Welcome to Agro Bio-Tech Research Centre Ltd. (ABTEC), one of the first manufacturers of Bio Fertilizers and Bio Pesticides in India and the pioneers in the state of Kerala, established in 1993 with the main objective of manufacturing and distributing quality inputs suitable for organic farming and thus promote eco-friendly and sustainable agriculture. The pesticide residue in food and drinking water leads to various diseases like cancer, kidney problem etc. We, here at ABTEC are committed to conserve nature by promoting organic farming. We have received approval and grant from the National Horticulture Mission (NHM) Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India. Our new laboratory is well equipped for manufacturing new bio products using latest technologies. Our products are approved by INDOCERT (Organic certification agency) for using in certified organic farming. Our unit is the first Bio-fertilizer unit in Kerala to get ISO certification. Now we are proud to say that most of our farmers are able to avoid chemical fertilizers and pesticides completely by substituting it with our "Bio-fertilizers, Bio-Pesticides, Bio-Control Agents and Organic manures"
ABTEC is one of the pioneer organizations to establish a Microbial Inoculant Bio-fertilizers and Bio-control Agents production unit in India. The commercial production started during the year 1993 at Industrial area, Poovanthuruthu, Kottayam–686012, Kerala. Initially it was concentrated on production of Bio-fertilizers such as Azospirillum, Azotobacter, Rhizobium, Phosphobacteria, VAM, PGPR I, Bio-Potash. Subsequently, Bio-control agents Trichoderma Sp., Pseudomonas fluorescence, Chitin induced Pseudomonas, PGPR II, Beauvaria bassiana, Bacillus subtilis, Verticillium lecanii, Btk, Paecilomyces, Metarhizium also added. During the year 2011, National Horticulture Mission-NHM (Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India) sanctioned a grant to expand and modernize our laboratory & production system. As part of this programs a well established R&D was started. Dr. P. Sivaprasad Msc Ag. PhD (Former Prof. & Head, Dept. of Microbiology and Associate Director of Research, Kerala Agricultural University) is the present Chief Technical Advisor. Many innovative technologies of our own have been developed and adopted to our production system in order to improve the quality of the products. The present production capacity of the company is to the tune of 600 MT Bio-fertilizers, 600 MT Bio-control agents, and 10000 MT organic manures. ABTEC is having MOU with Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) for providing the technology and mother culture of various Microbial Inoculants. Also we have signed MOU with Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) Coimbatore, International Crops Research Institute (ICRISAT) Hyderabad, NBAII Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Bangalore. Our products are approved by “INDOCERT” for certified organic farming. We have the licence for the manufacture of Bio-fertilizers from the State Department of Agriculture and Central Insecticides Board (CIB) registration for Bio-control agents. As a token of our commitment towards farming community, we regularly organize seminars and workshop for the benefit of farmers of different regions of Kerala, India. Farm trials with our products are conducted to demonstrate the impact under the field conditions. We are having state wide network to extend the advisory service to the farmers as well as to promote the use of microbial inoculants and organic manures which is getting a commendable response from the farming community. We have recently started training programs for microbiology students and persons involved in Bio-inoculants production. Also we are member of ICCOA.
In order to achieve judicial use of agricultural input and to maximize the production, we undertake soil analysis and advisory service for the benefit of farmers. We have a network of 700 retail outlets throughout Kerala and a team of committed marketing/sales officers stationed in all districts of Kerala.