Compost is plant matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment. Compost is a key ingredient in organic farming. Modern, methodical composting is a multi-step, closely monitored process with measured inputs of water, air and carbon- and nitrogen-rich materials. The decomposition process is aided by shredding the plant matter, adding water and ensuring proper aeration by regularly turning the mixture. Aerobic bacteria manage the chemical process by converting the inputs into heat, carbon dioxide and ammonium. Ammonia in the bio-mass is further refined by bacteria into plant-nourishing nitrites and nitrates.
Compost can be rich in nutrients. It is used in gardens, landscaping, horticulture and agriculture. The compost itself is beneficial for the land in many ways, including as a soil conditioner, a fertilizer, addition of vital humus or humic acids, and as a natural pesticide for soil. In ecosystems, compost is useful for erosion control, land and stream reclamation, wetland construction and as landfill cover.The compost we are selling is further enriched with biofertilizers.
Certified seeds of various crop varieties are being sourced from three leading / major State Seed Agencies / Cooperatives viz. State Farms Corporation Ltd (SFCI), Uttaranchal Seeds & Tarai Development Corp (UAS & TDC), M/s National Seeds Corporation (NSC) etc.We have entered into an agreement with all above Government bodies state wise for procurement of certified seeds. Besides this in all the major states where we are operating we have prequalified many seed processing units/suppliers for purchase of seeds through tender process.
We have initiated seed multiplication programme in the state of Madhya Pradesh in the current Rabi season in 200 acres and expect to expand this programme in other states like Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh from the ensuing Kharif 2011.This will enable us to supply quality seeds to farmers to sustain growth and development. Primary objective of the programme is to operate as an economically viable and profitable venture and at the same time fulfill the society’s social obligation. The other secondary objectives are production of Foundation and Certified seed through registered seed growers to ensure its availability as per plan; to provide quality seeds to farming community and to sustain national food grain production by producing quality seeds.
To promote the concept of single window we have ventured into sales of agrochemicals/pesticides. As a pilot project during kharif 2010 we took up trading of agrochemicals in the state of Punjab and Haryana and based on our Kharif 2010 experience we have ventured into trading through state /Government agencies like Hafed, markfed and Hindustan Insecticides Limited in our total marketing territory.
Agrochemicals constitute a variety of products such as Herbicides - These chemicals control weeds and may pre emergence or post emergence and crop specific. Fungicides - They normally are used in controlling diseases like smuts rust etc. Insecticides - They control different types of insect pests like shoot and root borers and are crop specific.
Other Chemical fertilizer marketed and proposed to be marketed by NFL are Potassium Chloride (Muriate of Potash), Diammonium Phosphate(18-46-0),Nitro Phosphate (20-20-0), NPK 12-32-16