Sugarcane           

Sugarcane cultivars (Saccharum spp. hybrids) are grown mainly for sugar, ethanol and sub products. Its large-scale production makes it an important crop in the tropical and subtropical regions of many countries. Sugarcane varieties age over the years, losing their productive power, which can deteriorate and eventually disappear from the commercial crop. In many countries, most vegetative seed is propagated by conventional methods by sowing bud-containing cuttings. However, this technique does not ensure the sanitation and rejuvenation of the selected varieties in the field.

We at EFC Plants are working on sugarcane (Saccharum spp.) through shoot tip (micro meristem) method for regeneration of rejuvenated, genetically homogeneous plants, free of pests and diseases. By following this method; our plants are phenotypically similar to the mother plant and gave a much more rapid multiplication rate when compared to the other procedures, obtain a constant supply of plant material, unlike conventional vegetative propagation which is seasonal in nature.

We are working with different varieties which will be suitable in our country climate condition. According to the research paper tissue culture raised sugarcane plants increases productivity in the field by up to 25% and sugar yields by between 10 and 15% per unit area.

 

Pineapple 

The pineapple (Ananas comosus) is a tropical plant with an edible fruit and the most economically significant plant in the family Bromeliaceae. Pineapple is propagated vegetatively by planting crowns, slips, hapas and suckers. Crowns are the preferred planting material in most pineapple growing countries since they have the potential to develop better root systems. ‘Natural flowering’ is one of the important unsolved problems in pineapple cultivation and management.

We at EFC Plants are propagating pineapple plants through micropropagation method, which have been known to mature and fruit all at one time. Perhaps the use of micropropagated pineapple plants as planting material would help to minimize the problem of ‘natural flowering’ which is sporadic and rampant in pineapple cultivation. Since all the plantlets are developed from one initial culture, most of them should flower and set fruit at the same time when transferred to the field.

Ornamental Plants

Ornamental plants are plants that are grown for decorative purposes in gardens and landscape design projects, as houseplants, cut flowers,  and aesthetic features including: flowers, leaves, scent,  fruit, stem and bark, and aesthetic form . In all cases, their purpose is for the enjoyment of gardeners, visitors, and the public institutions.