Revysol® in rice
Rice is an important staple food crop, playing a critical role in ensuring food security and alleviating poverty. In 2018, farmers grew rice on 160 million hectares (ha) worldwide, producing 486 million tons of milled rice. Nearly 90% of this production came from Asia.
Rice farmers lose in average 37 percent of their yield every year due to pests and diseases. Sheath blight and blast are the most economically significant diseases affecting the rice production worldwide. In recent years, sheath blight has increased in its importance especially in intensified production systems. Revysol® is highly active against sheath blight securing yield and maximizing income.
Application timing is critical for optimal control of sheath blight. Ideally the disease should be monitored periodically for making successful disease management decision, which means, product applications as close as possible to the onset of disease. Most fungicides need to be applied before the disease occurs to be effective. Revysol® has arrived to give farmers more flexibility of their fungicide applications. Due to its preventative (no visible symptoms) and curative (first symptoms visible) properties, Revysol® can help to prevent the crop from severe damage even when sprayed at the beginning of infection.
Numerous applications might incur in substantial economic losses. A fungicide with a feature to protect the crop for a long period of time is highly appreciated by farmers. With Revysol®, rice farmers can maximize the return on investment due to its excellent long-lasting activity.