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BASF Solutions for Rice

Rice is one of India's most important food crop, and we offer solutions to support rice farmers in increasing yields and bringing more innovations to the market in the coming years.

BASF offers innovative and flexible solutions for the cultivation of rice. Our products are already widely acknowledged and welcomed by rice farmers around Asia and the globe. In addition to our crop protection solutions, BASF offers professional and technical support to rice farmers to help them increase yields -- which in turns increases their income and ensures the nation's food supply.

BASF is a member of the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP), a multi-stakeholder partnership that promotes resource efficiency and sustainability throughout the rice value chain.

The occurrence of diseases like Rice Blast & Sheath Blight and Tough to control weeds are the key factors preventing rice growers in India from reaping higher yields. Our crop protection team aims to understand the needs of growers, and bring revolutionary and innovative solutions to the market. 

Learn how BASF can help in increasing the rice productivity:

Rice Blast

Rice Blast

Sheath Blight

Sheath Blight


Sedges & Broad Leaf Weeds

As a result, BASF has been introducing a series of fungicides such as Seltima, Adexar & Polyram, herbicides like Basagran, insecticides like  Laguna & Philtre, ushering in a new era in the prevention and treatment of rice diseases and increasing the productivity. 

Our products are widely acknowledged by rice  farmers around India and the globe. In addition to our crop protection solutions, BASF offers professional and technical support to rice farmers to help them increase yields.

More information about Rice production in India

Rice is a highly important food staple for India: More than 100 million tons were grown on a total area of 44.5 million hectares (Source: USDA, FAS document). The major major rice producing states of India are Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Punjab, Haryana, Chattisgarh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu

The current rice yields in India are around 3.6 metric tons per hectare which is far behind China 6.8, Vietnam 5.7 or the US 8.4. Reasons for lower yield include the lack of technology adoption and the use of older agronomic practices. BASF studies show that using the BASF rice program Indian farmers should be able to increase their yields to 5.8 metric tons per year.  Increasing rice yield is very important for feeding the Indian population and for improving rural incomes. 


Here's what rice farmers have to say about BASF solutions:

Rice Farmer

"As rice growers we are under constant threat of various diseases, weeds & insects which damage our crop and reduce the productivity . Thanks to BASF for bringing such new innovative chemistry like Seltima, Adexar & Basagran which has helped us to address the issues and grow good quality rice with higher yeilds."