Monday, November 30, 2020

UPL Philippines Inc. Introduces Natural DT Larvicide

UPL Philippines Inc. is a leader in global food systems, changing the game with OpenAg. An agriculture network that feeds sustainable growth for all. No limits, no borders.

Their vision is to be an icon for growth, technology, and innovation. Their mission is to change the game - to make every single food production more sustainable.

Mosquito bites can also lead to danger to human life, Dengue and Malaria may cause the loss of our loved ones; Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Symptoms typically begin three to fourteen days after infection. These may include a high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash. Recovery generally takes two to seven days.

Mosquito bites are the itchy bumps that appear after mosquitoes use their mouthparts to puncture your skin and feed on your blood. The bump usually clears up on its own in a few days. Occasionally a mosquito bite causes a large area of swelling, soreness, and redness. This type of reaction, most common in children, is sometimes referred to as skeeter syndrome.

Natular® is the first and only complete portfolio of larvicides with a naturally derived active ingredient. All formulations, developed and manufactured exclusively by Clarke, contain the active ingredient spinosad, a product derived from a naturally occurring soil bacterium. Natular is the first public health larvicide in the IRAC Class 5 chemical classification, delivering a unique mode of action that works on all four stages of mosquito larvae. This makes it an excellent tool to suppress mosquito populations before they hatch while helping avoid or fight resistance. Simply stated, Natular is like no other larvicide on the market.

Natular DT
  • A slow-release, multiple-brood, bi-layer tablet larvicide containing the Active Ingredient, Spinosad.
  • Spinosad is derived from the fermentation of Saccharopolyspora spinosa, a naturally occurring soil organism. It is classified by the US EPA as a Reduced Risk Pesticide and the only Reduced Risk larvicide for mosquito control.
  • Natular DT provides a short burst of spinosad followed by a slow release of the pesticide, making it ideal for domestic water supplies.
  • Chikungunya, or Zika.
  • To be used in governmental mosquito control programs, by professional pest control applicators, or in other mosquito control operations
Each Natular DT tablet can treat 208 liters (55 gallons) of water for more than 60 days.

Application Directions
  • NATULAR® DT is for use in artificial containers used for water collection to control the mosquito larvae of container breeding mosquitoes.
  • Artificial water containers may include drums, storage tanks, jars, rooftop catchments, ornamental fish ponds, ornamental pools or fountains, unused swimming pools, birdbaths, old tires, flowerpots and urns, water gardens, floor drains, roof gutters, and other water-holding receptacles.
  • Draining or discarding small containers that hold water is the most effective method for preventing mosquito breeding. To treat artificial water containers that cannot be drained or discarded, use 1 tablet to treat up to 192 liters (50 gallons).
  • Reapply after 60 days as needed.
Restrictions: Do not apply directly to treated, finished drinking water supply systems. Do not apply to waters that drain into public waterways.

Mr. Tapas Bhattacharjee, UPL Philippines Country Head

Mr. Maneesh Oberoi, UPL Regional Head, Southeast Asia

Mr Ujjwal Kumar, UPL Business Head - Fumigant

Mr. Hisaya Kobayashi, UPL Asia Region Head

UPL has emerged as one of the largest and most admired Indian companies in the crop protection business. It is the only Indian agrochemical company with a worldwide presence in 124 countries, having 28 known strategic manufacturing plants all over the world. It ranks in the top 10 agrochemical suppliers with a wide range of products that includes Insecticides, Fungicides, Herbicides, Grain protectants, Seed treatments, Rodenticides, and Postharvest products.

As it continues to forge ahead, the commitment of UPL to provide cost-effective quality solutions in crop protection has made its way to expand by contributing globally its technologies and innovations through acquisitions, strategic alliances, and forming subsidiaries. These subsidiary offices across the globe are located in:
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hongkong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Turkey
  • Spain
  • South Africa
  • Taiwan
  • USA
  • UK
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Shanghai
  • Columbia
  • The Netherlands
Through their dedication and effort in research and development, UPL Philippines has become one of the trusted suppliers of agrochemical inputs by local suppliers. This we continue to improve by developing and registering new formulations of existing active ingredients including unique and innovative product chemistry.

