Integrated Plant Management


Our first full-fledged backward integration and farm-level traceability project has been undertaken in the major chillies producing regions of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.   Indian Chillies are commercially known for their colour and pungency.  Adulteration and contamination are common issues confronting the chillies export industry.

 

Jayanti is working with farmers in more than 150 villages across major chillies growing regions to export chillies free of Aflatoxin and pesticide residues within permissible levels as per the norms of importing countries.

 

  • We are entering into direct procurement arrangements with farmers for ensuring unadulterated supplies of raw chillies.  Whole dried Chillies if left unmonitored can be adulterated by use of mineral oil or synthetic dyes to improve their colour and appearance.

 

  • Post-harvest crop management- Chillies can be preserved for longer durations if harvested at the right stage and stored in cold storages. Currently, we are setting up a cold storage unit near our pre-cleaning centre in Kinathukadavu to preserve the inherent quality of Spice

 

A pilot project on “The Indian Hot Pepper” across the supply chain implemented by Bayer Crop Science, world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the crop protection field, non-agricultural pest-control (environmental science), seeds and plant biotechnology (Bioscience) has resulted in a 14% increase in the net income per hectare of 600 Chillies farmers selected for the project. Jayanti in collaboration with Bayer crop science now has the capabilities to offer end-to-end solutions for chilli exports

 

 

The overwhelming success in integrated plant management in Chillies has been backed up by a pilot Cumin project in Unjha in Mehsana district of Gujarat with others to follow.