KF Bioplants

Supplies plants like gerbera, carnation and anthurium all over India and to 25 countries around the world.

Kishore Rajhans

Kishore Rajhans

KF Bioplants Pvt. Ltd. is a plant biotech company, which is a joint venture between Kumar Properties and Florist de Kwakel B.V., Holland. The company was established in 1992. The company supplies plants like gerbera, carnation and anthurium all over India and to 25 countries around the world. KF Bioplants is located in Pune. “We produce around 25 million plants per year of different species like gerberas, lilum, limonium, calla lily, anthurium, orchids, rananculus, aalstroemeria, etc.

These plants are produced in laboratory and hardened in green houses. We have 10 acres of green houses which are fully controlled,” says Kishore Rajhans, vice president, KF Bioplant. He further adds, “KF Bioplants provides complete on-line technical assistance at every stage of the project, which includes field visits of their technical experts for guidelines on fertigation, pest-disease management and polyhouse conditions.” Mr. Rajhans is Masters in agriculture meteorology and has been associated with the company since its inception. I joined this company as a founder member along with 12 people. Today we are 600 +. Mr. Manish Kumar Jain, who is in real estate in Maharashtra, is the managing director of this company.

Infrastructural Facilities
KF Bioplants has the following infrastructural facilities:
· It has a 60,000 sq.ft. modern laboratory with separate initiation rooms.
· Eighteen fully monitored growth rooms to hold over 9 million plants at one time.
· It also has 4 Ha. environment controlled greenhouses to produce quality plants post in-vitro production.
· Cold storage units and logistic facilities.

Tech Tie-Ups
Besides Florist de Kwakel b.v., Holland, KF Bioplants also has a joint venture with Hilverda Plant Technology, Holland for propagation and marketing of carnation cuttings in India. The company is associated with numerous Dutch international plant breeders and laboratories like Deroose b.v., Sande b.v., KP Holland, Floricultura b.v., Kapitayen, Meijer b.v. (for potato varieties mainly for processing industries like crisp, fresh fries, etc.) & Danziger Farms from Israel.

Products
KF Bioplants offers plants in-vitro or hardened young plants of the following commercially successful crops:
· Gerbera
· Carnation
· Anthurium
· Lilium
· Limonium
· Zantedeschia
· Phaelonopsis
· Gypsophila
· Potato

“We are in other crops also like carnation, anthurium, lilium, gypsophila, zanthedeschia, limonium and orchid. Our focus is mainly on ornamental flowering plants used for cut flower purpose. We are exporting gerbera plants (ex-agar as well as hardened plants) to almost 28 countries to the tune of 10 million plants,” maintains Mr. Rajhans.

Potato Program
The company started its potato programme in 2002 and successfully established in-vitro protocols for initiation, multiplication, rooting and post-vitro hardening and mini tuber production. The varieties available with the company are:
· Kufri Badshah
· Kufri Bahar
· Kufri Chipsona-3
· Kufri Jyoti
· Kufri Pukhraj

[hidepost]“To develop cost efficient varieties with maximum benefit for the complete potato chain up to end user. We have recently tied up with Meijer b.v., The Netherlands. This company is engaged in breeding programme of varieties adapted to meet the requirements of the end market user. Stress resistance and marketable yield, in combination with processing and cooking quality at the highest level support this,” avers Mr. Rajhans.

Following varieties of Meijer are available with the company:
· Lady Rosetta
· Lady Claire
· Lady Jo
· Lady Olympia
· Cycloon
· Lady Christle
· Melody
· CMK 1997-022-017
· CMK 1997-024-020
· Soprano

“The tubers are tested for various viruses during initiation. The company has 100% controlled and closed polyhouses to produce mini tubers under hygienic conditions which can prevent infestation of viruses via insect carrier,” avers Mr. Rajhans.

Target Customers
KF Bioplants’ net worth is Rs.40 crores. The company mainly targets farmers, people involved in agro business and to some extent people from other industries. “For domestic market we are supplying only hardened young plants and where as for export we are supplying ex-vitro and hardened plants. All the plants are transported by air at certain temperature to all our clients either in country or abroad. We also have refer vans for local deliveries,” says Mr. Rajhans.

He adds, “We export planting material to 27 different countries, mainly Holland, Korea, Philippines, Vietnam, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Australia, Nepal, Pakistan and Japan. Out of total production, 65 per cent is for export and remaining 35 per cent is for domestic market.”

