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ORGANIC AND OTHER INPUTS FOR FARMING

Kalpa Soil Care (urea free coir pith composting)

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Kalpa Soil Care (urea free coir pith composting)

The urea-free coir-pith compost produced using cocomposting technology is available at ICAR-CPCRl under the brand name 'Kalpa Soil Care'.

Kalpa Organic Gold (vermicomposting of coconut leaves)

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Kalpa Organic Gold (vermicomposting of coconut leaves)

The vermicompost produced from coconut leaves using the technology developed at ICAR-CPCRI is now available by the trade name ‘Kalpa Organic gold’

Kera Probio (Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) for coconut)

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Kera Probio (Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) for coconut)

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.

Cocao Probio (PGPR for cocoa)

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Cocao Probio (PGPR for cocoa)

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.

Metarhizium anisopliae , the green Muscardine fungus against Rhinoceros beetle

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Metarhizium anisopliae , the green Muscardine fungus against Rhinoceros beetle

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.

Goniozus nephantidis-the parasitoid of coconut black headed caterpillar

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Goniozus nephantidis-the parasitoid of coconut black headed caterpillar

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.

Nano matrix for enhancing effectiveness of pheromones used for Rhinoceros beetle

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Nano matrix for enhancing effectiveness of pheromones used for Rhinoceros beetle

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.

Nano matrix for enhancing effectiveness of pheromones used for Red Palm Weevil

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Nano matrix for enhancing effectiveness of pheromones used for Red Palm Weevil

Nanomatrix loaded pheromone trap was found to be effective in trapping red palm weevil of coconut.

Trichoderma against MTA

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Trichoderma against MTA

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 cake

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Trichoderma cake

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.