IPL Biologicals Limited contributes to better health of people and the planet. In partnership with nature, we make agriculture healthier, safer and more productive by incorporating organic farming. We provide an integrated system of specialist knowledge, safe solutions that improves crop health, resilience and production. The ongoing attempt to discover and utilize natural principles forms the backbone of IPL Biologicals’ activities. IPL Biologicals’ strength lies in its ability to turn this knowledge into practical applications which contribute to finding solutions to prevailing problems. In recent years, IPL Biologicals’ extensive know-how in micro-organisms, biostimulants and plant growth promoting bacteria has inspired countless solutions that have improved plant resilience to the point that diseases hardly stand a chance.
The present scenario in Punjab is an eye opener for extensive use of chemical pesticides. The whole issue can be avoided by adopting organic farming and through the use of biological products for farming. Organic farming basically uses chemical free products for farming. IPL Biologicals Limited, has a biological solution for pest control and is one of the largest biofertilizers, biopesticides manufacturer in the country. The biocontrol agents/microbial products includes Acetobacter sp., Bacillus subtilis, Pseudomonas fluorescens, Beauveria bassiana, Trichoderma viride, etc. The huge devastating loss of cotton crop in Punjab could have been avoided by adopting biological solution for sustainable food production. The fungal based products like Verticillium lecanii provides sustainable pest and insect control in a natural way compared to the harmful chemicals which leads to various issues like resistance development, eradication of beneficial predators etc.
Safety, convenience and reliability are important characteristics of state-of-the-art crop protection. The array of biological products developed by IPL Biologicals assure a reliable biological approach. IPL Biologicals offers a wide range of products that meets international quality standards based on many year’s practical experience. IPL Biologicals’ biological solutions help you meet your food safety requirements and offers environment friendly biological solutions for the protection of your crop.
The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2015 the International Year of Soils (IYS) (A/RES/68/232).The International Year of Soils aims to raise awareness of why soils are important for food security and the ecosystem, which comprises all plants and animals in an area.
Soils are a finite natural resource and are non-renewable on a human time scale. Soils are the foundation for food, animal feed, fuel and natural fibre production, the supply of clean water, nutrient cycling and a range of ecosystem functions. The area of fertile soils covering the world’s surface is limited and increasingly subject to degradation, poor management and loss to urbanization. Increased awareness of the life-supporting functions of soil is called for if this trend is to be reversed and so enable the levels of food production necessary to meet the demands of population levels predicted for 2050.Soils preservation and sustainable land management have become essential for reversing the trend of soil degradation and ensuring food security and a sustainable future. Individuals, organizations, industries, governments, scientists, religious institutions, artists, etc…All should contribute to save our soil, then our ecosystems and Earth as a whole.
The area of fertile soils covering the world’s surface is limited and increasingly subject to degradation, poor management and loss to urbanization. Increased awareness of the life-supporting functions of soil is called for if this trend is to be reversed and so enable the levels of food production necessary to meet the demands of population levels predicted for 2050.Soils preservation and sustainable land management have become essential for reversing the trend of soil degradation and ensuring food security and a sustainable future. Individuals, organizations, industries, governments, scientists, religious institutions, artists, etc…All should contribute to save our soil, then our ecosystems and Earth as a whole.
Soils are made up of organic remains, clay and rock particles, found on the Earth’s surface. We need soils to produce food, give clothes and build homes. Soils also store and filter water, recycle nutrients, and create a barrier against floods. The area of fertile soils covering the world’s surface is limited. Deforestation, bad agricultural practices and pollution can cause soil degradation and erosion. Soils are also trapped underground when cities keep growing in size and more buildings are made. Current soil management strategies are mainly dependent on inorganic chemical-based fertilizers, which caused a serious threat to human health and environment. Conventional agriculture plays a significant role in meeting the food demands of a growing human population, which has also led to an increasing dependence on chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Chemical fertilizers are industrially manipulated, substances composed of known quantities of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, and their exploitation causes air and ground water pollution by eutrophication of water bodies. In this regard, recent efforts have been channelized more towards the production of ‘nutrient rich high quality food’ to ensure bio-safety by using biological products for farming. The innovative view of farm production attracts the growing demand of biological based organic fertilizers, microbial products exclusive of alternative to agro-chemicals. In agriculture, encourage alternate means of soil fertilization relies on organic inputs to improve nutrient supply and conserve the field management The exploitation of beneficial microbes as a biofertilizer has become paramount importance in agriculture sector for their potential role in food safety and sustainable crop production. Biofertilizers are known to play a number of vital roles in soil fertility, crop productivity and production in agriculture as they are eco-friendly and cannot at any cost replace chemical fertilizers that are indispensable for getting maximum crop yields.
