Being a R&D oriented organisation, it was but essential for us to establish a strong research team. Headed by Dr. Balachander and Sharan, the team is responsible for delivering innovative and sustainable solutions for agricultural and livestock farmers. The principal objective of the R&D team at Ponalab is to make farmers self sufficient, and allow them to improve the quality and quantity of their produce with little or no inputs from specialists. We combine our expertise, along with technological partnerships and knowledge transfers gained from world-renowned organizations such as Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Indian Council for Agricultural Research, and our foreign collaborator, Carlsbad Biosystems, USA.
Our R&D units are located at Mysore and Bangalore, with field units spread across Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, and Rajasthan – states with diverse soil and crop conditions in India. Our research lines are divided into: