Elkay Chemicals team member, Dr. Bilson Shukla, attended the 6th Agrochemicals Conference 2016 on 19th July 2016 at FICCI, New Delhi. Role of crop protection chemicals was the theme based on the statement of Shri Narendra Modi, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India. He said that “My dream is to see farmers double their income by 2022, when the country completes 75 years of independence".
India is fourth largest producer of agrochemicals worldwide. The Indian agrochemical industry is valued at $4.76 billion in 2015 and is estimated to grow at CAGR of 12% to reach $8.38 billion by 2019. Use of crop protection chemicals i.e. insecticides, fungicides, herbicides can increase crop productivity by 25-50% by mitigating crop loss due to pest attacks.
Elkay manufacturers agricultural adjuvants to increase the efficiency of crop protection chemicals and crop fertilization chemicals. An adjuvant is compound that is added to a pesticide formulation or tank mix applications to enhance its effectiveness. Adjuvants enhance the penetration of pesticides into plants by ensuring adequate spray coverage and keeping pesticides in contact with plant tissues, or by increasing rates of penetration. Elkay is a leading manufacturer of silicone superspreading adjuvants which find extensive use in such applications.
This conference was organized by FICCI in association with the Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare and the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Government of India.