Agriculture Brochure 2009 - Victus

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Agriculture Brochure 2009 - Victus Labs
Food Security-Crop Productivity in India-Fertilizer Use-Integrated Nutrient Management- Role of nutrition in pest and disease resistance- Products for improving soil fertility-Stress Biotechnology-Agricultural Surfactants-BioWish

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Agriculture Brochure 2009 - Victus

  1. 1. Victus Agriculture Brochure Victus Laboratories India Private Limited
  2. 2. About Us TM  Victus is a Latin word meaning ‘to nourish’  Victus Labs core competency is nutrition, disease and pest management  We offer specialized products for agriculture
  3. 3. Working towards food security  The world population was 2 billion during 1950’s  World population during 2009 is 6.5 billion
  4. 4. Working towards food security “We should use organic agriculture and promote it, but you cannot feed six billion people today and nine billion in 2050 without judicious use of chemical fertilizers.” - Jacques Diouf, FAO Director-General, Dec 2007
  5. 5. Crop productivity in India Let’s take the example of paddy cultivation in India Highest productivity – Punjab Average Yield - 3.69 Tonnes/Hectare Lowest productivity – Madhya Pradesh Average Yield - 1.00 Tonnes/Hectare World’s Highest – 8-10 Tonnes/Hectare
  6. 6. Crop productivity in India Maize cultivation in India Highest productivity – Andhra Pradesh Average Yield - 3.44 Tonnes/Hectare Lowest productivity – Uttar Pradesh Average Yield - 1.39 Tonnes/Hectare World’s Highest – 10 Tonnes/Hectare Request our Project Maize 2009 Brochure for additional information
  7. 7. Crop productivity in India Groundnut cultivation in India Highest productivity – Gujarat Average Yield - 2.23 Tonnes/Hectare Lowest productivity – Karnataka Average Yield - 0.58 Tonnes/Hectare World’s Highest – 3.5 Tonnes/Hectare
  8. 8. Crop productivity in India Factors needing attention  Soil health and nutrient management  Water management  Seed management  Farm mechanization
  9. 9. Soil health and nutrient management Soil health depends on  Physical fertility  Chemical fertility  Biological fertility
  10. 10. Soil health and nutrient management
  11. 11. Food demand is driven by population growth and land scarcity People fed per hectare 1960 – 2 people 1995 – 4 people 2025 – 5 people
  12. 12. Agricultural production at present is roughly 90% dependent on oil inputs; Farming inputs are literally petroleum based. Petroleum geologists say that the world is facing peak world oil production. Did you know this? If all the countries in the world ate the way the American eats, humanity would exhaust all known global fossil-fuel reserves in just seven years. - Harpers Magazine, February 2004. www.harpers.org/Theoilweeat.html.
  13. 13. Food grain production in India is becoming stagnant Up to 1997-1998: Fertilizer consumption (N,P, K) = Food grain production From 1998-Now: Fertilizer consumption (N,P, K) ≠ Food grain production
  14. 14. Extent of nutrient deficiency in Indian Soils 50% of soil samples analyzed have high Potassium deficiency 25% of soil samples analyzed have high Sulphur deficiency 49% of soil samples analyzed are deficient in Zinc, 33% in Boron and 12% in Iron
  15. 15. Micronutrient deficiency in Indian soils is increasing Many experiments have proven significant increase in yields by providing secondary and micronutrients along with NPK nutrients
  16. 16. Fertilizer Use in India in comparison to other countries Fertilizer Usage Average yield of food grains India: 105 Kg/Ha India: 2100 Kg/Ha China: 275 Kg/Ha China: 4800 Kg/Ha Egypt: 471 Kg/Ha Egypt: 7250 kg/Ha
  17. 17. Improving productivity by Integrated Nutrient Management N P K + Ca Mg S + B Cu Fe Mn Zn Mo Closing the nutrient gap through balanced fertilization
  18. 18. Improving productivity by Integrated Nutrient Management N P K + Ca Mg S + B Cu Fe Mn Zn Mo Closing the nutrient gap through balanced fertilization
  19. 19. Role of balanced nutrition in pest and disease resistance Most important nutrients for disease resistance K Ca S B Cu Mn Indirectly involved in disease resistance Zn Some facts K involved in mobilization of plant defense system increases cuticle thickness Ca fortifies middle lamella slows the degradation by pathogens B involved in metabolism of phenolics
  20. 20. Products for improving soil fertility TeraBase Teracare RootStim
  21. 21. Victus Specialty Crop Care Role of RootStim during germination and establishment  Increase germination rate  Uniform plant emergence  Improved seedling vigor  Improved transplant vigor and stress tolerance Concentrated humic acid (40%) and  Increase root biomass, establish healthy roots amino acids for efficient root establishment  Counteracts adverse soil conditions  Increase insect and disease resistance
  22. 22. Soil health and nutrient management Victus Soil Fertility Program
  23. 23. Foliar Products for improving crop nutrient status CalJet MicroJet
  24. 24. specialized micronutrient mix for enhanced foliar uptake and translocation of micronutrients MicroJet spray droplets optimized for foliar uptake
  25. 25. Surfactant based delivery system Uniform suspension of micronutrients unlike conventional foliar micronutrients. Fully soluble in water prevents evaporation promotes leaf adhesion promotes spreading efficient absorption
  26. 26. Victus Specialty Crop Care Role of CalJet and MicroJet during flowering and reproduction  Shorten time to flowering  Increase number of reproductive buds ( flowers / fruiting positions)  Increase bud strength/viability  Increase pollination (pollen tube growth, transfer of pollen into stigma)  Reduce flower and fruit abortion
