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Micronutrients India


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Victus Agriculture Brochure 2011

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Micronutrients India

  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. 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
  4. 4. Crop productivity in India Factors needing attention  Soil health and nutrient management  Water management  Seed management  Farm mechanization
  5. 5. Soil health and nutrient management
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Current Scenario Source: Economic Times, May 5th 2011
  9. 9. Micronutrient deficiency in Indian soils is increasing Many experiments have proven significant increase in yields by providing secondary and micronutrients along with NPK nutrients
  10. 10. Total Market of Agricultural Inputs ~ 150 Billion USD Fertilizers Specialty Plant Nutrition 22% Pesticides 2% 76% Source: New Ag International, Products and Trends, June 2010Specialty Plant Nutrition cannot be sold like fertilizers
  11. 11. Specialty Plant Nutrition 44% 44% Micronutrients Biostimulants Water soluble fertilizers 12% Source: New Ag International, Products and Trends, June 2010Specialty Plant Nutrition needs specific applicationschedule for target crops
  12. 12. Specialty Fertilizers Plant Pesticides Nutrition NUTRITION PROTECTIONSpecialty Plant Nutrition has a role in plant protection
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Improving productivity by Integrated Nutrient ManagementN P K + Ca Mg S + B Cu Fe Mn Zn Mo Closing the nutrient gap through balanced fertilization
  16. 16. Improving productivity by Integrated Nutrient ManagementN P K + Ca Mg S + B Cu Fe Mn Zn Mo Closing the nutrient gap through balanced fertilization
  17. 17. Products for improving soil fertility TeraBase Teracare RootStim
  18. 18. Soil health and nutrient management Victus Soil Fertility Program
  19. 19. Foliar Products for improving crop nutrient status CalJet MicroJet FloZiB
  20. 20. specialized micronutrient mix for enhanced foliar uptakeand translocation of micronutrients MicroJet spray droplets optimized for foliar uptake
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. Victus Specialty Crop CareRole 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
  23. 23. EmerJet Seed Nutrition Solution for Enhanced Emergence and Root Growth of Agricultural Crops Benefits of healthy nutrition made available to seeds 1. Faster Germination 2. Improved root growth and development 3. Enhanced plant vigor and growth 4. Ability to tolerate stress and improved disease resistance 5. Enhanced yield
  24. 24. 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 rootsamino acids for efficient root establishment  Counteracts adverse soil conditions  Increase insect and disease resistance
  25. 25. Nutrition for a healthy start EmerJet promotes rapid emergence when applied as a seed treatment. Helps in rapid plant development, enhanced productivity and early harvests. RootStim treated transplants exhibit good root development with more secondary roots, increased root hair proliferation and higher root density.
  26. 26. 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.
  27. 27. Foliar Products for improving crop productivity under stress Stress Biotechnology Biotic Stress Fortress is an 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.
  28. 28. Agricultural SurfactantsUltraWet Surfact-V
  29. 29. 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 SurfactantSurface Active Agents; usually lowers the surface tension of spray solution
  30. 30. 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.
  31. 31. Effective spray depends on Spray droplets Repellence Adhesion Spray retention Spreading Uptake Spray retention Lower surface tension lower repellence characteristics
  32. 32. 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
  33. 33. 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
  34. 34. Surfact-V multi component surfactant system Spreader, Sticker, Anti-dryingWater droplet Water droplet + Surfact-V Enhances water wettability 450 Reduces the contact angle Even spreading over leaf surface Displaces air molecules over leaf surface
  35. 35. Exploring inside the leafWaxy coating (hydrophobic) on the leaf surface makes it difficult to retain the spray droplets Cuticle Upper epidermis PalisadeNote: mesophyll cellsCuticle is presenton both sides of Bundle sheath cellsthe 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.  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
  37. 37. Spray droplet properties without surfactant Spray droplet properties with sticking agent
  38. 38. Spray droplet properties with Surfact-V
  39. 39. Victus Agricultural SurfactantsWithout Surfact-V With Surfact-V (Surfact-V @ 35 ml/100 litre water)‫‏‬
  40. 40. UltraWet Product Profile
  41. 41. 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
  42. 42. UltraWet ChallengeCan your surfactant spread water dropletson any foliar surface?To visualize the spreading effect ofUltraWet we recommend you to place adrop of water on a leaf surface and adda small droplet of UltraWet to the waterdrop. The spreading also results inpenetration of the foliar spray into theleaf.To know more request videodemonstration CD of foliar spreadingand penetration demo.
  43. 43. 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