The urea-free coir-pith compost produced using cocomposting technology is available at ICAR-CPCRl under the brand name 'Kalpa Soil Care'.
The vermicompost produced from coconut leaves using the technology developed at ICAR-CPCRI is now available by the trade name ‘Kalpa Organic gold’
Farm-based method for bioinoculant production. ‘Kera Probio’, a talc formulation of Bacillus megaterium, effective for raising robust coconut seedlings has been developed at ICAR-CPCRI.
Farm-based method for bioinoculant production.A farmer-friendly method for mass-production of bioinoculants utilizing a blend of mature coconut water, rice gruel and biochar, which are locally available, was standardized. Using this method, contaminant-free bioinoculants can be mass-produced from starter cultures by farmers themselves, on their own farm, for immediate field application.
ICAR-CPCRI has found a potent green muscardine fungus, Metarhizium anisopliae that could control the beetle. Spores of M. anisopliae enter on cuticular contact and kill the grubs in a fortnight. A dosage of 5×1011 spores per cubic metre of pest breeding material is recommended for field application.
Biological suppression of coconut black headed caterpillar Opisina arenosella .The leaf eating black headed caterpillar Opisina arenosella is a serious pest of coconut palm causing significant yield I ss in aU the coconut growing tracts of India. larval parasitoids Bracon hebetor and Goniozus neph(l1Itidis were carried out in pest affected gardens.
Beetles were caught in the pheromone traps varied with concentrations, 98 and 108 rhinoceros beetles were caught in pheromone traps baited with pheromone lure 750 and 1000 mg concentrations, respectively, and were found significantly superior than other treatments.
Nanomatrix loaded pheromone trap was found to be effective in trapping red palm weevil of coconut.
Trichoderma a genus under Ascomycotina, has gained immense importance since last few decades due to its biological control ability against several plant pathogens. In addition, the increased growth response induced by Trichoderma species has also been reported for much kind of crops.
Trichoderma Coir Pith Cake and cup formulation (TCPC) for management of bud rot disease of coconut and stem canker and seedling blight disease of cocoa.A technology has been developed to prepare a Trichoderma formulation viz., Trichoderma coir pith cake & cup (TCPC) using coir pith, 'maida' flour and Trichoderma harzianum (CPCRI TR 28) biomass.