Q- Would you like to share something about PlantbiotiX /Zytex Biotech Pvt Ltd ?
‘PlantbiotiX is a Bio Agri business division of Zytex Biotech Pvt Ltd Mumbai, a pioneer in bio technology .Its expertise in fermentation and microbial strain selection has played a significant role in various industries like textile, food, cosmetic, neutraceuticals and many more.
Zytex thus emerged as the leading organization in Biotechnology domain in India. Zytex have well-equipped state-of-the-art technology manufacturing facilities and testing capabilities to produce world class quality products at Silvasa and Baroda Which are ISO 9000, ISO 22000, GMP and FAMIQS certified and R &D lab is recognized by Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Government of India.
Q- What is working area of Plantbiotix?
At PlantbiotiX, we believe that microbes and plants are intimate partners in virtually every life processes. So, it’s a probiotic in plant science. These biological products are effective, eco-friendly, cost-effective for the farmers.
PlantbiotiX is committed to be the agricultural input industries preferred provider of Microbial based crop protection inputs, growth enhancement and soil health improvement products. PlantbiotiX rely in ‘Innovate safe and sustainable biological solutions for improving livelihood of farmers’.
PlantbiotiX teams are operating in potential pockets within states of Maharashtra , Gujarat , Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh states and could successfully launched its range of top class, unique Bio nutrition, Bio-control and Soil health improvement microbe based agri- inputs during FY 2015-16 which has been very well received by farming community and our channel partners / business associates across indicated states. Our team’s enthusiasm enhanced manifold due to this overwhelming responsereceived insuch a short period of time.
Besides covering highly potential domestic markets we are already making advancements into agriculturally potential countries such as Iran, Vietnam , Philippines , South Korea ,Bangla Desh , Turkey and some more prospective countries across the globe.
Q- How is your experience with plantbiotix?
It has been great,enriching experience for me, as I have been instrumental in setting up this business vertical called “PlantbiotiX” for Zytex Biotech Pvt Ltd and pleased to share that we are moving in a right direction at an appropriate pace making advancements in Indian and global Bio-Ag market space quite successfully. I consider myself blessed to work with highly passionate , talented teams at PlantbiotiX
Q- What are the major products of Plantbiotix?
We offer our products from Bio-control, Bio-Nutrition & Soil health segment which are enlisted below.
1. Rubitrol(Bacillussubtilis based formulation for healthy plant growth)
2. Rhizocare (Trichoderma viride based potential bio fungicide)
3. Crop mate (PGPR - Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria)
4. Xplorer (Mycorrhizalconsortia)
5. ZoomGro (Crop Vitalizer with super 6 elements))
6. P’rise (Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria)
7. Movi’K(Potassium Mobilizing Bacteria)
8. Velox (Bio composting Bacteria)
Q- What is the quality of Plantbiotix products so farmers can attract ?
Majority of our microbe based Bio- agriinputs containing highpotency beneﬁcial bacteria which are able to colonize the roots and promote better plant growth and enhanced productivity either through direct action or via biological control of plant diseases.
Our products are high on quality and offer desired “ ROI ( Return on Investment ) to the farmers
Farmers can use our products through multiple modes of application such as Seed Treatment, Drenching , Foliar application , Broad casting and through drip irrigation system as well .
Q- What would you say about R&D system of Zytex?
Zytex have well-equipped state-of-the-art technology manufacturing facilities and testing capabilities to produce world class quality products located at Silvasa and Baroda which are ISO 9000, ISO 22000, GMP and FAMIQS certified and R &D lab is recognized by Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Government of India.
Q- What is the new innovation you have for farmers?
Farmers can use our products through multiple mode of application such as Seed Treatment, Drenching, Foliar application , Broad casting and Through drip irrigation. Most of PlantbiotiX products are compatible to use with many conventional chemical fertilizer, Insecticides and Pesticides/ agrochemicals
Existing microbe based products offers best quality , better stability , good shelf life and compatibility with majority of Agro- chemicals & Fertilizers
Majority of our products are own R & D driven, own developed products,
Q- How much farmers satisfy with yourproducts?
Wherever we have launched our microbe based Bio-agriinputs farmers have been well received it. They could take better quality of farm produce
They could receive about average 12-15 % incremental increase in yield and over conventional inputs about more than average 75-80 % control over harmful diseases if applied as per recommended dosage and right timing of application
Farmers can use our products through multiple mode of applications
Q- What is the position of companyin Indian Market?
PlantbiotiX is a Bio Agri business division of Zytex Biotech Pvt Ltd Mumbai
Been launched about 2 year ago is most upcoming andfast growing in all markets wherever we have started business operations and consistently we are flooded with business enquiries from all major potential markets of India and overseas too.
Q- Are you planning to come up with any new product in the market?
We are about to launch couple ofunique, proprietary products such as Biopolymer – PGA( Poly Glutamic Acid based) which is a Crop nutrition enhancer / Soil vitalizer. We are developing Biological input for Nematode control likewise inputs for mitigating stress caused due to salinity , Abiotic stress and other new and unique inputs to address the current challenges faced by Indian & global agriculture
Q- How do you reach to Indian farmers?
PlantbiotiX field teams have adopted unique approaches in their product promotion by creating mass awareness amongst all stakeholders be it farmers, business associates about correct usage of microbial based agri inputs at right time & its assured deliverables there of By using audio visual high definition technical film, short video clips, flip charts,
Customized local area specific crop workshops for local farmers and Recently we launched smartphone enabled app which could provide disease and crop based specific solutions We have highly trained and skilled “ Farmers Service Officer “ to extend required technical support and guidance to Indian farmers. Our FSO use customized smartphone enabled device to extend support to farmers.
Q- Anything else you want share with Krishi Jagran?
For validation of our product efficacy we are proud to be associated with premier agricultural research institutes of India such as Directorate of Soybean Research Indore, National Research Center for Grapes , Mahatma PhuleKrishiVidyapeethRahuri, Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipurand few more. We have collaborative project on with NRCG (National Research Center for Grapes) Pune for offering microbe based solution for degrading pesticide residues on Grape and other key vegetable crops Department of Biotechnology Government of India funded Zytex Biotech Pvt Ltd decent sum to develop effective Bio-fungicides for Indian farming community.
Interviewed by: Imran Khan