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ZAPPA is one of the R&D products of UPM that has high value impact on the paddy planting sector. It is a paddy seed treatment to enhance rapid seed germination for direct seeding plants. The impacts of ZAPPA are as follow:

  • Enhances seed germination by 90%
  • Enhances root and shoot growth by 120% and 90%, respectively, by the third day
  • Reduces the growth of weeds that resemble paddy plants
  • Helps in economising water use in paddy field areas
  • Reduces labour costs and pesticide use which causes side effects to users
  • Increases the productivity of national rice industry by 20%

Updated:: 22/05/2017 [hairul_nizam]


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