They are also an active member of the CropLife Philippines Inc., (belonging to CropLife International), which enthusiastically helps improve the productivity of Filipino farmers. The association supports innovation, research, and development in agriculture, with members consisting of companies who support the FAO conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides.

Mr. William Jany, Clarke International Saint Charles, IL, USA

UPL Philippines was established in 2012 operating mainly on the distribution of agrochemicals holding registrations and inventory for domestic demand. In our 5 years in the market, we have experienced significant growth by building a strong product portfolio and providing value-added services in key market segments such as the General trade (rice, mango, upland and lowland vegetables, corn, sugarcane, etc.) and Plantation (banana and pineapple).

Mr. Shyamal Majumdar, Clarke Country Manager - India, Area Regional Manager - Asia

Mr. Dave McLaughlin, Vice President of Marketing - Clarke

For more information about UPL Products follow their website at and Facebook Page

Manila Office
Unit 1506, 15th Floor Jollibee Plaza Condominium,
F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, 1605 Pasig City, Metro Manila
+63 (02) 656 6094

Davao Office
Unit 7, 3rd Floor, Metro Lifestyle Complex Corner
F. Torres Street & E. Jacinto Extension, 8000 Davao City
+63(82)282 4660

Thursday, November 26, 2020

More Than You Expect: POCO Launches the All-New Entertainment Beast POCO M3

“These tremendous results underscore consumers’ overwhelming endorsement of POCO’s brand philosophy – ‘everything you need, nothing you don’t – and we remain focused on bringing innovative technology to consumers without all the unnecessary frills. The POCO philosophy embodies an attitude we all strive for - to be different and confident. As a newly-established independent brand, we’re looking forward to continuing to deliver technology that matters in an ever-evolving world.~Kevin Qiu, Head of POCO Global

POCO establishes its global independence as it unveils its latest budget smartphone, featuring a powerful camera, 6,000 mAh battery, and FHD+ display.

Building on its renowned smartphone lineup, POCO Global today announced its independence, as well as its brand-new entry-level smartphone, POCO M3. Boasting a 48MP triple camera setup, 6,000 mAh battery, a beautiful FHD+ smartphone display, and a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 662 chipset, POCO M3 is the next “it” device for young entertainment-on-the-move enthusiasts. 

POCO M3 marks the debut of POCO Global’s M-series: the brand’s foray into an entirely new category. The new product line builds on POCO Global’s success competing with top-of-the-line flagships with its F-series, as well as the impact of its X series in the mid-range category, opening the brand up to a new set of global tech lovers. 


POCO Brand Independence
With this latest launch, POCO Global is ushering in a new era as an independent brand. This significant milestone was enabled by the overwhelming support of its global fan base, which helped the brand accomplish several notable achievements since its initial POCO F1 device debuted in 2018: 
  • The brand entered more than 35 global markets within three years; 
  • POCO F1 reached over 2.2 million shipments*; 
  • Overall, the brand has sold over 6 million* POCO phones globally.

POCO M3 - More than you expect

Superb battery life without compromises 
Equipped with the largest battery capacity in its class, POCO M3 guarantees even the most avid gamers will be fully powered to browse, connect, and stream throughout the day with its mighty 6,000mAh high charge cycle battery. The phone is expected to last over 5 days under light usage, and slightly below 3 days under moderate usage. It takes roughly 1.5 days** for the battery to be fully drained under heavy usage. Meanwhile, POCO M3 packs a punch with its specially-designed battery, built to withstand high temperatures and nearly 2.5 years** of usage without notable degradation, ensuring a long-lasting experience.  




In addition to its durability, POCO M3 provides a faster and more consistent charging speed for users on the go with its MIUI ultra battery saving mode and 18W fast charge. The device comes with a 22.5W in-box charger and supports reverse wired charging, offering enhanced convenience. 
“POCO M3 brings a truly elevated experience to our users, offering one of the largest batteries in the industry for long-lasting security. This massive battery allows you to spend more time doing the things you love, including streaming, listening to music, and recording videos using the triple camera setup. We’re flipping the device category on its head with POCO M3, providing more than you expect at every level.” ~Angus Ng, Head of Product Marketing, POCO Global

Stunning display for endless entertainment
A true entertainment beast, POCO M3 sports a 6.53” FHD+ Dot Drop display with 2340x1080 high resolution, along with an impressive 1,500:1 contrast ratio and 19.5:9 aspect ratio for a dazzling edge-to-edge viewing experience. Its Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 front screen offers ample protection against drops and scratches, while its anti-fingerprint textured back cover provides a secure grip and superior light-weight feel. POCO M3 is equipped with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor that enables a minimalistic front screen design without compromising user accessibility. 

