Pests: Pests are plants, animals or micro organisms that causes serious damage to a valued resource. Pests are undesirable because they reduce the productivity of crops by damaging them in different ways.

They compete with crops for available resources (sunlight, water, oxygen etc) and nutrients in soil for growth, thus making crops weak and vulnerable to diseases. They reduce the overall yield in the farmland.

Pesticides: Pesticides are chemicals used to kill harmful animals or plants that are detrimental to humans and crops. Pesticides used especially in agriculture are substances or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating any pests.

Pesticides can be categorized as:


Type of pesticide Target
Herbicides Unwanted plants, weeds
Fungicides Fungi
Insecticides Insects


Dhanuka formulates and markets products belonging to all the above categories. Besides the above, Dhanuka also markets PGRs and Surfactants.