Biofertilizers (chemical free products for farming) function as key player in sustainable agriculture by improving soil fertility, plant tolerance and crop productivity. Soil management strategies are mainly dependent on inorganic chemical-based fertilizers, which caused a serious threat to human health and environment. The exploitation of beneficial microbes as a biofertilizer has become paramount importance in agriculture sector for their potential role in food safety and sustainable crop production. The eco-friendly approaches inspire a wide range of application of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPRs), endo- and ectomycorrhizal fungi, cyanobacteria and many other useful microscopic organisms led to improved nutrient uptake, plant growth and plant tolerance to abiotic and biotic stress. The knowledge gained from the literature will help us to understand the physiological bases of biofertlizers towards sustainable agriculture in reducing problems associated with the use of chemicals fertilizers.
Organic farming is one of such strategies that not only ensures food safety but also adds to the biodiversity of soil. The additional advantages of biofertilizers include longer shelf life causing no adverse effects to ecosystem. Organic farming is mostly dependent on the natural microflora of the soil which constitutes all kinds of useful bacteria and fungi including the Arbuscular Mycorrhiza Fungi (AMF) called Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria(PGPR). Biofertilizers keep the soil environment rich in all kinds of micro- and macro-nutrients via nitrogen fixation, phosphate and potassium solubilisation or mineralization, release of plant growth regulating substances, production of antibiotics and biodegradation of organic matter in the soil. When biofertilizers are applied as seed or soil inoculants, they multiply and participate in nutrient cycling and benefit crop productivity. In general,60% to 90% of the total applied fertilizer is lost and there maining 10% to 40% is taken up by plants. In this regard, microbial inoculants have paramount significance in integrated nutrient management systems to sustain agricultural productivity and healthy environment.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has been nominated to implement the IYS 2015, within the framework of the Global Soil Partnership and in collaboration with Governments and the secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. The IYS 2015 aims to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of soil for food security and essential ecosystem functions.
India is one of the agricultural based Nation with more than 58% of the population out of 1150 million, pertaining to agricultural sector. Before 1960, in India only organic farming practice was followed without chemical fertilizers and pesticides. During late 1960s, there was threaten to food security due to population raise and frequent draughts. Government of India had entered collaboration with USA for reforming farming practices by adding chemical products for cultivation, diseases and weed management. There was increase in production and productivity in chemical or conventional farming and our country was able to satisfy partly the food security. After 30-40 years, production and productivity reduced drastically with abnormal input costs and the farming sector turned to be unfavourable occupation to all concerned. Soil degradation, more diseases, uncontrollable weeds, high water consumption, unfavourable price and with several natural and manmade issues, conventional farming turned to be unworthy for farmers. The recent decade has seen a serious concern over the issue of environmental degradation and an urgent need for its sustainability has been raised. Consequently, attempts have been made by many institutions, both public as well as private, to promote sustainable growth especially in regards to the ecology. During the past, till the introduction of the ‘LPG’ in the Indian economy, Indian agriculture was largely based on traditional knowledge and practices which mainly made use of organic mode of farming techniques and it is on this past practices that the modern proposal of the promotion of organic farming is based. Perhaps, an interesting argument that can be made against this is that the present agriculture is producing enough to meet the demand of the population and even export. But at what cost is it coming ?
The introduction of a reckless chemical based agricultural policy in the recent decades has had adverse impact on the Indian agricultural practices and serious environmental concerns have been raised. Taking methodologies and practices from the west to enter the neo-liberal era and adopting to their mode of production led to the introduction of the famous ‘Green Revolution’, which was to address the issue of low productivity, but remained confined to defined geological areas favouring farming conditions aptly and now, for many farmers, has turned into the ‘Red Revolution’ of their blood (In regards to chemical usage). ‘Why do farmers commit suicides? A study of Andhra Pradesh’ in regards to farming inputs that: “The regime has had the effect of releasing control over the terms on which peasants access inputs. These inputs, ranging from power to pesticides have gone outside the ambit of state control.”
The high doses of pesticides which increased from 24.32 thousand tonnes in 1970-75 to 75 thousand tonnes in 1990-91 have been having an adverse impact on the aquatic life, plants and animals. Time and again, animal deaths and human deaths as well, have been reported due to the excessive use of fertilizers.
