Biotechnology

Bio Control Agents

Biological Pest and Disease Management are very important for a complete agriculture system. Peermade Development Society has well equipped laboratories for the research, development and multiplication of important Biological Control Agents. Trichoderma which is a beneficial fungus is being multiplied in a large scale in the laboratory. For the control of root grub in cardamom, Bio Control Agents like Metarhizium and Beauveria are being multiplied in collaboration with Indian Cardamom Research Institute. Research is also being carried out with beneficial fungus like VAM and other important biological extracts for pest control in spice crops.

Tissue Culture

A highly sophisticated Tissue Culture Unit, for mass propagation of plants using biotechnical tools also works in full swing. Tissue culture techniques are used in plants like pepper, vanilla, plantains, bananas and rare and endangered medicinal herbs.