From time immemorial, insect pests and diseases have been our chief competitors for food and other agricultural produce. In the recent era of agricultural intensification, pest control strategies have relied chiefly on synthetic organic chemical pesticides. But the rapid evolution of insect pests under selection pressure from pesticides and the emergence of newer pests, have led to an energy-driven escalation in pest control technologies through the introduction of new chemicals every year, thus forcing agriculture onto the never-ending pesticide treadmill. Besides putting the sustainability of agriculture at stake, pesticides pose a public health concern through bio-accumulation in the food chain. It is now realized that the use of chemical pesticides is doing more harm than good to the biosphere. The changing perception in pest management thus demands newer, environmentally sound pest control tools. One alternative to the use of synthetic organic pesticides is to tap the help of various plants and pathogenic fungi which have evolved an astonishingly diverse array of active agents for fighting diseases and pests.
About the Company
Year of Establishment1861
Nature of BusinessManufacturer
Number of EmployeesMore than 1000 People
IndiaMART Member SinceMar 2012
The house of stanes has a proud lineage that goes way back to 1861, with sri robert stanes. The organisation was founded as a tea planting company and the coffee curing works. This marked the beginning of greater things to come, expansion of plantation holdings, diversification into fertilizer mixing (1890), automobiles (1940), ... and many more growth areas. The company has developed grass-roots level contacts, supported by a network of over 12,000 dealers with over 200 field sales and service personnel to effectively cater to the demands of the agriculturists. Today, stanes is a large business house from peninsular india, engaged in manufacturing and marketing, encompassing a diverse range of activities that includes organic fertilizer, micronutrients, bio-fertilizers, botanical pesticides, microbial insecticides, microbial fungicides, microbial nematicides antitranspirants, immunomodulators and seeds to name just a few.