POCO M3 is easy on the eyes in more ways than one – it’s TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certified, meaning users can watch hours of content with minimal eye strain. Boasting a dual speaker system with a dust blaster, POCO M3 provides superior sound with powerful bass for an immersive indoor entertainment experience. 

48MP triple camera set-up with bonus photography features 
Ready to take your photography skills to the next level, POCO M3 flaunts an attractively priced  48MP triple camera on the smartphone market, supported by a 2MP macro camera and 2MP depth sensor. Meanwhile, your selfie game is sure to stay strong thanks to the device’s 8MP selfie camera. 

And the fun only continues with POCO M3’s creative new software offerings. Movie frame gives photos a cinematic flavor, while Time-lapse leverages various speed values to capture different scenes. Night Mode enhances photos taken in dark environments by boosting the color contrast, while Color focus can make specific tones pop so you can stand out like a stud. Capturing killer moments and upping your social game has never been easier! 






Delivering brilliant mobile performance without breaking the bank 
Featuring a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 662 processor, POCO M3 delivers a brilliant experience never seen before in this price tier. With Qualcomm® Adreno™ 610 GPU, you’ll get a smooth gaming and video experience – and the opportunity to store high-quality photos at half the size. POCO M3’s 11nm processor delivers higher performance, less heat production, and lower power consumption, making it a must-have device in its category. With its UFS storage promising higher performance, speed, and multitasking, you will edge out the competition when it comes to opening apps and games quicker than your opponent. 



Experience effortless entertainment from the palm of your hand with the smooth operating system. The MIUI Game Booster allows you to track CPU and GPU usage in real-time, while the voice changer brings a little spice to your gaming experience. What’s more is you can cast your screen onto an external monitor, making sure your friends can join in on the fun.

Distinguish yourself from the others with a unique design
At less than 200g, POCO M3 delivers a stylish design that won’t weigh you down. The device comes in Cool Blue, POCO Yellow, and Power Black, and in a material that ensures you won’t lose your grip. The redesigned side-mounted fingerprint scanner is easily accessible allowing you to unlock your phone in a jiffy, and includes a smaller groove and rounded corners to minimize sharp edges. POCO M3 also offers 20% more battery life with its 6,000 mAh battery weighing less than competitors.

Pricing and Availability
POCO M3 will be available in The Philippines in two variants – 4GB+64GB and 4GB+128GB, in Cool Blue, POCO Yellow, and Power Black. From November 27, both variants will be available for purchase online exclusively on Xiaomi Official Store Global on Lazada at a price of PHP 6,990 and PHP 7,990 respectively. 
As part of the first sale in The Philippines, a 48-hour deal for both variants will be available on November 27 and 28 at early bird prices of PHP 5,990 (4GB+64GB) and PHP 6,990 (4GB+128GB), a PHP 1,000 price drop from their recommended retail prices.
In addition, those who purchase POCO M3 on November 27 from 00:00 to 02:00 will receive a free gift, Mi In-Ear Headphones Basic Piston Earphone, while stocks last.

Product images available here.

Product one-pager available here.

About POCO
POCO is an independent brand born out of Xiaomi Corporation. As of now, POCO has entered more than 35 global markets within three years. Overall, the brand has sold over 6 million POCO phones globally. 
Its initial product release in 2018 – POCO F1 – swiftly propelled the brand in popularity among technology enthusiasts and media, all thanks to its incredible performance, reaching over 2.2 million shipments. Currently, POCO has an independent product, sales, and marketing team, and shares resources from Xiaomi in manufacturing and after-sales.
POCO is a consumer technology brand, based on the philosophy of 'Everything you need, nothing you don't' with a key focus on its POCO fans’ requirements. It's built on the relentless pursuit of technology which its fans truly need, thus democratizing decision making and continuous product updates to ensure relevance.