Biostimulant launched to boost rice production
Jardine Distribution Inc. launched Tytanit Biostimulant in a bid to boost rice production in the Philippines.
The first product launch was held in March 2017 for rice farmers in Urdaneta, Pangasinan and has since covered several other areas including Mindoro, Palawan, Iloilo, Antique, Negros Occidental, North Cotabato, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Naga, Laguna, Tarlac, Pampanga, Ormoc and Dipolog.
Tytanit, JDI’s latest biostimulant product, has titanium as its key ingredient.
When used, Tytanit becomes a pivotal tool in the uniform flowering of rice plants resulting in increased number of grains per panicle that when filled brings about higher yield.
Such benefit proves to be much desired by rice farmers who are finding ways to increase their chances of recovering their investment in farming and earning more.
“The farmers are seeing the potential benefits of biostimulants on their crops. With Tytanit being the only one of its kind in the Philippines, I am not surprised that we’ve been selling out our Tytanit stocks during these events,” said Kathleen Aguilan, product manager at agro products division of JDI.
“Tytanit currently enjoys 95-percent acceptance rating in Vietnam among farmers who tried it during a two-year study involving field tests and demonstration plots. I am confident that that statistic will carry over to the Philippines,” Aguilan said.