Further speaking about generating new buyers, Mr. Rajhans says, “On-line technical back up for 100 per cent success of project is our strength to generate new enquiries. As once our client get success he, himself promotes us to other clients from that area for new projects. We are carrying out different promotional activities like exhibitions, seminars and training programmes which help us to get new customers. Farmers interested in hi-tech farming contact us directly to understand the technology.”

Advantages of TC Plants
According to Mr. Rajhans, following are the advantages of tissue culture grown plants:
· True to type plants.
· Uniformity in growth and flowering.
· Higher yield and better quality.
· Pest and disease free plants.
· Crop success percentage is more.
· Round the year availability

Further speaking about the cost of cultivating tissue culture flowers and the profit earned, Mr. Rajhans says, “Generally the average price, which farmers are getting for their flower depends on type of flower and quality. Average price for gerbera, carnation and anthurium flower is Rs. 2.5, Rs. 3 and Rs. 11, respectively. Planting material cost varies according to crops and it’s growth stage. The cost of hardened plant of gerbera, carnation, anthurium, orchid and gypsophila is Rs. 30, Rs. 9, Rs. 65, Rs. 150 and Rs. 40, respectively.”

Government Support
The government also provides subsidies. “There are two types of subsidies, one from National Horticulture Board (NHB) and another from National Horticulture Mission (NHM). NHB gives 20 per cent of the total project cost considering land cost as a 10 per cent of the project cost. Whereas NHM gives subsidy on certain norms based on land holding and area of the polyhouse, which is comparatively less than subsidy from NHB,” informs Mr. Rajhans.

Kishore Rajhans
Vice President (Operations)
KF Bioplants Pvt. Ltd.
S. No. 178, Kirtane Baug, Mundhwa Road, Magarpatta,
Hadapsar, Pune – 411 036. India.
Tel.: +91-20-2687 2052, 2681 7035.
Fax: +91-20-2681 73
E-mail: info@kfbioplants.com
Web: www.kfbioplants.com [/hidepost]

  • http://MobileNo09837232868 Rakesh Mamgain/ satish Joshi

    sir, we are your customer growing gerbera flower in uttarakhand supplied by your company
    Facing problem; sir we have started supply of gerbera flowers in offices & restrurants in winter seasons flowers were healthy for a week there was no comlaint in market but in summer seasons there is lot of complaint comming from market of benting,not glowing of flowers more then two day
    for precaution we are putting flowers in water for one day beside that no possitive results are comming kindly suggest us some medicine or method to precure flowers atlest for a week — take early action
    thanking you

  • Chandramohan S.

    We procured Jerbera plants for our first greenhouse from KF. They gave satisfactory production. We won prizes for quality of flowers from first greenhouse and aquired such an expertise that other greenhouse owners sought our advice. But the second batch from this company for our second greenhouse was very bad. Quality of flowers was not even matching with that from 3 year old first greenhouse. We informed to KF , carried out all tests advised by them. There was no problem with our techniques or inputs. Soon KF started finding fault with us. Earlier, KF’s representative was visiting us regularly but his visits stopped. The company was not attending to our complaints. We are disappointed by this attitude of KF; they are adopting typical Indian marketing strategy: sell and forget !

  • sudhindra kumar s n

    I need anthurium plants (Non hardened plants). please send me quotation for 4000 plants.

  • avinash shendge

    sir,i am avinash start to develop rose plant in my farm give me info about that.
    thanks.

  • Mudit Monish

    I need carnation & lilium plans , plz send me quatation for 10,000 plants approx
    thanx
    Reg.
    Mudit Monish
    +91 9837019420

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    I need gerbera and carnation plants,plz send me quotation for 10,000 plants(each).
    thanks
    9047078882

  • Sendhil kumar.A

    Dear sir,
    we are produced gerbera invitro plants and hardening, please give me the fast growth media combination for ,Gerbera hardening

  • babu

    Dear sir,
    i need carnation plants, plz send me the quotation and catloque wit full
    details for 20000 plant thanks
    ph 9487341359

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    hi
    i am manager direstor mehr pakhsh co. from iran. i need company breeder lilium. can u help me?

  • iroshan hasaranga

    i need carnation,gerbera ,orchid ,anturium, plants, plz send me the quotation and catloque wit full
    details for 20000 plant thanks

    pls send immediatly +940773224358

  • Reshmee jheengut(from MAuritius)

    Sir,
    i am interested in the cultivation of gerbera and phalapnoesis orchids as our government is promoting individuals to do carry out business on their own and giving support through the Small and medium enterprise.
    hence iwanted to how much i.e the minimum amount of plants that can be imported from ur company,as i wanted to venture in the cultivation of these flowers which has a good demand in our country,before doing it on a very large scale.
    plz send me a quotation for gerbera,phalapnoesis orchids i.e the price,amount,varieties,mode of payment,delivery time,and how to order etc.
    thank you in advance and i hope that i’ll have a positive reply from u.

