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Biofertilizers(Phase  I: 2014-19) and Biocontrol agents:Biopesticdes (Phase II: 2014-19)

Growing concerns about the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides on environmental health, safety to human beings and destruction of non-target pests have led to the development of biological fertilizers and pesticides. At present, Organic farming practices are booming and farmers are getting awareness in using bio-agri inputs.

Biofertilizers (Core Support Programme (Phase  I: 2014-19)

The Biofertilizers like Azotobactor chroococcum, Azospirillum sp. and Rhizobium sp., .Pseudomonas putida and P.fluorescens, phosphate solubilising bacteria, Bacillus spp were introduced to farmers to enhance the yield of  crops and to minimize the use of synthetic fertilizers. .. Farmers are being trained to produce P. fluorescens and T. viride using a simple method  using low cost medium  in their backyards. 

Biopesticdes ( Core Support Programme – Phase II: 2014-19

 Bacillus thuringiensis was isolated from rice field soil collected from  Aatoor near Nagarcoil, TamiNadu. This particular strain is toxic to lepidopteran type of pests like rice leaf folder, stem borer, . Helicoverpa armigera and Spodoptera armigera, Amaranthus leaf feeder, and Nanthiyavattai leaf feeder. This has been formulated as liquid concentrate as well as wettable powder .and found to be effective in controlling the pests. Bacillus methylotrophicus and Bacillus amyloliquefasciens were isolated from organic manures   and tested for their antimicrobial activity against various plant pathogens. These two bacterial species were found to inhibit many plant fungal pathogens. These three Bacillus spp are being evaluated in the field.


Developed By: Shri AMM Murugappa Chettiar Research Centre (MCRC)

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Technologies In "Agriculture And Animal Husbandry" Category

Bio-pesticides Production at HH level as well as CBOs level Biocompost /Vermiculture production technology using local business Production of Organic Turmeric and value addition on the harvested products Integrated Farming System for better livelihood through participatory approach in Semi Arid area SWI method of Wheat cultivation and SMI method of maize cultivation

Technologies Developed By "Shri AMM Murugappa Chettiar Research Centre (MCRC)"

Development of rapid cost effective testing methods to identify whether the crop has been grown organically(Phase II: 2014-19). Fortified Panchagavya(Phase II: 2014-19) Promotion of domestication and cultivation of promising medicinal plants (Phase I: 2009-14) Quantitative and qualitative Improvements in natural Indigo ( 2009-2014) Integrated Solar system to water lifting, chiller & drier, and lighting (Phase II: 2014-19).