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Victus Agriculture Brochure

Victus Laboratories India Private Limited

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Victus is a Latin word meaning to nourish Victus Labs core competency is nutrition, disease and pest management We offer specialized products for agriculture

Crop productivity in India

Lets take the example of paddy cultivation in India Highest productivity Punjab Average Yield - 3.69 Tonnes/Hectare Lowest productivity Madhya Pradesh Average Yield - 1.00 Tonnes/Hectare

Worlds Highest 8-10 Tonnes/Hectare

Crop productivity in India

Factors needing attention Soil health and nutrient management Water management Seed management Farm mechanization

Soil health and nutrient management

Food grain production in India is becoming stagnant

Up to 1997-1998: Fertilizer consumption (N,P, K) = Food grain production

From 1998-Now: Fertilizer consumption (N,P, K) Food grain production

Extent of nutrient deficiency in Indian Soils

50% of soil samples analyzed have high Potassium deficiency 25% of soil samples analyzed have high Sulphur deficiency 49% of soil samples analyzed are deficient in Zinc, 33% in Boron and 12% in Iron

Current Scenario

Source: Economic Times, May 5th 2011

Micronutrient deficiency in Indian soils is increasing

Many experiments have proven significant increase in yields by providing secondary and micronutrients along with NPK nutrients

Total Market of Agricultural Inputs


~ 150 Billion USD
Fertilizers Specialty Plant Nutrition 22% 2% 76% Pesticides

Source: New Ag International, Products and Trends, June 2010

Specialty Plant Nutrition cannot be sold like fertilizers

Specialty Plant Nutrition

44%

44% Micronutrients Biostimulants 12% Water soluble fertilizers


Source: New Ag International, Products and Trends, June 2010

Specialty Plant Nutrition needs specific application schedule for target crops

Fertilizers

Specialty Plant Nutrition

Pesticides

NUTRITION

PROTECTION

Specialty Plant Nutrition has a role in plant protection

Role of balanced nutrition in pest and disease resistance


Most important nutrients for disease resistance K Ca S

Cu

Mn

Indirectly involved in disease resistance Zn

Some facts
K Ca B
involved in mobilization of plant defense system increases cuticle thickness fortifies middle lamella slows the degradation by pathogens involved in metabolism of phenolics

Fertilizer Use in India in comparison to other countries

Fertilizer Usage India: 105 Kg/Ha China: 275 Kg/Ha Egypt: 471 Kg/Ha

Average yield of food grains India: 2100 Kg/Ha China: 4800 Kg/Ha Egypt: 7250 kg/Ha

Improving productivity by Integrated Nutrient Management

Ca

Mg

Cu

Fe

Mn

Zn

Mo

Closing the nutrient gap through balanced fertilization

Improving productivity by Integrated Nutrient Management

Ca

Mg

Cu

Fe

Mn

Zn

Mo

Closing the nutrient gap through balanced fertilization

Products for improving soil fertility

TeraBase

Teracare

RootStim

Soil health and nutrient management

Victus Soil Fertility Program

Foliar Products for improving crop nutrient status

CalJet

MicroJet

FloZiB

specialized micronutrient mix for enhanced foliar uptake and translocation of micronutrients

MicroJet spray droplets optimized for foliar uptake

Surfactant based delivery system

Uniform suspension of micronutrients unlike conventional foliar micronutrients. Fully soluble in water

prevents evaporation

promotes leaf adhesion

promotes spreading

efficient absorption

Victus Specialty Crop Care

Role during flowering and reproduction


Shorten time to flowering Increase number of reproductive buds ( flowers / fruiting positions) Increase bud strength/viability
Increase pollination (pollen tube growth, transfer of pollen into stigma)

Reduce flower and fruit abortion

EmerJet

Seed Nutrition Solution for Enhanced Emergence and Root Growth of Agricultural Crops

Benefits of healthy nutrition made available to seeds 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Faster Germination Improved root growth and development Enhanced plant vigor and growth Ability to tolerate stress and improved disease resistance Enhanced yield

Victus Specialty Crop Care

Role of RootStim during germination and establishment Increase germination rate Uniform plant emergence Improved seedling vigor Improved transplant vigor and stress tolerance
Concentrated humic acid (40%) and amino acids for efficient root establishment

Increase root biomass, establish healthy roots


Counteracts adverse soil conditions

Increase insect and disease resistance

Nutrition for a healthy start

EmerJet promotes rapid emergence when applied as a seed treatment. Helps in rapid plant development, enhanced productivity and early harvests.

