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Plant nutrients to improve yield, lower fertiliser consumption

A city-based agro-chemical company has developed two plant nutrients Allwin Wonder and Allwin Top that it claims would help increase the yield and reduce fertiliser intake by upto 25 per cent.



Chennai: A city-based agro-chemical company
has developed two plant nutrients Allwin Wonder and Allwin Top
that it claims would help increase the yield and reduce
fertiliser intake by upto 25 per cent.

"The two nutrients can achieve yield increase of 20-25
per cent, fertiliser reduction leading to subsidy saving,
foreign exchange saving and fertiliser runoff mitigation apart
from reducing import of pulses, oils seeds and sugar", said
Sree Ramcides Managing Director R Padmanabhan.

Allwin Wonder helps develop deep tap root, ramiferrous
fibrous roots and secondary and territory roots, making
absorption from soil to plant very efficient, thereby
reducing or minimising leach and fertiliser runoff.

Allwin Top when used as foliar applicant triggers
activities in leaves and increases chlorophyl, which absorbs
fertiliser from soil more,thereby minimising runoff and leach.

Padmanabhan said the nutrient had been tested on pulses,
cereals, cotton and oilseeds and the results have been
`exceedingly good`. He said these nutrients were developed in
the company`s R&D lab, approved by Department for Scientific
and Industrial Research.

Punjab Agriculture University, which conducted trials
with Allwin Top on cotton crop had confirmed that 25 per cent
fertiliser was saved with the same yield level, said S
Sundaresan, the Agriculture scientist Vice-President (Research
and Development) of Sree Ramcides Private Ltd.

He said the patent application for the products was in
the final stages of processing. The company is awaiting the
products` inclusion under the Fertiliser Control Order by the
Agriculture Ministry, which is required to distribute them
through the network of distributors, said Padmanabhan.

Besides Tamil Nadu, the products are also being
registered as speciality fertiliser in Thailand, Malaysia,
Philippines, Mexico, Brazil and US, he said.

The company has offered to make a presentation on the two
nutrients to the Union Department of Agriculture and
Cooperation, in response to the latter`s notification calling
for strategies and action plans to increase agriculture
production, he said.

"We have sent the results of field trials and sought ad
hoc approval for the Allwin series so that it will help our
country tide over pulse, oilseeds, sugarcane and other crop
deficit," he added.

EID Parry, with more than 10 sugar factories, is
supplying Allwin Wonder to its registered cane growers at 50
per cent subsidy following successful in house trials, he
said.

PTI

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