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2012- 2013 Multiplex has recently partnered with a MNC company in their new venture of mechanized paddy sowing and paddy transplantation in farmers field. The mechanized paddy cultivation has resulted in improved yield both by quality & quantity. This method of cultivation has created great demand in the first year of operation itself.
2011 Collaboration with Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) Bangalore, for product technology and the data of the product Paecilomyces lilacinus 1% W.P. & Verticillium chlamydosporium – 1% W.P. as per M.O.U. from May 2011.
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License Agreement with Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) Bangalore, for use of Seed Pro (Chirayu) Technology from November 2011.
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Soldier (Multiplex brand name)- License AGREEMENT FOR LICENSING OF KNOW-HOW/PRODUCT on In-vivo production, DOWN-STREAM PROCESSING AND WETTABLE POWDER FORMULATION OF HETERORHABDITIS INDICA Hi1 and field use for biological control of white grub for further commercialization with NBAII (National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Insects,The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi from September 2011
2010 Collaboration with United Planters Association, South India (UPASI) Tea Research Foundation, Coonoor, for the commercial production and sale of Beauveria bassiana & Verticillium as per. M.O.U. from December 2010.
2009 Collaboration with Institute of Himalayan Bio Resource Technology for knowhow on PGPR culture Pseudomonas trivialis BIHB 745 with multiple plant growth promoting attributes of phosphate solubilization, auxin production, siderophore production, ACC- deaminase activity and broad spectrum plant promoting activity. M.O.U. from December 2009.
2008 Collaboration with Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) New Delhi, for commercial production and sale of entomopathogenic nematode. M.O.U. from July 2008.
2006 Collaboration with Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore, for the control of certain plant diseases and plant parasite nematodes with Pseudomonas fluorescence and Paecilomyces M.O.U. from June 2006.
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Collaboration with Gandhi Krishi Vigyan Kendra (GKVK), University of Agriculture Sciences (UAS), Bangalore M.O.U. from 2007 & Dharwad M.O.U. from May 2006.
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Collaboration with Indian Institute of horticulture Research (IIHR) Hessarghatta, Bangalore for transfer of technology of mass production, which includes the culture of the bio-agent, bio-efficiency data, toxicological data of the primary culture and formulation of the Trichoderma harzianum 1 % W.P. M.O.U. from August 2006.
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Collaboration with United Planters Association, South India (UPASI), Tea Research Foundation, Coonoor, for the commercial production and marketing of Azospirillum & Phosphate Solubilising Bacteria as per M.O.U. from August 2006.
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Department of Scientific And Industrial Research (DSIR) recognized the In-house R & D Units of Multiplex at Peenya & Tumkur in the year 2006 related to research & development in the field of Bio technology. This recognition was renewed every three years based on the research work done by the respective R & D. The recognition for both the In-house R & D Units has been renewed over the year and is valid till date.
2005 Collaboration with International Centre for Research for Semi-Arid Crops (ICRISAT), Patancheru, Hyderabad, to work on Actinomycetes and Bacillus subtilis, etc.to control Helicoverpa armigera and Spodoptera litura. M.O.U from January 2005.
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Collaboration with United Planters Association, South India (UPASI), for the control of red spidermite, Tetranychus on tea and other crops. M.O.U. from May 2005.
2004 The group companies of Multiplex ( Karnataka Agro Chemicals, Multiplex fertilizers Pvt. Ltd. and Multiplex Bio-Tech Pvt. Ltd.) have been certified by International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as compliant since 2004.
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During 2004 we started producing Bio-Fertilizers and Bio-Pesticides in Liquid form. Our Bio-Fertilizers & Bio-Pesticides are analysed at Regional Centre of Organic Farming, Bangalore.
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Our Group Companies – Karnataka Agro Chemicals, Multiplex Bio-Tech Pvt.Ltd., & Multiplex Agricare Pvt.Ltd., are certified under ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 for Quality and ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 for environmental friendliness.
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Under the recent policy of the Government i.e. Public Private Partnership, we have MOU with ICRISAT, Hyderabad, wherein ICRISAT provides all the latest technical data on Bio Control Agents.
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We have MOU with UPASI Tea Research Station, Valparai and they have provided the strain of Paecilomyces fumosoroseus to control Tea Red mites which was epidemic due to the continuous use of pesticides.
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Recently Coffee Board has approached us to have MOU with them for controlling the Coffee Berry Borer and Coffee Stem Borer by using entomopathagenic fungus Beauveria bassiana. We have already formulated and given the sample for testing.
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Tea Research Station, Tackle, have come forward to have MOU with regards to the use of their strain Trichoderma to control fungal disease in Tea.
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There is initial discussion to have MOU with Government of Dubai to produce Bio-Control Agents in their country with our active association. This is in progress.
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M/s.Bayer Crop science Ltd., already have arrangement with us to have their Folidol Dust manufacturing for South India. After satisfied with our working of the Dust unit, they have now entrusted us the production of their product Acephate to be supplied throughout the country.
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As we have the credit of introducing and popularizing the concept of micronutrients in the agricultural production during 1970s, we have now committed to introduce Organic Manure, Bio-Fertilizers and Bio-Control Agents to improve the soil health. We are sure we take this mission of popularizing the organic farming in the same way as that of multi micronutrients. We are happy to inform that in the Bio-Fertilizers and Bio-Control Agents front, lot of developmental work has been taken up. We produce Liquid Bio-Fertilizers and Bio-Control Agents for the first time in the country. Our Bio-Tech unit which is responsible to produce the above mentioned Bio-Products is making extremely good progress and the growth is almost above 200% every year.

