Key vegetables/ Other names: Tomato (Tamater), Cabbage (Patta gobhi), Cauliflower (Phul gobhi), Onion (Pyaaj), Potato (Aalu), Cucurbits , Brinjal (Baigan), Cluster Beans, Chilli (Mirch), Okra (Bhindy), etc.

Vegetables are a rich source of dietary fibers, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals and are important for food and nutritional security of the country. India is the second largest producer of vegetables in the world (ranks next to China) and accounts for about 15% of the world’s production of vegetables. Presently, India produces about 163.38 million metric tonnes of vegetables from an area of 9.35 million hectares with an average productivity of 17 Mt/Ha. Though the vegetable requirement is 300g/day/person as recommended by dietician, we are able to meet only around 1/9th of that requirement.
We work hard to help fruit and vegetable growers because a reliable supply of their nutritious produce improves people’s health. Time and again, researchers have proven that fruit and vegetables are rich sources of vitamins, minerals and phyto-nutrients which help prevent malnutrition and health problems.

Problems faced by farmers

The vegetables farmers face many challenges which include selecting the right variety of seeds for vegetable crops like tomato, cole crops, hot peppers, cucumbers, okra, etc. and protection from weeds, viruses, diseases and insect pests. The crop losses in the country due to various pests range from 10 to 30 percent. Damping off, late blight, early blight, leaf spot (Anthracnose, Septorial), powdery mildew and fruit rot are the major diseases affecting vegetable crops while thrips, white fly, aphids, jassids, mites and caterpillar are the major pests. Besides these, bacterial diseases also affect the vegetable crop.

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(From left to right) Symptoms of brinjal fruit and shoot borer, symptoms of cabbage - diamond black moth, symptoms of tomato fruit borer helicoverpa armigera, symptoms of chili anthracnose

Solutions we offer

We rank among the world's leading suppliers of crop protection products for vegetables. Our reputation rests on fungicides like Nativo®, Melody® Duo, Antracol®, Sectin®, Aliette® and Folicur; insecticides like Admire®, Solomon®, Fame®, Oberon®, Alanto®, Sivanto® and Belt® Expert ; herbicides like Sencor® and Whip® Super, SeedGrowth products like Monceren® and Gaucho® and nematicides like HocusiaTM.

Soon we will launch biological products with microorganism-based antifungal, anti-bacterial, anti-insects, anti-nematodal action like Hocusia, for vegetables growers. Our wide range of products gives growers plenty of choice – which is important, since every field has its unique micro-climate and potentially different disease dynamics.

We can offer farmers great value with a combination of our seeds, crop protection, services and application technologies. With our Food Chain Partnerships program, we partner with Indian and global food processors, retailers & exporters to develop and implement sustainable agriculture with associated farmers.

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