Research & Development
Swasti Agro has a research facility that is approved by Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR). We work on four aspects here.
- Chemical modifications of carbohydrates – mainly chitosan
- Isolation and characterization of beneficial microbes for specific crop-disease combinations
- Study of some components important in plant-microbe interaction.
- Development of tools for point of contact prediction of disease severity
Chemical modifications of chitosan:
Isolation and characterization of beneficial microbes
Study of components important in plant-microbe interaction
Development of tools for point of contact prediction of disease severity
Using field microscopy tool, we are performing analysis of fungal and nematode infections of roots at very early stage. Images with 200X magnification can be obtained.
The images taken using android under light or UV source with or without staining lead to 32 different treatment possibilities at a given point.
Accurate diagnosis leads to about 60% saving in the treatment cost and huge de-risking and significant yield improvement.