2003 The Institute for Marketecology (IMO) is part of the IMO Group AG, with the Group Office in Switzerland, it is one of the first and most renowned international agencies for inspection, certification and quality assurance of eco-friendly products. All the bio-products (organic manure, bio-fertilizers & bio-pesticides) of Multiplex has been certified by IMO since 2003.
1998-2000 During the year 1998-2000, the Micronutrient industry had faced the problem of short supply of one of the most important deficient nutrient of the soil viz. Zinc, the source of which is Zinc Sulphate. For the manufacture of Zinc Sulphate, Zinc Ash is one of the raw-material. Central Government has banned the import of Zinc Ash. As a result of which, due to scarcity lot of manipulations had taken place and other chemicals were sold as Zinc Sulphate for the use by farmers. Because of this, poor ignorant farmers were put into lot of problems both financially and also loss of crops due to wrong application of manipulated Zinc Sulphate. To overcome this problem, we started our own Zinc Sulphate Manufacturing Unit.
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Multiplex created awareness like Coconut mites - and Boron in Agriculture, the advantage of which was taken by our competitors also. We have taken up mite/Black Headed Caterpillar problem in Coconut; undertaken treatment to more than 80,000 trees including 5000 trees in Dharmastala, Dakshina Kannada District.
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We introduced Sprayers. The quality is good and comparatively cheaper as compared to similar products in the market.
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During Green Revolution (1965-2000) hybrid and high yielding crops were introduced. They require large quantity of NPK fertilizers, Weedicides and Pesticides to maintain productivity. As a result soil health was deteriorated, beneficial micro organisms are systematically eliminated, earth worms and other predators were killed due to misuse and abuse of above mentioned agro inputs. To overcome the above melady, we started producing Organic manure, Bio-Fertilizers, Bio-Fungicides and Bio-Pesticides. These products once again proved most useful agro inputs to improve the health of the soil and quality parameter of the produce.
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We would also like to inform you that our Bio-Tech products are certified by IMO (Switzerland) as organic product to be used in organic farming.
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Some pharmaceutical companies like Sami, Zandu and Dabur have approached us for guidance to grow medicinal plants organically. There is a good scope for our farmers to grow medicinal plants/high priced crops instead of growing traditional crops.
1999 Celebrated Silver Jubilee during May 1999.
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Training undertaken to all our Marketing Staff technically.
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Soil Samples are collected from the fields of farmers to analyse for different parameters and status of nutrients including major and micro nutrients status at a nominal cost and advise the farmers about the cost effective package of practice to be followed based on the results of Soil test..
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1996 We established business through a dedicated network of Dealers and Distributors and established our product in all States, State after State.. To cover the entire country, we took 15 years.
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After establishing our business in the country, we started product diversification with demand from the farmers and our Marketing Associates. We introduced Seeds during 1996 and the farmers received it well.
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Further, in the same year we diversified in to Pesticides and the farmers acknowledged the quality of our products by carrying empty tins to the dealers for repurchase. Thus, among all the Agro Inputs we ventured in to such as Multi Micronutrients Fertilizer, Seeds and Pesticides, we gained the confidence of farmers first and in turn the Dealers and Distributors through out the country. It is amply reflected over here as you can see the Distributors from almost all States of the country, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh. Ultimately, the credit goes to the farmers who have patronized our product with a firm faith in our product, which has culminated in to ready acceptance of our products by our valued Dealers and Distributors.
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We must appreciate that inspite of disturbed situation in the States of Assam, Jammu & Kashmir and Bihar, our Staff with the co operation of Dealers and Distributors over there, have maintained normal growth of Multiplex products compared to other States.
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We are happy to inform that we are also exporting our products to more than 10 different countries and our export business is increasing every year.
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We have undertaken trials of our product in almost all premier research institutions, Agricultural Universities, all over India and also in some of the foreign countries. We are proud to say that wherever we conducted field trials, our product was adjudged best which facilitated increase in yield by about 20 – 30% both qualitatively and quantitatively.
1993 When we started manufacturing of Multi Micronutrient Fertilizers there was no control by the Agriculture Department over neither on the Multi Micronutrient products nor any grades were fixed by the Department of Agriculture.
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On the advise of Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, in the year 1993 established State Fertilizer Committee consisting of Director of Agriculture of the State as Chairman, Joint Director of Agriculture as Secretary, one member from the local Agriculture University, one member from Fertilizer Association of India and one member from INDIAN MICRO-FERTILIZERS MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION (IMMA).
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The SFC empowered to fix the Micronutrient grades for each State, and only such grades are now marketed in the respective states. Multimicronutrients are coming under the purview of FCO 1985 and Essential Commodities Act.
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1982 Tamilnadu was the first State wherein we established our branch in the year 1982.
1975 Andhrapradesh was the first State out of Karnataka where we introduced Multiplex in the year 1975.
1974 Karnataka Agro Chemicals started in the year 1974 under the self employment scheme sponsored by the Government of Karnataka.
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Vijaya Bank came forward for financial assistance.
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We took pains to introduce our product in the States of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh to begin with.
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