||Name of technology developed
||A novel method of storing and delivering PGPR/ Microbes through biocapsules
- Easy and reliable technology of storing and delivering PGPR bioagents in hard gelatin capsule termed as biocapsule. It is a preparation of viable microbial agents in a capsule form.
- Technology details handed over to AgrInnovate India ltd. and ABI, ICRISAT for commercialization. Process for PCT filing is initiated.
- 20 capsule as against 20 kg of talc formulation.
- Applicable to all kinds of PGPR/ microbes.
- Enhances nutrient mobilization and use efficiency, growth and yield and provides protection against diseases at a negligible cost.
- Ecologically safe technology (no harmful byproducts, less amount of inorganic and inert material) with reduced cost of production.
- Easy transportation.
- Reduces the manpower requirement due to longevity of product.
- Does not require any refrigerated condition for storage, hence save energy.
||Micronutrient mix for spice crops
- These are the micronutrient compositions for supplying essential nutrients and promoting growth in spices. 40-55% of soils are moderately deficient in micronutrients like Zinc, while 25-30% is deficient in Boron. Deficiency of other micronutrients occurs in 15% of soils. The novelty of this technology augments the uptake of essential nutrient by the plants
- IISR have developed crop/soil specific i.e. ginger and turmeric (for soils with pH below and above 7), black pepper and cardamom micro nutrient mixtures for foliar application.
- Guarantees 15-25% increase in yield and quality.
- Commercialization is underway, selection of entrepreneursdone. Four Indianpatents filed and two are in draft stage.
- Improves health, quality and yield of the crops.
- Water soluble and compatible with simple or complex standard fertilizers.
- Easy transportation and long shelf life upto one year.
- Environment friendly.
- Low cost investment, cost of production -Rs 70/kg with cost benefit 1:2.5.
- Advanced package of practices for commercial utility.
||Seed coating technology for seed spices
- The present technology is a novel process of coating efficient strains of PGPR on seed spices. The components consist of live plant growth promoting rhizo bacteria(PGPR),inert material and a binding agent. The process of coating is done at particular temperature which is congenial for the organisms to survive and the coated seeds can be stored at room tempeature.
- Commercialization in the process, selection of entrepreneurs done. Trials are being conducted in vegetables and other crops in collaboration with Kerala Agricultural University. Indian patent filed.
- Applicable to all kinds of seeds (seed spices, horticultural crops) with different PGPR/ bio-control agents.
- Less quantity of seed requirement.
- Free from any storage pest incidence.
- Enhances yield from 15 to 30% compared to uncoated seeds.
- Reduces the use of weedicides.
- Can be used in organic farming (eco-friendly).
- Huge potential in seed industry.
||BiocontrolAgent - Trichoderma
Technology Name : Biocontrol agent- Trichoderma harzianum.
- For management of Phytopthorafoot rot and slow wilt diseases of black pepper, and rhizome rot of cardamom and ginger.
- Bioformulationbased on Trichodermaharzianumis made in sterilized talc powder containing minimum population of 108 CFU/gram and can be stored up to 3 months without significant reduction in viability. In black pepper 50 gram of the formulation is mixed with well decomposed farmyard manure or compost and applied to basin of the vine in the field twice a year during May-June and September-October.
- 22 companies has taken license for 1 yr agreement @Rs 1 lakhincluding toxicology data
- Rate of return: Rs. 7.5lakh/10 tonnes.
- Cost benefit: 1:3 (approx.)
- For an optimum output of 10 tonnes of biocontrolmaterial, an initial investment of Rs. 50,00,000/-is required for developing infrastructure facilities including building and equipment cost. For further production only input cost (raw materials and labour charges) is required.
||BiocontrolAgent - Pochonia
Technology Name : Biocontrol agent- Pochoniachlamydosporia.
- For management of root knot nematode(Meloidogyneincognita)infesting black pepper plants in nursery and field.
- Bioformulation based on Trichoderma harzianum is made in sterilized talc powder containing minimum population of 108 CFU/gram and can be stored up to 3 months without significant reduction in viability. In black pepper 50 gram of the formulation is mixed with well decomposed farmyard manure or compost and applied to basin of the vine in the field twice a year during May-June and September-October.
- Biocontrol agent / biofertilizer manufacturers, Farmers and corporate houses who own plantations,Traders who are involved in biofertilizer / bioagents marketing and horticultural / agriculture departments.
- Rs 1 lakhincluding toxicology data (negotiable).
- For an optimum output of 10 tonnes of biocontrol material, an initial investment of Rs.50,00,000/- is required for developing infrastructure facilities including building and equipment cost. For further production only input cost(raw materials and labour charges) is required.
||Diagnostics for viruses infecting black pepper and cardamom
- Detection of two viruses (Cucumber mosaic virus and Piper yellow mottle virus) infecting black pepper in a single step using the multiplex-PCR, for production of certified virus-free plants.
- The method uses a single tube multiplex reverse transcription (RT) coupled (Polymerase chain reaction) PCR assay (mRT-PCR) for simultaneous detection of two viruses (Cucumber mosaic virusand Piper yellow mottle virus) infecting black pepper.
- Tissue culture companies and nurseries involved in black pepper planting material production.-50 Rs/ rn.
- Investment Required (1) + (2).
- Fixed Capital:
Land & Building: Would vary
Machinery & Equipment: 25 lakhs
- Working Capital:
Raw Material and packaging material
Utilities (Water, Electricity, Steam etc):
Other Contingencies: (Maintenance)
||Microbial consortium for black pepper-Talc formulation(
- It can be applied both in black pepper nurseries and under field condition as soil drench. Roots when dipped in microbial formulation improves rooting and performance of plants.
- It can be applied both in black pepper nurseries and under field condition as soil drench or along with FYM. Roots when dipped in microbial formulation improves rooting and performance of plants.
||PGPR Talc formulation - Ginger
- GRB 35 - Bacillus amyloliquefaciens NCBI (FJ493538).
- Suspend 100g of PGPR talc formulation (109CFU/g) in 10 liters of water. Soak 5Kg of ginger rhizome bits(30g)in PGPR suspension for 1 hr prior to planting.
- The soaked rhizome can be planted on prepared beds. Drench the remaining suspension on ginger beds as a booster dose (1liter/bed).
- A second booster dose of PGPR can be given as a soil application at the rate of 1kg of talc formulation / ha as soil drench.
- This PGPR formulation is applied to rhizomes prior to planting. Booster doses of the same PGPR is given as soil drench either alone or with FYM. It enhances nutrient mobilization and use efficiency, growth and yield and provide protection against diseases at an egligible cost.