Nanosolutions™ joins hands to work with Pune based NGO Green Hills Group.

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Posted on 23rd March 2010 by Swapnil Waikar in Uncategorized

I still remembered summer was just to start when I got a call from Mr. Sanjay Athawale, and on the same day, we both decided to meet. He is one of the active members of Green Hills Group Pune. The most important thing for me was to understand what exactly Green Hills Group does for Puneties. Well when Sanjay told me that they have planted more than 1000 trees of various varieties on Chaturshingi Hill top, he also told that they have started working on Ram Tekadi. Moreover, at that moment I decided to work with them. I told Sanjay that whatever help your NGO requires in concern with plant health we at Nanosolutions are ready to help you at any step. Before that, I personally went on hill to see what kind of plantation they have done, and I was surprised to see some varieties, which I had only heard and not seen. I told Sanjay & his team about my company and its interaction with farmers. I also tried to explain him & his team about our concept and how our product works. We then decided to start the use of Hortiklik initially with a dose of 0.5ml/plant with a gap of 15days. Then after a gap of one year when we again met I got a review from Sanjay that how they got wonderful results of Hortiklik on all their species and I was happy to hear the same from him. The results, which I got from Sanjay, were, that in summer, also the leaves were bright green, and there were any hardly deficiencies found on any plant. From then onwards we decided to help towards nature lover and we can also call then warriors who are saving our planet earth from global warming to give continuous supply of Hortiklik free of cost till the day they require and also to provide some small formulas of making soil more and more organic.  We hope our small help to them will help them in some or other way.

Onion

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Posted on 19th March 2010 by Swapnil Waikar in Agricultural

India exports onion at record price amid food inflation.

Press Trust of India / February 10, 2010, 0:53 IST

Food inflation may be a bane for the economy, but India appears to be capitalising on the shortage of onion and has exported the commodity at a record Rs 23 a kg in the beginning of 2010. The export price is almost at par with the domestic sale price; experts say and attribute the high realisation in the overseas market to increased global demand.

Food inflation, which has eased from a decade is high of about 20 per cent in December, stands at 17.56 % for the week ended January 23. In the past, export prices had touched a record Rs 22 a kg in October 1998, when domestic prices of onion were at Rs 70 a kg. However, this time, there is hardly any difference between domestic and export prices as onion is currently available at Rs 20-24 a kg.

According to the data maintained by the Nasik-based National Horticultural Research and Development Foundation (NHRDF), the country had exported 58,360 tonnes of onions in January 2010, down nearly 49 per cent from the year-ago period. Nevertheless, in October 1998, only 537 tonnes were exported with a price realisation of Rs 22,059 per tonne as the government had banned export in mid-October and it continued until January 1999.

Season of Potatoes Coming Soon…… Be Prepared…..

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Posted on 19th March 2010 by Swapnil Waikar in Agricultural

There are several ways to grow potato crops. A couple examples of growing methods include the row potato plants and the mound potato plants. The row potato plants can for continuous growing potato plants successfully year after year; however, the mount potato plants can be used if you simply need a batch of potatoes immediately, but don’t have very much space to grow them in.

If chosen to grow your potatoes in the row method, dig a trench so that potatoes can grow and then space the seed potatoes approximately fifteen inches apart. Even though potato crops are known for being able to be grown early in the season, most people don’t plant until late April or early May. The ground will be warm enough by this time helping in better quality of potatoes. Planting them in rows will assure to have healthy, big potatoes to work with. However, if planting potatoes in mounds then one only needs a small place to work with and each mound can comfortably grow five to eight potato crops well. The mound potato plants should be planted in a circle so that each potato will have sufficient room, as with the row method.

Whatever method chosen to grow potatoes, though, one wants to be sure that they have enough sunlight and water each day while they are growing. For water, it is also best to water potatoes very early in the morning so that they have time to soak it up and dry during the day. If one follow these steps when growing your own potato crops one should be able to have happy and healthy potatoes.

One can also plant potatoes in between sugarcane farm. This kind of farming is mostly found in Maval Taluka near Pune.

One can use Vegiklik solution along with Soilklik in their fields to get better yield and quality of potatoes. Trials of Vegiklik & Soilklik were taken by our company along with its dealers in Khed, Junnar Taluka situated in Pune District. Many farmers got 18% growth in potatoes and were of better quality.

Expenses on Vegiklik was approx Rs.600/-, while that of Soilklik was Rs.1320/- for per acre of potato plantation per season.

So, season of potato is coming… We at Nanosolutions will be happy in helping farmers & other intrested people with various tips and solutions…..

Organic Planet….!!!!

Healthy Planet….!!!

Neem

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Posted on 11th March 2010 by Swapnil Waikar in Agricultural | General

Gudi Padwa is celebrated as a start of New Year for Maharashtrians. It’s a first day of Chaitra month on marathi calendar. It is one of the Muhurt from the Sade-Teen-Muharat, which is considered a very auspicious in general to start a new activity. Hence, on this day we at Nanosolutions decided to go online and start a interactive website having information about our product range, online shop and Blog. Where we all can share our comments and discuss on various issues related to agriculture, veterinary and work towards uplifting the under developed parts in India and across the world with all your support and help.

Let me share a short story with you all. This was quite few years back, I used to think, why Neem leaves are only used and why no other leaves in Gudi, and then my study for neem started. Then I found out some interesting things about it. Today in our products we use neem in its potentate form. Well let me share what my parents to tell me, the use of neem in Gudi. Well after Gudi Padwa summer starts and some diseases like measles, small pox, chicken pox, prickly heat disorders, and sweat rashes. Here neem leaves and bark does wonders on these diseases, working as antiseptic, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. Hence people started worshiping neem and thanked God for its wonderful creation.

Hence, we too at Nanosolutions decided to use neem to save our plants from various diseases and viral infections.

Travelling across country I have found many farmers are using neem cakes and these cakes is then mixed in soil as it soil amendment. They say that this neem helps in growing healthier plants. It also helps in keeping nitrogen in soil. Neem also helps in keeping soil loose. Insects pests usually refuse to eat any plant covered with Neem oil. Its other derivatives include insect repellent and a reducer of an insect ability to reproduce. Neem oil can also provide protection against fungal diseases. Spray of Neem oil on plants prevents the outbreak of Powdery Mildew disease quite effectively and in some cases better than any commercial product. Neem oil is effective in controlling more than 200 species of insects pests reported by various researchers around the world and no other plant or synthetic substance has such a diverse action on insects.

Neem is useful for skin care such as acne, and keeping skin elasticity. It is used for preparing cosmetics (soap, shampoo, balms, and creams). Skin problems in general: dry skin, wrinkles, dandruff, itchy scalp as well as other conditions can be effectively resolved by the use of soaps, lotions, and creams, containing Neem leaf extracts and oil. Neem has shown an almost magical effect on chronic skin conditions that often fail to respond with classical medical treatments. Extracts of the bark and twigs have been using to treat fevers, thirst, sickness, and vomiting. Extracts of Neem had recently been patented by US companies. However, the FDA has not approved Neem extracts as an acceptable compound in medicine; Neem is manufactured into many health and beauty care products from the leaves, oils, and extracts of the tree.