    Reshmee Jheengut(mrs)

  • nikhil kumar reddy

    Dear sir i am nikhilkumarreddy i need your company rates of gerbera plants and carnation rates pls give me the quotation for 40000 gerbera plants,90000 carnation plants.

  • Sachin K. Thorat

    Dear Sir,

    i am sachin thorat from nashik Dist. i want start gerbera production please help me

    regards
    sachin thorat

  • Kamraj Chalak

    I need gerbera and carnation plants,plz send me quotation for 10 plants(each).
    thanks

  • Aniruddha Joshi

    I want to produce Gerbera flower.So, how can you help me ???

    Please Contact to get your expertise.

    Regards,

    Aniruddha

  • dadasahea dupare

    hi!! Sir.
    I want information about your plant.can i meet your plant . If this possible pls contact on my mail .

  • Ravinder Singh

    Dear sir,
    i need carnation plants, plz send me the quotation and catloque wit full
    details for 2000 plant thanks As i am already have plants in my green house from your company and provide contact person from Mandi, Himachal Pradesh India
    Thanks
    Phone No.-9459851212

  • K.Prasannakumaran

    Sir,
    Iam a orchid cultivator in Trivandrum . I would like to cultivate anturium and gerbera. Plese send the price list of these plants.
    9447388829

  • Prabir Roychowdhury

    Dear Sir,
    We are from kolkata interested in folriculture specially Orchid and want to start our business in South 24 Pargona district. We would like to know if it is possible in this climate condition and what will be the project cost for minimum cultivation area.We also like to know how much support you can provide regarding this business.

    Thanks & Regards

    Prabir Roychowdhury.
    0 9903801565

  • RANJANA SINGH

    Please send me a quotation for 7000 plants of gerbera and 1000 plants each of anthurium and lilium.Thank you

  • k srinivas

    Respected sir

    I Karampudi Srinivas S/o Subbarao,Gannavaram interested to do the business in Flowryculture at Gannavaram, Krishna Distrct,Andhra Pradesh.I am doing the said business for the last 1 year.To expand and do the business in large scale I went to Banker for this project finance.He asked me to submit the experiance certificate in the said field.So kindly arrange me the experiance certificate for my baking finance purpose.

    Thanking you
    Yours Sincearly

    Karampudi Srinivas

  • RAJIB BAISYA

    please sendme the pricelist of tissue cultured orchid specially phalenopsis.aiso send me pricelist oforchid flasks containing orchid.

  • kamraj chalak

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    sir one time i visit ur KF Bioplant on pune
    I hv imformation Tissue culture lab

  • USHA

    SIR, I M PhD STUDENT AT IARI, NEW DELHI (FLORICULTURE DIVISION). I NEED MICROPROPAGATED PETUNIA PLANTS….IS THERE ANY PROVISION..SIR, I NEED THEM FOR MY RESEARCH PURPOSE..

  • usman ali

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    sir I have completed M.Sc (Horticulture) becoz I need to job.

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    I want to total sesanable flowers images and videos please send me. thank you

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    good afternoon sir

    I am interest to cultivate CARNATION AND GERBERA FLOWERS so pls qut me each carnation and gerbera plants

  • prathamesh pravin vaidya

    any one can suggest me please, i want 2000 red or pink colour chrysanthemum varieties cutting for my phd work on mutation breeding in chrysanthemum so please suggest me from where i got cutting any nursery address. my phone 09975171088 and 08081404725

  • http://NoWebsite Niharendu Mukherjee,Ex.Professor,IIT,Kharagpur

    I want the details of how to procure and Develop the following plants:

    1) Phalenopsis tissue culture plant

    2) Charysamthemam tissue culture plants

    These plants should high qualities . Also send the price List of these plants

  • jayaraj

    i am jayaraj fram tamilnadu dharmapuri near bangalor 80 km all reaty your kf biopland viseting 2yers bag capsicam setling your coler capsicam full details my e mail id thank you.

  • charbel

    i need limunom plants
    thanks

  • nitesh kumar

    Please send me a quotation for 2000 plants of gerbera and 1000 plants each of lilium.Thank you

  • Shalini Shukla

    sir I am B.Tech (Biotechnology) student. I want to job.

  • Naaz Patel

    Sir, I have completed M.Sc.Biotechnology. I have read very much about your institute andwish to apply for the job in this company. If you give me a chance I’ll work till your satisfaction.Kindly consider and reply.