In India, rice can be grown and harvested up to three times a year – provided it is properly planted and protected. Bayer offers innovative products that provide effective solutions from seed to harvest for the rice growers.
Bayer is 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 are a market leader in the Indian hybrid rice seed segment with our Arize™ product family.
Right from nursery bed to harvest, our tested solutions provide protection to the rice plant and optimize its inherent yield potential. In their fight against weeds, rice farmers use Topstar®, another novel product from our laboratories and several well-established herbicides like Sunrice®, Ricestar® and Adora®. New herbicide solutions are currently in development.
Regent® followed by Fame® for managing stem borer & leaf roller are our most important insecticides for rice. Early management of plant hoppers can be obtained with Glamore®. We focus on alternative mechanisms of action. Nativo® is one example. This fungicide takes care of plant health by managing two major rice diseases – rice blast and sheath blight. For broad spectrum disease control, our integrated offers include brands like Antracol®, Folicur® and Monceren®. K-Obiol® is used to protect the stored grain/ seed from pests like weevils, beetles, moth, etc that infest rice during storage.
We are developing innovative seed treatment solutions to help the farmer to produce healthy rice seedlings giving the plant a better start for higher crop efficiency.
We can offer farmers great value with a combination of our seeds, crop protection, services and application technologies. With our Bayer Labhsutra program , we offer customized solutions and on-farm advice to maximize yields and quality of produce, for additional income generation. We are working on innovative ways to solve farmers’ growing labour availability problems at transplanting time with our Bayer GrowPro program.