All these factors completely come against this definition of sustainable agriculture as given out by the Food and Agriculture Organisation that “The successful management of resources for agriculture to satisfy changing human needs while maintaining or enhancing the quality of environment and conserving natural resources”. Arguments may be raised over this and several critiques may also come forward but what needs to be kept in mind is that sustainable agriculture is of utmost importance and this can be achieved by encouraging the use of organic farming, which is currently limited to an area of just 41,000 ha in India, only 0.03% of the total cultivated area. This comes in complete contrast to the area usage around the world which varies between 3.70%-11.30%.
To escape from the harmful effects of chemicals, the concept of organic farming was emerged. Organic farming seems to be more appropriate as it considers the important aspects like sustainable natural resources and environment. It is a production system, which favours maximum use of organic materials like crop residues, FYM, compost, green manure, oil cakes, bio-fertilizers, bio-pesticides, bio-gas slurry, microbial products like Azotobacter, Trichoderma, Pseudomonas, Beauveria, Blue green algae, Azolla, Bacillus spp. etc., have increased the yield and also played important role for minimizing the harmful effect of pesticides and herbicides. Organic farming is a practical proposition for sustainable agriculture if adequate attention is paid to this issue. There is urgent need to involve more and more scientist to identify the thrust area of research for the development of eco-friendly production technology.
Organic agriculture occupies just 1 percent of cropland across the world. While organic sales continue to grow, a study has found that organic farming is economically-feasible in many countries. The global increase in the area under organic farming is a result of high awareness of health problems caused by contaminated food, ill effects of environmental degradation, appropriate support by government and organisation and have gained strong support not only by local governments but also by international organisations such as European Union and International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement (IFOAM). Some of the countries abroad have shown an increase in the organic production by 20%.
Many benefits of organic farming aren’t quantified and would likely tip the balance even further in organic’s favour. Problems like soil erosion and fertilizers’ nitrates entering nearby groundwater, for example, often plague conventional agriculturists but not organic ones. So why aren’t more farmers switching to organic methods? It takes three years of organic farming before a farmer can label his produce “organic” and cash in on that surcharge. During those three years, the farmers need to spend, grow and harvest like an organic farmer—but earn like a conventional one. The study’s authors conclude by urging governments to encourage farmers to transition from conventional to organic by developing policies to support them during that time.
However, in India, there have been many a problems that have caused a failure of usage of organic farming. This has resulted due to failure of linkages between the farmers and markets and absence of financial support from the government. The only policy in this regard has been that of National Standards of Organic Production in 2000.It is concluded that OF practice, our own indigenous technology is to be reintroduced from the current 1 to 2% to the possible extend to get rid of difficulties in conventional farming. Organic farming will solve the food shortage and crisis in our country permanently and can encash heavily by exporting to needy countries of having severe food shortages.
Organic farming can be defined as the holistic view of agriculture that aims to reflect the profound interrelationship between farm biota, agricultural production and the overall environment. In some respects, this definition stands as the complete opposite to conventional agriculture, which implies extensive use of artificial inputs such as fertilizers and pesticides designed to increase productivity in food production.
Organic farming seems to be more appropriate as it considered the important aspects like sustainability. Agriculture is the most important sector for ensuring food security, alleviating poverty and conserving the vital natural resources that the world’s present and future generation will be entirely dependent upon for their survival and wellbeing, in the name of development, the environmental resources have been beyond comprehension.
Acid rain, deforestation, pest control, insect control, discharge of industries, depletion of ozone layer are some environmental problematic issues. Originally in agriculture, there was use of chemicals pesticides, fungicides and fertilizers. Green Revolution has led to increase in usage of various chemicals, which were used to increase the agricultural productivity. But these were very harmful to the nature and also to human beings. In fact more fertilizers consumption is a good indication of agricultural productivity but depletion of soil fertility is commonly observed in soils. High agricultural inputs are unlikely to be sustainable for very long unless the inputs are correctly judged in terms of both their quality and quantity.
To escape from these harmful effects, the concept of organic farming was emerged. Organic farming seems to be more appropriate as it considers the important aspects like sustainable natural resources and environment. It is a production system, which favours maximum use of organic materials like crop residues, FYM, compost, green manure, oil cakes, bio-fertilizers, bio-pesticides, bio-gas slurry, microbial products like Azotobacter, Trichoderma, Pseudomonas, Beauveria, Blue green algae, Azolla, Bacillus spp. etc., have increased the yield and also played important role for minimizing the harmful effect of pesticides and herbicides. Organic farming is a practical proposition for sustainable agriculture if adequate attention is paid to this issue. There is urgent need to involve more and more scientist to identify the thrust area of research for the development of eco-friendly production technology.
