech India Pvt. Limited were present at the launch event. Dr. R. K. Yadav added, “Nissan Chemical Corporation, JAPAN is committed to bring the latest products to Indian farmers, and we believe that we will keep getting excellent response to our products in India as last years.”
Mr. V K Garg, Vice President, said that infestation of mites is increasing every year due to global warming and it is becoming a major pest in south on all the crops especially on chilies. Kunoichi, a latest technology product, provides complete solution to the farmers effective from egg to adult on all species of mites. No other miticides available in the market has so wide spread effect. Thus, farmer will get double the benefit in terms of cost and duration as well.
About Insecticides (India) Ltd
Insecticides (India) Ltd. (IIL), a BSE & NSE Listed company is India’s leading and one of the top 10 Indian agrochemicals manufacturing company. IIL has emerged as a front-line performer in India’s crop care market with a top line of Rs 1194 crore in 2018-19.
The company is growing at a robust pace this year. The company owns the prestigious Tractor brand which is highly popular among the farmers. This umbrella brand of its agro products signifies the company’s deep connection with the farming community.Company has a product range of more than 100 products and the largest selling brands of IIL include Lethal, Victor, Thimet, Nuvan, Monocil, Xplode, Mycoraja, Pulsor and Hakama. The company launched a new herbicide, Green Label which is being manufactured in India for the first time for the benefit of Indian farmers in 2016. The company has a technical and marketing MoU with American Vanguard Corporation (AMVAC), USA, to manufacture and market “Thimet” & “Nuvan”, leading international agrochemical brands. IIL also has a proud tie-up with the Japanese company, Nissan Chemicals and are marketing their two products Pulsor & Hakama in India. In 2016, the company has tied-up with Momentive, USA and launched AgroSpred* Max in India, which is a silicone based super spreader that will help farmers to increases the efficacy of agrochemicals. The company also tied up with Nihon Nohyaku Co., Ltd. Japan for two products SUZUKA and HAKKO in 2016. Last year company has launched its innovative biological product for improving the health of the soil called as Kayakalp, the soil energizer which has received an overwhelming response in all parts of the country. The Company has state-of-the-art formulation facilities at Chopanki (Rajasthan), Samba &Udhampur (Jammu & Kashmir) and Dahej (Gujarat). IIL also has 2 technical synthesis plants at Chopanki and Dahej to manufacture technical grade chemicals such as Lambda cyhalothrin, Bifenthrin, Thiamethoxam, Diafenthuron, Dichlorvos, Gyphosate, Atrazine, Imazethapyr, Bisyribac Sodium, sulfosulfuron, Thiaphenate Methyl, Myclobutanil, Metalxyl etc. providing the competitive edge by backward integration.
In 2014, for the first time in India, IIL has set up a product discovery R&D centre in JV with OAT Agrio, JAPAN. It plans to invent 2-3 new agrochemical molecules in five years of time. IIL Foundation is an initiative by Insecticides (India) limited which works closely with Indian farmers to impart knowledge regarding modern agricultural practices and techniques. IIL Foundation has also signed a MoU with ICAR-IARI to impart knowledge to farmers in villages of Hapur district in UP.