Wacot Limited, a leading agri-inputs company in Nigeria, has launched a new herbicide product, Dragon Super, that promises to increase farm productivity by 25 per cent.
Dragon Super, a non-selective and post-emergence broad spectrum herbicide is an improved version of the popular Dragon herbicide, which is widely used by farmers to control annual and perennial grasses and broadleaf weeds.
In Nigeria, weeds remain a significant problem for farmers, accounting for about 90 per cent yield loss, if they’re not properly taken care of.
According to the company’s director, agric inputs division, Murari Sharma at the launch in Abuja, the product will revolutionise cropping system in Nigeria while helping farmers achieve long lasting effect control of weeds up to 30 days and safe for inter-cropping and prevention of regeneration of weeds.
Sharma also assured that Dragon Super is safe to use and has no adverse effects on human health or the environment when applied accordingly.
“The product is going to be a great revolution in agriculture, it will create a new milestone of productivity, enhancing productivity in agriculture because it’s a replacement of paracord.
This product is very, very resistant to all kinds of temperature, all kinds of soils, it is a proven product and has been tested in almost 2,000 farm places.
It would contribute a lot to the agricultural enhancement and that is by 25 per cent”, Sharma told journalists on the sidelines of the event.