Nine Million Farmers Feel BASF Product Benefits

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Wednesday, September 19 2018 - 21:30 IWST

25 Tahun BASF (Foto Dok Industry.co.id)
25 Tahun BASF (Foto Dok Industry.co.id)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Pamanukan - BASF celebrated the 25th anniversary of Regent, one of the pioneers of insecticide brands in Indonesia. Since 1993, Regent has helped more than 9 million farmers in 17 provinces in Indonesia to control pests in nearly 2.8 million hectares of land.

Without a dose increase or resistance problem since it was introduced in the market, Regent has become a mainstay of more than two generations of farmers in Indonesia because of its quality and consistency.

"Regent not only protects plants throughout the season, but also can make plants stronger and healthier than plants that only use standard insecticides. The potential for increased yields contributes positively to the welfare of farmers, "said Ganesh Pamugar Satyagraha, Head of Agricultural Solutions at BASF Indonesia.

In Indonesia, around 90% of Regent's applications are used for rice, a staple food in the country, "meaning, Regent has contributed to food security in Indonesia," Satyagraha added as quoted from a press release received by the Editor yesterday.

In appreciation of the loyal support of the farmers, in September, BASF held three celebratory events - in Kediri, East Java, in Demak, Central Java, and in Pamanukan, West Java. Thousands of farmers attended the three events while participating in fun and healthy activities such as healthy roads, blood donors, bazaars and other games.

During the event, BASF's research and development team presented the latest agricultural technologies and solutions, including Xemco insecticides, one of the company's leading innovations. Starting from Regent's success and strength, Xemco helps farmers protect rice plants from the main pest, especially planthopper pests, and provides additional protection against stem borer pests and leaf folding pests.

"Regent's strong success record, coupled with our latest solutions, is clear evidence of BASF's unwavering commitment to create a chemical for a sustainable future," said Daniel Loh, BASF's President Director in Indonesia. "Agriculture is very important for Indonesia and the world, and BASF allocates a portion of the total research and development funding of 1.88 billion Euros to develop innovations that can increase yields to meet demand for food, while ensuring the health of farmers, customers and the environment."

News Comment

Today's Industry

Vice President Ma’ruf Amin during Closing of National Conference on Public Security and Defense System, at Sentul, West Java province, Friday (18/6). (Photo: Vice President Secretariat)

Minggu, 20 Juni 2021 - 19:24 WIB

VP Calls for Increased Role of Security, Defense System Amid Global Challenges

The role of security and defense system should be strengthened to protect the entire nation, state and all citizens in facing the increasing global challenges, Vice President Ma’ruf Amin has…

Minister of Women Empowerment and Child Protection I Gusti Ayu Bintang Darmawati (Source: PR of Cabinet Secretariat)

Minggu, 20 Juni 2021 - 18:45 WIB

Gov’t Unveils Strategies to Eradicate Child Labor

In a bid to protect children’s rights in Indonesia, Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection has unveiled a number of strategies to eliminate child labor in the country.

Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Arifin Tasrif. (Photo by: PR of Cabinet Secretariat)

Minggu, 20 Juni 2021 - 17:30 WIB

Gov’t Gears Up to Finalize Regional Energy Plan Next Year

The Government has pushed for the finalization of multi–sectorial energy policies in the form of Provincial Energy General Plan (RUED-P). The RUED-P is expected to be completed next year.

President Jokowi, accompanied by West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil, in Bogor regency from Pakansari Stadium in Cibinong sub-district, West Java province. (Photo: Bureau of Press, Media, and Information of Presidential Secretariat/Lukas)

Minggu, 20 Juni 2021 - 16:15 WIB

President Jokowi Inspects Mass Vaccination for Public and People with Disabilities at Pakansari Stadium

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Thursday (17/06) inspected mass vaccination at Pakansari Stadium in Cibinong sub-district, Bogor regency, West Java province.

President Jokowi inspects mass COVID-19 vaccination at Bogor Train Station, West Java (17/06/2021). (Source: YouTube Channel of Presidential Secretariat)

Minggu, 20 Juni 2021 - 15:47 WIB

President Jokowi Calls for Vaccination Acceleration in Areas with High Interaction and Mobility

In a bid to achieve community immunity or herd immunity, the Government is set to boost vaccination, especially in areas with high public interaction and mobility.