Expertise

Product Development

hFService undertakes product testing in those States / Agro-climatic zones, where focus is more in terms of business - to assess if, and to what extent, the experimental product performs better (or equally well) as a reference product (Agri. inputs being used or to be used for Soil health and Nutrient Management, plant protection and / or any other purpose during the cultivation of crops).

Farmer's Field Trials: Scientific Services

Localized farmer's field Product efficacy testing (in 8 out of 15 Agro-climatic Zones covering 11 Indian States and All major crops); w.r.t.

  • Timely Data capturing on agreed parameters: Records of all original observations, measurements, calculations and derived data, as well as the final trial report are maintained throughout.
  • Elaborated trial protocols, before starting the work, which is sufficiently detailed so that clients can understand the contents of the study and verify its quality.
  • On demand, Online briefing to the team about highlights and doubt clarification.
  • Standard design of experiment (field trials), with treatments replicated suitably.
  • Advise on target crop and preferred region(s) location(s).
  • Suggestions on testing protocols (FINALIZATION BY CLIENTS).
  • Photographs at critical stages (on demand).
  • Facilitate the visit of client / representatives.
  • Support during Field day / farmers’ visit.
  • Regular (periodic) updates on trial status.
  • Data verification, computation and statistical analysis.
  • On demand special training to the selected team members.
  • Standard report writing.
  • Summary & conclusions.
Report

Objectives

To ensure that the proposed claims and recommendations are supported by trial data & reflect the actual performance of the product.

To assess the benefits that accrue from the use of a product and to define the product’s conditions of use.

Reflect the actual performance of the product while providing a clear benefit to the user / confidence to the sales team.

Product Testing Aspects

(to be compared with the conventional farmers’ practice at a particular location)

S.No. Aspect To Study the Effect on
1 Soil health & Nutrient Management (Major, macro, micro nutrients)
  • Growth factors
  • Yield attributing factors
  • Yield of crops
  • Economic benefits
  • Others, if needed
2 Plant protection Against Weed; Disease; Insect pest; Nematode; Mites control etc
  • Targeted factor (Disease incidence, weed and pest infestation)
  • Adverse effect, if any
  • Efficacy either independently or in combination
  • Effect on final yield
  • Economic Benefits
3 Water Management Product; and /or Volume / frequency of irrigation
  • Demand for irrigation
  • Growth factors
  • Yield of crop
  • Economic benefits

Capacity Building (Existing & New Business)

  • Emerging Scenario and Challenges
  • Product orientation
  • Product Application
  • Effective strategy – How to approach Marketing Partners? Farmers? Etc.
  • Case Studies
  • Assessment & Feedback

Business Strategy (New Business Entrants)

  • Independent Market Assessment (Products in the Target Markets)
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Suggestions and Recommendations
  • Business partners, if any
  • Negotiations and Contracts
  • Regulatory Service (Product Registration)

Product Quality Management (Against product failure, batch rejection etc)

  • Data Analysis
  • Diagnosis of quality culprits (factors)
  • Study of SOPs and Gaps, if any
  • Help to develop internal checks – entire production process
  • Suggestions and Recommendations

Team Building (for new business entrants)

  • Need based manpower selection
  • Team Orientation
  • Effective strategy – How to approach Marketing Partners? Farmers? Etc.
  • Case Studies
  • Assessment & Feedback

Coordination and Liaison

  • With State Agricultural Universities / ICAR institutes
  • Bio-efficacy trials for product registration / label expansion
  • Trial protocols and Treatments
  • Timely data recording / trial completion; and
  • Reporting

Product positioning (New products and / or re-positioning of Existing products)

  • Products Assessment (v/s Competitor’s)
  • Packaging (Inviting to the Users)
  • Pricing (Remunerative)
  • Independent Product Assessment (End users) and Feedback

Regulatory Service (Registration of Bio-stimulants and Bio-pesticides)

  • Bio- stimulants: Products under any of the following category namely Botanical extracts, including seaweed extracts; Bio –chemicals; Protein hydrolysates and amino acids; Vitamins; Cell free Microbials products; Antioxidants; Anti-transpirants; Humic & fulvic acid and their derivations
    (Complete 3rd party studies w.r.t. Chemistry including Shelf-life; Bio-efficacy; Toxicity; and Detection of Heavy Metals and pesticides residue as per GOI guidelines)
  • Bio-Pesticides: With special focus on microbial formulations as per CIB & RC guidelines.
    (Complete 3rd party study and product registration)

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Once complete product information is received, detailed trial protocol to be sent to the client along with the trial fee.

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