How to Control Fungal Diseases in Paddy with UPL Saaf

UPL Saaf for Fungal Diseases in Paddy: Fungal diseases are common in any crop, so does in paddy. There are a wide range of disease that attacks paddy. That includes blast, sheath blast, false smut, sheath rot, etc. Most of these diseases cause a huge yield loss to the farmer. This in turn results in a loss in income which no farmer wants. Hence farmers have to use appropriate agro chemical fungicides to control these fungal diseases in the rice field. One of the fungal diseases that affect the rice crop is blast. To control this disease by fungus, UPL company has come up with Saaf product. This not controls rice blast but also many other fungal diseases in rice. Hence here we are going to know the technical name, recommended dosage per liter, and other such info of UPL Saaf.

UPL Saaf for Fungal Disease
UPL Saaf for Fungal Disease

UPL Saaf for Fungal Diseases in Rice Cultivation:

Chemical Composition: This product Saaf is one of a kind fungicide. It is a combination product which has technicals Mancozeb 63% + Carbendazim 12% WP. Because of these two molecules, it is very effective against a number of diseases caused by the fungus,

Recommended Dose: As per the company, 300gm per acre or 750gm per hectare is an ideal dose. You can increase the dose but never decrease the dosage of Saaf as it might not give you good results.

Target Disease: UPL is recommending this product Saaf for blast of rice. It can also control other fungal diseases when you use it as a seed treatment.

Mode of Action: Saaf is a combination product. Mancozeb is a Contact fungicide where it acts from the outside of the plant body. While Carbendazim is a systemic fungicide where it attacks the fungus from inside the plant body.

Time of Application: You have to apply this product saaf when you see the disease incidence. It also works as a preventive for some fungal diseases. You can also use Saaf as seed treatment.

Method of Application: Spraying is the best method of application for rice blast. You can also broadcast after 20-25 Days after transplantation to control sheath blight and other fungal diseases.

Packing Available: 20g, 100g, 250g, 500g, 1kg

Toxicity Label: Saaf is a green label product that is slightly toxic in nature.

Antidote: There is no specific antidote available for this UPL Saaf. If inhaled or ingested, treat symptomatically.

UPL Saaf for Fungal Diseases
UPL Saaf for Fungal Diseases

Benefits of Saaf:

  • Broad spectrum systemic fungicide
  • Both Systemic and Contact
  • Safe to applicator
  • Cost-effective as the price of UPL Saaf is affordable


  • One has to use protective gear while using this agro chemical.
  • One should not eat, drink, chew and smoke while using this insecticide.
  • Keep this product away from foodstuff and animal feed.
  • Do avoid direct contact with the mouth, eyes, and skin.

This is all about the UPL Saaf for Paddy Fungal Diseases. Hope you got the information that you are searching for the agro chemical Saaf of UPL.