Rice crop productivity varies considerably – Asia’s most technified markets average around 6‐7 tonnes per hectare, roughly double the yields achieved by less developed countries. But current improvements in productivity are not keeping pace with demand and resources are under pressure – the supply of water for this water-intensive crop is diminishing, and urbanization and industrialization are reducing the availability of land and labor.
GROMORE™: integrated rice protocols
New crop protection products: CHESS™ and VOLIAM TARGO™
Leading native trait for bacterial leaf blight
Rice faces not only pests and disease, but also abiotic stress such as heat and cold. This affects growers in terms of yield, time and ultimately their livelihood.
With ISABION®, a biostimulant, rice can better withstand abiotic stress. By enhancing the plant’s nutrient uptake, ISABION® mitigates the impact of heat or cold and delivers superior yield under stress conditions. This is particularly important in light of climate change.
In trials across Asia, rice seedlings treated with ISABION® were more vigorous and yielded up to 10–15% more than untreated plants. ISABION®; is available in Asia including China and India. New offerings in more countries and for other crops will follow.