Excel Crop Care expands
Indian agrochemical company Excel Crop Care (Mumbai) has acquired the agricultural input marketing business of Excel Industries, which includes biopesticides and plant growth regulators. The new business is expected to add Rs 150-200 million ($3.3-4.4 million) to Excel's sales in fiscal 2008. The main pesticides include: Tricho (Trichoderma viride + Paecilomyces lilanicus) for the control of soil-borne diseases and nematodes; the bio-insecticide, Verticel (Verticillium lecanii); and the biofungicide, Sudocel (Pseudomonas fluorescens). The products are used on a wide range of crops.