Natco Pharma to launch pheromone product to control Pink Bollworm in cotton crop


Natco Pharma Ltd is panning to launch its very first Eco-friendly Label Pheromone product for Successful Administration of Pink Bollworm (PBW) in cotton crop duirng Kharif 2021.

“Natco Pharma is delighted to announce its foray into Pheromone based mating disruption technology for Integrated Pest Administration (IPM) alternative to farmers in India,” the Hyderabad drug maker stated in a statement on Monday.

The product will be released beneath the brand name Natmate PBW. “This is the very first pheromone-based indigenously manufactured product for mating disruption that obtained approval from Central Insecticide Board (CIB),” the enterprise stated.

Natco, via its Crop Health Science (CHS) division, is working with ATGC Biotech Pvt Ltd (ATGC) for the technology. ATGC is a science-based impressive technology enterprise concentrating on creating new biosafe molecules and instruments to defend numerous crops from insect pests, in collaboration with US-based agricultural biotech enterprise ISCA Inc.

Pink Bollworm posed a important obstacle in the past few many years to cotton farmers throughout India. The destruction to good quality and produce of cotton due to PBW is sizeable and normally severely has an effect on the livelihood of smaller farmers.