The crop protection division of Godrej Agrovet Ltd (GAVL) has launched Hanabi – a specialist to control red spider mite, a serious pest found in tea plantations. Produced in Japan, GAVL would make it available for tea planters in India through in- licensing arrangement with Nissan Chemical Corporation, Japan. Hanabi is already being used by Japanese and Chinese tea planters for managing mites in their tea plantations.

India is one of the leading producers of tea with 23% share in global production. Tea plantation has always been a labour intensive profession. Mites have been one of the biggest nuisance makers in tea plantations that bring down both quality and quantity of the tea produced.

Balram Singh Yadav, managing director, Godrej Agrovet said, “Tea planters have to be very vigilant as far as surveillance of red spider mite is concerned. The trials of Hanabi with major tea planters have given us very encouraging results and therefore we are confident that this internationally acclaimed product will not only strengthen our crop protection product portfolio but also provide tea planters the much needed respite from mites”.

GAVL further assured the planters that it would introduce more innovative products to manage other serious pests of tea in future.





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