The promotion of Agri- inputs such as seed/fertilizer/machinery etc… is one of the main objectives of ESAF Cooperative. ESAF Cooperative can support the livelihood of a large number of its members, through the supply of Agriculture inputs and the promotion of scientific farming. Bio-Inputs can be used intermittently with chemical fertilizer as part of scientific farming, which in turn give better yield without deteriorating the quality of soil
Chemical fertilizers have played a significant role in Indian agriculture, facilitating green revolution and making the country self-reliant in food production. However unscientific usage of chemical inputs shall disturb the soil health, leading to acidification, micro-nutrient depletion, soil degradation, food crop health and lower crop yield and quality. Besides, excess usage of chemical fertilizers may contribute to environmental risks like increase in global warming, ground and surface water pollution etc. In view of this, it is desirable to adopt scientific farming that provides eco-technological stability, sustainable agriculture and better pest and nutrient management.
ESAF Cooperative promotes a range Biological fertilizers & Organic Agri inputs produced by ESAF Swasraya Producers Company Ltd., a subsidiary organization of ESAF Cooperative using the state of art production facility in Palakkad
Microbial Mixture (AMC) is a liquid microbial product contains Nitrogen fixing, Phosphates, Potassium & Zinc (PK &Zn) solubilising and plant growth promoting bacterial strains. This can be applied through seed, soil, water and nursery media like coco peat.
Technology developed by Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (ICAR-IIHR, Govt. of India. Bangalore)
Seed Treatment: 10-20 ml of Microbial Mixture should be mixed with 20 ml rice gruel to make a slurry. Seeds (100-200gr) can be mixed with this slurry. Care should be taken to ensure a uniform coating of the slurry on the seed surface. Treated seeds should be shade dried for 30 minutes and sown within 24 hrs.
Cocopeat enrichment: 1 lit of Microbial Mixture (AMC) is sufficient to enrich 1000kg of cocopeat. A suspension of AMC (20ml/Lit) can be applied with a rose can onto the cocopeat. The enriched material can be stabilized overnight prior to filling in portrays.
Soil Drenching: 3 lit of Microbial Mixture (AMC) is required for inoculating crops raised on one acre of land. For transplanted crops, MM can be suspended in water @20ml/Lit and applied near the root zone & can spray on leaf from 7 to 10 days after transplantation. For direct sown crops, root zone drenching can be done between the 4th to 7th day after sowing.
Fertigation: For fertigation or drip irrigation , 3 Lit of MM can applied through drip for 1 acre & recommended to use at an interval of 50-60 days. Also need to spray (20ml/Lit) over the leaf for better result.
Ginger special is a crop specific micronutrient foliar spray for higher yield in Ginger for soils above pH7.
It is a research formulation of Indian Institute of Spices Research (IISR), Calicut, Kerala
How to Use: For one hectare, mix 3 kg of the powder in 600 litres (5gr/Lit) of water and mix thoroughly before spraying. Start first spray at 30-45 days after planting and repeat after every 45 days till 6th month, preferably between 6 – 11 a.m. or 4-6 p.m. Use Ginger Rich or ginger crop in soils above pH7 and get yield increase up to 15-20%.
Warning: To be sprayed alone, do not mix with any other plant protection chemicals (pesticides, fungicide etc.)
BIOCEDAR Banana Special crop specific micro nutrient foliar spray is exclusive for higher yield in banana crop.
lt is a research formulation of I.I.H.R. Bangaluru.
A Bio Protector against plant pests & Recommended for all crops.
It strengthens the plants against pest & Insects. It reduces the pest infections significantly.
Its effective against Mealy bugs, Worms, White flies, Termites, Mites & Thrips.
Dosage:5 gr / lit spray & drenching, for Grubs do basal application along with Neem cake.
Do not mix with chemicals.
Content:Beauveria bassiana (1.15% W.P)
A crop specific micronutrient foliar spray for higher yield in cardamom.
It is a research formulation of ICAR – Indian Institute of Spices Research, Kozhikode.
How to Use:Dissolve one kg of the mixture in 200 litres of water, mix thoroughly, filter and spray. Spray twice in a year at May - June and August - September, preferably between 6.00-11.00 a.m. and 4.00 to 6.00p.m. The yield increase expected is up to10-15%.
Warning:To be sprayed alone, do not mix with any other plant protection chemicals (pesticides, fungicide etc). *Patent filed by IISR, Calicut
Dosage:Spray – 1 ml/lit
Note:Shake well before use; always use spreading agents for better results
Paecilomyces Lilacinus controls the root knot nematodes which damages the root system & destroy the entire plant.
It is an organic formulation very effective in crop health management and increasing yield of crops. It increases plant resistance against the attack of Nematodes.
Soil Applications:2 kg Paecilomyces is mixed with 200 kg of neem cake or 500 kg of vermicompost or 1000 kg of compost. Keep it for 4 days under shadow with minimal moisture and apply it in soil around the roots
Drenching:Take 5 gr of paecilomyces and mix with 1 lit of water and apply near the roots.
It contains Mycorrhiza, Fulvic acid, Macro & Micro nutrients and proprietary constituents essential for plant growth. Recommended for all crops
Dosage: 2-3 kg / acre
Effective against Sucking pests, Aphids, Mealy bugs, Mites , Trips & Leaf minors
Note: Shake well before use; always use spreading agents for better results
Dosage: Spray - 2 ml/ lit. Add spreading agents for better result