RootStim treated transplants exhibit good root development with more secondary roots, increased root hair proliferation and higher root density.

Foliar Products for improving crop productivity under stress

Stress Biotechnology

Abiotic Stress
Celer is a specialized product for abiotic stress management in crops. Celer contains amino acids in a concentrated formulation unlike other diluted liquid formulations, providing easy to assimilate building blocks for protein synthesis. Celer enhances the protein synthesis and promotes cell division and cell expansion. It improves plant vigor and helps to withstand stress conditions. Celer improves shelf life and yield of fruits and vegetables.

Foliar Products for improving crop productivity under stress

Stress Biotechnology

Biotic Stress
Fortress is an elicitor based product for biotic stress management. Fortress improves the uptake and utilization of plant nutrients and assists in the process of photosynthesis. Fortress improves the overall plant rigidity by enriching the cell wall. Fortress enhances resistance to infiltration by fungal pathogens and sap sucking pests.

Agricultural Surfactants
UltraWet Surfact-V

Agricultural Surfactants
Adjuvant (Definition) A material added to a tank mix solution to aid or modify the action of an agrichemical or the physical characteristics of the mixture
Adjuvant may be a surfactant, drift control agent, water conditioner, etc

Surfactant Surface Active Agents; usually lowers the surface tension of spray solution

Contact angle

Contact angle (CA) is a profile measurement of a drop of water in contact with a solid surface. When a surfactant (wetting agent) is introduced into the solution, the surface tension is reduced and the water droplet becomes flatter. Lower the CA, the greater the spreading and coverage properties Water has a CA of 93 degrees. A typical surfactant influences the contact angle 30-45 degrees, and UltraWet can reduce contact angles to 25 degrees or less.

Effective spray depends on


Spray droplets Repellence Adhesion

Spray retention

Spreading
Uptake

Spray retention
Lower surface tension lower repellence characteristics

Qualities required for a superior foliar surfactant system

Non ionic nature:

contains no charge, does not react with active ingredient


Superior retention:

The spray droplet has to transfer its flight energy to the surface within milliseconds
Superior spreading:

Increases wettability of foliar surface ensuring better coverage

Qualities required for a superior foliar surfactant system


Factors influencing the foliar uptake: Plant cuticle (e.g. species, growth stage, growing conditions) Active ingredient (e.g. size and solubility)

Environmental conditions (e.g. temperature, relative humidity, wind, rain) Formulation system

Surfact-V multi component surfactant system


Spreader, Sticker, Anti-drying
Water droplet Water droplet + Surfact-V

Enhances water wettability

450

Reduces the contact angle

Even spreading over leaf surface


Displaces air molecules over leaf surface

Exploring inside the leaf


Waxy coating (hydrophobic) on the leaf surface makes it difficult to retain the spray droplets
Cuticle Upper epidermis
Palisade mesophyll cells

Note: Cuticle is present on both sides of the leaf surface

Bundle sheath cells Xylem


Phloem

Lower epidermis

Spongy mesophyll cells Guard cells Stomata


Cuticle Point to note: 1 cm = 10 mm 1mm= 1/1000 m (micron) 1 m = 1/1000 nm (nano)

Stomata when open, size = 50-100 m ; cuticular pore sizes are in nanometers

Foliar sprays without high quality surfactants mostly enter into the leaf through stomatal opening. Our surfactants help the foliar spray droplets to be retained in the leaf surface and get in through cuticular pores

Spray droplet properties without surfactant Spray droplet properties with sticking agent

Spray droplet properties with Surfact-V

Victus Agricultural Surfactants

Without Surfact-V

With Surfact-V
(Surfact-V @ 35 ml/100 litre water)

UltraWet Product Profile

UltraWet superior non-ionic surfactant


Lower surface tension than conventional non-ionic surfactants Lower spray volume and lower active ingredients usage rates Greater coverage over the leaf surface Increased plant penetration Enhanced cohesion Shorter drying time Reduced rainfall degradation

UltraWet Challenge
Can your surfactant spread water droplets on any foliar surface? To visualize the spreading effect of UltraWet we recommend you to place a drop of water on a leaf surface and add a small droplet of UltraWet to the water drop. The spreading also results in penetration of the foliar spray into the leaf. To know more request video demonstration CD of foliar spreading and penetration demo.

Contact Us
Victus Laboratories India Private Limited, # 75 Gowtham Apartments, Sundaresa Layout (Opp-Rainbow Manor), Trichy Road, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, INDIA- 641018 Phone : +91-422-4391916 Fax : +91-422-4391915 www.victuslabs.com