  27. 27. Foliar Products for improving crop productivity under stress Stress Biotechnology Abiotic Stress Celer is a specialized product for abiotic stress management in crops. Celer contains amino acids in a concentrated formulation unlike other diluted liquid formulations, providing easy to assimilate building blocks for protein synthesis. Celer enhances the protein synthesis and promotes cell division and cell expansion. It improves plant vigor and helps to withstand stress conditions. Celer improves shelf life and yield of fruits and vegetables.
  28. 28. Foliar Products for improving crop productivity under stress Stress Biotechnology Biotic Stress Fortress is a elicitor based product for biotic stress management. Fortress improves the uptake and utilization of plant nutrients and assists in the process of photosynthesis. Fortress improves the overall plant rigidity by enriching the cell wall. Fortress enhances resistance to infiltration by fungal pathogens and sap sucking pests.
  29. 29. Agricultural Surfactants UltraWet Surfact-V
  30. 30. Agricultural Surfactants Adjuvant (Definition)‫‏‬ A material added to a tank mix solution to aid or modify the action of an agrichemical or the physical characteristics of the mixture Adjuvant may be a surfactant, drift control agent, water conditioner, etc Surfactant Surface Active Agents; usually lowers the surface tension of spray solution
  31. 31. Contact angle • “Contact angle” (CA) is a profile measurement of a drop of water in contact with a solid surface. • When a surfactant (wetting agent) is introduced into the solution, the surface tension is reduced and the water droplet becomes flatter. • Lower the CA, the greater the spreading and coverage properties • Water has a CA of 93 degrees. A typical surfactant influences the contact angle 30-45 degrees, and UltraWet can reduce contact angles to 25 degrees or less.
  32. 32. Effective spray depends on Spray droplets Repellence Adhesion  Spray retention  Spreading  Uptake Spray retention Lower surface tension lower repellence characteristics
  33. 33. Qualities required for a superior foliar surfactant system Non ionic nature: contains no charge, does not react with active ingredient Superior retention: The spray droplet has to transfer its flight energy to the surface within milliseconds Superior spreading: Increases wettability of foliar surface ensuring better coverage
  34. 34. Qualities required for a superior foliar surfactant system Factors influencing the foliar uptake:  Plant cuticle (e.g. species, growth stage, growing conditions)‫‏‬  Active ingredient (e.g. size and solubility)‫‏‬  Environmental conditions (e.g. temperature, relative humidity, wind, rain)‫‏‬  Formulation system
  35. 35. Exploring inside the leaf Waxy coating (hydrophobic) on the leaf surface makes it difficult to retain the spray droplets Cuticle Upper epidermis Palisade Note: mesophyll cells Cuticle is present on both sides of Bundle sheath cells the leaf surface Xylem Phloem Lower epidermis Spongy mesophyll cells Guard cells Stomata Point to note: Cuticle 1 cm = 10 mm 1mm= 1/1000 μm (micron)‫‏‬ 1 μm = 1/1000 nm (nano)‫‏‬ Stomata when open, size = 50-100 μm ; cuticular pore sizes are in nanometers
  36. 36. Spray droplet properties without surfactant
  37. 37. Spray droplet properties with sticking agent
  38. 38.  Foliar sprays without high quality surfactants mostly enter into the leaf through stomatal opening.  Our surfactants help the foliar spray droplets to be retained in the leaf surface and get in through cuticular pores
  39. 39. UltraWet Product Profile
  40. 40. UltraWet superior non-ionic surfactant  Lower surface tension than conventional non-ionic surfactants  Lower spray volume and lower active ingredients usage rates  Greater coverage over the leaf surface  Increased plant penetration  Enhanced cohesion  Shorter drying time  Reduced rainfall degradation
  41. 41. UltraWet Challenge Can your surfactant spread water droplets on any foliar surface? To visualize the spreading effect of UltraWet we recommend you to place a drop of water on a leaf surface and add a small droplet of UltraWet to the water drop. The spreading also results in penetration of the foliar spray into the leaf. To know more request video demonstration CD of foliar spreading and penetration demo.
  42. 42. Surfact-V multi component surfactant system Spreader, Sticker, Anti-drying Water droplet Water droplet + Surfact-V Enhances water wettability 450 Reduces the contact angle Even spreading over leaf surface Displaces air molecules over leaf surface
  43. 43. Spray droplet properties with Surfact-V
  44. 44. Victus Agricultural Surfactants Without Surfact-V With Surfact-V (Surfact-V @ 35 ml/100 litre water)‫‏‬
  45. 45. Victus Agricultural Surfactants Without Surfact-V With Surfact-V (Surfact-V @ 35 ml/100 litre water)‫‏‬
  46. 46. Victus labs does extensive field campaigns, educates farmers about improving soil organic matter, role of humus in crop productivity, importance of macro and micro nutrients in agriculture, stress and disease management.
  47. 47. Our field staffs undergo intensive training in improving soil fertility, nutrient and disease management
  48. 48. Contact Us Victus Laboratories India Private Limited, # 75 Gowtham Apartments, Sundaresa Layout (Opp-Rainbow Manor), Trichy Road, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, INDIA- 641018 Phone : +91-422-4391916 Fax : +91-422-4391915 www.victuslabs.com

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