Department of Life Sciences – At a glance
Pusa Compost/Decomposer Technology is a microbial-based strategy (liquid formulation and capsules) which degrades the waste (pit or windrows) and converts into nutrient-enriched compost.
Salient features of waste decomposer
• These inoculants are efficient for both aerobic and anaerobic decomposition of agro residues and are suitable for degradation of cellulose, hemi-cellulose and lignin.
• This decomposes agro-wastes within 6-8 weeks in comparison to uninoculated waste which takes more than 12 weeks.
Plant clinic or plant health clinic concept is emerging area in modern agriculture which provides crop care solutions for the farming community and also links the farmers with scientific community. We provide,
• Training and teaching to students, farmers and extension personnel on field diagnosis of pests and diseases
• Promoting integrated pest management
• Organizing plant health camps for creating awareness regarding likely appearance of pests/diseases
• Reaching farmers through internet, mobile leaflets, hand outs, hand bills etc.
• Quantitative and qualitative analysis of organic compost
Different parameters, such as physical (Size and color), chemical (carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, heavy metal and other micronutrients) and biological (phytotoxicity and coliform) were analysed.
• Research Consultancy Services
Research project training for B. Sc, B. Tech, M. Sc and M. Tech in the field of Life Sciences, Engineering and Environmental Sciences.
• Training Programmes and workshop
Training programmes on microbial technologies viz., Biofertilizers, Biopesticides and waste management.