IPL Biologicals Limited is a leading Biologicals company head quartered in Gurugram which has a core expertise in Agricultural Biologicals and has commercialized various products for the use in organic farming as a replacement of harmful chemicals. Established in 1994, we are dedicated to organic farming and sustained agriculture system and environment all these years. After a decade years of research and field experiments, we have developed a series of biological products for farming. IPL Biologicals Limited is manufacturing high quality biological products for farming like bio-fertilizers, bio-pesticides, bio-nematicides, plant growth promoting bacteria for sustainable agriculture and providing biological solution for sustainable food production. Characterized as good efficacy, low toxicity and non-residue, these products have gained the trust of the clients for the advantages as natural and effective. These products are approved inputs for Organic agriculture and also registered by the Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee as per Insecticide Act 1968. Our Bio fertilizers are under Fertilizers Control Order 1985. We are maintaining high quality standard of these bio-products, higher than the minimum standards specified by above mentioned two regulatory bodies in India. These Bio-products are of international standards and have given excellent result in Nutrient management, Insect pest and Diseases management in different crops. They are effective on all types of diseases i.e. soil borne, seed borne and foliar diseases. In case of insect pests management they are effective against sucking pests, lepidopterans pests, mite and nematode. IPL Biologicals Limited has a bouquet of products to convert all lands from conventional farming to Organic Farming. It is pertinent to mention here that we have successfully implemented government funded projects in the states of Bihar, Haryana, Sikkim and J&K, for Organic Farming.
The use of biological agents is becoming an increasingly important alternative to chemical control against insects, weeds and diseases in agriculture. In developing countries, farmers are faced with the high cost of chemical farm inputs to control fungal diseases
Fungi are the most important biological agents against plant pathogens. Trichoderma species are common filamentous fungi, capable of hyper parasitizing pathogenic fungi and are highly efficient antagonists. Trichoderma, a low-cost, environmentally friendly alternative that reduces the need for chemical fungicides while combatting a range of fungal diseases. Trichoderma is an avirulent plant symbiont that occurs naturally in all agricultural and forest soils and root ecosystems. It is also highly competitive, displaying antagonism against other pathogenic fungi. It has been successfully cultivated for use as a biofungicide, with Trichoderma harzianum, T. viride, and T. hamatum as the most common species used for biological control.
Sanjeevni-Panacea For Organic Farming
Sanjeevni-a natural biofungicide, developed and manufactured by IPL Biologicals Limited highly effective in controlling wide range of soil borne crop diseases caused by Fusarium, Rhizoctonia, Pythium, Sclerotinia, Verticillium, Alternaria, Blister Blight, Black Rot, Die Back and Charcoal rot.
IPL Biologicals Limited is a leading Biologicals company head quartered in Gurugram which has a core expertise in Agricultural Biologicals and has commercialized various products for the use in organic farming as a replacement of harmful chemicals. Established in 1994, we are dedicated to organic farming and sustained agriculture system and environment all these years. After a decade years of research and field experiments, we have developed a series of biological products for farming. IPL Biologicals is manufacturing high quality biological products for farming like bio-fertilizers, bio-pesticides, bio-nematicides, plant growth promoting bacteria for sustainable agriculture and providing biological solution for sustainable food production. Characterized as good efficacy, low toxicity and non-residue, these products have gained the trust of the clients for the advantages as natural and effective.
Organic agriculture has a history of being contentious and is considered by some as an inefficient approach to food production. Yet organic foods and beverages are a rapidly growing market segment in the global food industry. Here, we examine the performance of organic farming in light of four key sustainability metrics: productivity, environmental impact, economic viability and social wellbeing. However, they are more profitable and environmentally friendly, and deliver equally or more nutritious foods that contain less (or no) pesticide residues, compared with conventional farming. Moreover, initial evidence indicates that organic agricultural systems deliver greater ecosystem services and social benefits. There are several biological control agents and plant protection products available in market now-a-days that are being developed by different bio-based companies in India and abroad. IPL Biologicals Limited is such a biological product company and has developed a range of microbial products which fulfils both nutritional requirements as well as integrated pest management (IPM). Along with controlling the devastating plant diseases this conventional mode of organic farming also involved in successful insect pest management and nematode control which are also responsible for major loss in crop production. With full support of Indian Government some states like Sikkim has already have become chemical free zone by implementing organic farming. Further some more states are also following the suits using safe agricultural products.