Hi, What you are saying here is very interesting. Have they (Sadaharitha) obtained a patent for CA Kit? From where else we can get the chemical? Please share with us if you know.
Yes I know. Much was found after I wrote about it last time.
Unfortunately , due to ethical reasons now I cannot write much here.
(Actually after writing previous comments we got more information , went deeper into it and now I am engage with the topic commercially. )
Our Company has obtain preliminary MOU from a bio-chemical producer in Thailand. As you know , without it the tree is useless.
About Sadaharitha: They say they have got rights for CA kit from patent holder. Their cost of importing a syringe for each tree is 3,500 Rupees. They give it 7 years after buying seedlings from them. ( 1 seedling 1,400/-)
Our inoculation method is much different. I am doing research to go beyond the current technology.
If we get the rights and tech-know how to produce the chemical in our labs in SL I am sure we can reduce the cost of inoculation at-least by half. The talks are on and they are +ve.
I cannot write any more due to ethical reasons in the forum. If succeeded, the company may announce it in media / private contacts.
Somehow I may suggest them to supply trees and chemical at a concessional rate to the selected long term members if Admins allow.
@ Kithsiri, Suja, girihel, manula.. & others who show interest on this.
We found a foreign company growing this Aquilaria tree in Puttalam area without much publicity. Hence, this is a good news for Suja. It needs water supply during drought.
Aquilaria and Gyrinopus are protected trees under Sites Convention.
You can cut if you grow but international trading is prohibited. To get release from it you have to get permission and record your details in Govt. before importing seeds and maintain records for each tree. If any company get in to this they have to give this service to out-growers and individual buyers of the plants from them.
Cultivated agar trees will give you lower grade , low % agar after 7-8 years. Average value is 30,000 - 50,000. We have to do research to improve the quality.
Importing Aquilaria seeds are very difficult and costly. Seeds fall from trees and die after 6-7 days . The suppliers send men to villages to collect them and they take 2-3 days minimum to bring seeds to town. Importer has just 2-3 days to do rest .