Rajnish Sarna, Joint Managing Director, PI Industries, in interaction with Industry Outlook shares his views on how the agrochemical industry is solving various challenges in food production and how the industry will evolve.
Many microbial formulations have limited shelf life, remaining viable for only weeks to a few months, even in highly controlled cold storage conditions. However, for widespread global use, there is a need for stable formulations for one to two years. How can this be achieved?
There is significant progress in developing newer formulations. Nowadays, they are trying to use many natural and water-soluble polymer-based carriers to protect the micro-organism and provide more stability. Hence, a lot of natural water-soluble polymers are being introduced.
People nowadays are also using lightweight carriers. There are some nanofiber technologies
as well. With the advent of these new technologies, the diversity and the quality of formulation, and the weight of formulations,
all are undergoing significant changes, and much effort in research is happening in this direction.