Title:
Flowering Stimulant Composition Using Nitrobenzene
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A flowering stimulant composition with Nitrobenzene for Agricultural and Horticultural flowering crops including Nitrobenzene as an Active ingredient, with Natural/Synthetic/Ionic (or) Non Ionic chemical surfactant and base with petro (or) Non petro solvent base. A typical example of 100 kg of the composition has 5 to 10 kgs. of Linear alkyl Benzene (Acid slurry), 1 to 2 kgs. of Sodium Hydroxide, 2 to 4 kgs. of Urea, 20 kg of Nitro Benzene, and Quantum sufficientum Filler & stabilizer. In the case of 100 kgs. of granular formulation, the composition has 75 kg or 80 kg of Roasted or unroasted Bentonite clay or silica quartz sand granules, 10 kg or 15 kg Nitrobenzene and Quantum sufficientum Coating agent and De-activating Chemicals.



Inventors:
Rathinasamy, Theenachandran (Madurai, IN)
Application Number:
13/851616
Publication Date:
10/24/2013
Filing Date:
03/27/2013
Assignee:
DEVI CROP SCIENCE PRIVATE LIMITED
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A01N33/18; A01N27/00; A01P21/00; A01N
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Primary Examiner:
PAK, JOHN D
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
K&L Gates LLP-Boston (BOSTON, MA, US)
Claims:
1. 1.-20. (canceled)

21. A flowering stimulant composition for agricultural and horticultural crops, the composition comprising: 20-22% by weight nitrobenzene in a liquid carrier, wherein the liquid carrier comprises a petrochemical or non-petrochemical solvent base; and an emulsifier.

22. The flowering stimulant composition of claim 21, wherein the emulsifier is an ionic, a non-ionic, or a mixed emulsifier.

23. The flowering stimulant composition of claim 21, comprising a filler.

24. The flowering stimulant composition of claim 21, wherein the non-petrochemical solvent base is alcohol.

25. A flowering stimulant composition as claimed in claim 21 comprising the following ingredients per 100 kg of the composition: Petrochemical solvent—60 to 70 kg Nitrobenzene—20 kg to 22 kg Emulsifier—8 kg to 20 kg.

26. The flowering stimulant composition of claim 25, wherein the emulsifier is an ionic, a non-ionic, or a mixed emulsifier.

27. The flowering stimulant composition of claim 25, wherein the petrochemical solvent is Aromax or CIX.

28. The flowering stimulant composition of claim 25, comprising a filler.

29. A flowering stimulant composition as claimed in claim 21 comprising the following ingredients per 100 kg of the composition: Non-petrochemical solvent—60 to 70 kg Nitrobenzene—20 kg to 22 kg Emulsifier—10 to 15 kg.

30. The flowering stimulant composition of claim 29, wherein the emulsifier is an ionic, a non-ionic, or a mixed emulsifier.

31. The flowering stimulant composition of claim 29, wherein the non-petrochemical solvent is an alcohol.

32. The flowering stimulant composition of claim 29, comprising a filler.

33. The flowering stimulant composition of claim 21, wherein nitrobenzene is the active ingredient that stimulates flowering.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE

This application is a continuation of the applicant's co-pending Indian Patent Application No 263/MAS/2002 filed on 10 Apr. 2002 and Application No. 480/MAS/2002 filed on 24 Jun. 2002.

FIELD OF INVENTION

This invention basically relates to the field of agricultural technology. Particularly, this invention is concerned with agricultural and horticultural crops. More particularly this invention relates to a flowering stimulant formulation and a process for the manufacture of said formulation which is meant for agricultural and horticultural crops. Salient feature of the invention is in identifying the flowering stimulant property as one of the essential properties of Nitrobenzene and inventing a novel composition containing nitrobenzene for application to agricultural and horticultural crops.

At the outset, it is to be understood that ensuring description only illustrates a particular form of this invention. However, such particular form is only an exemplary embodiment, without intending to imply any limitation on the scope of this invention. Accordingly, the description is to be understood as an exemplary embodiment and reading of the invention is not intended to be taken respectively.

The description outlines rather broadly preferred feature of the present invention so that those skilled in the art may better understand the detailed description of the invention that follows. Additional features of the invention will be described hereinafter that form the subject of claims of the invention. Those skilled in the art should appreciate that they can readily use the disclosed conception and specific embodiment as a basis for designing and modifying other structures for carrying on the same purposes of the present invention. Those skilled in the art should realize such equivalent conception do not depart from the spirit and scope of the invention in its broadest form.

BACKGROUND ART

Increasing the flowering of plants is of considerable importance in the field of Horticultural and Agricultural, since increased flowering means increased flower crop in Horticulture and increased flowering would result in increased fruiting, which again means a better crop in agriculture. There is no known prior art for increasing flowering in plants particularly. Hitherto the prior art was limited to using chemical and organic fertilizers in agriculture and horticulture which would result in overall increasing of the plant flowering quality and ultimately, yield. But there is a limitation to the use of the fertilizers and compost because of the law of diminishing returns. Fertilizers will increase vegetative growth also along with flowering and fruiting. Therefore flowering and fruiting do not take place to their peak levels.

It is the object of the present invention to formulate a composition, which would specifically stimulate higher flowering in plants and not merely result in over all growth of the plant.

A prior art search has been made world wide including at the U.S. Patent office, database and European Patent Office, database for prior art relating to flowering stimulants in plants. In view of the fact of the uniqueness of the invention, there has been no promising discoveries or inventions in the field. The applicant's invention has given substantial lead with confirmed results for various agriculture and horticulture crops.

SUMMARY OF INVENTION

The present invention addressees the problem of inventing and investigating a novel formulation which will stimulate flowering of agricultural and horticultural crops. This invention is a break through and an outcome of extensive research for finding out the basic raw material and formulation of the exact composition, Nitrobenzene tamed in a suitable formulation, used as spray or in granular form, which increases flower forming substances by altering auxin, cytokinin, gibbrellic acid and Ethylene ratio favourably tilting to a higher level of flower forming substances, thereby increasing flowers by more than 40 to 45% and yield thereby.

Preferred Embodiments

The inventor and the applicant have made great efforts to provide a novel and unique composition, which meets the requirement of agricultural and horticultural industries. Retaining common active principle, the present invention is envisaged in various formulations the details of which are as follows:

In an embodiment of invention, the present invention relates to a process of manufacturing flowering stimulant composition for Agricultural and Horticultural crops comprising Nitrobenzene as an Active ingredient with natural or synthetic surfactant and solvent base as carriers at the pre-determined ratio for optimum results and with variable ratios as per requirements.

In another embodiment of invention, the present invention relates to a process of manufacturing a flowering stimulant composition with an optimum 20% Nitrobenzene in ionic surfactant base, with fillers enhancing the activity by synergism, wherein the process comprises of the ionic surfactant being manufactured by neutralizing the acid slurry and the resultant dark colour bleached to bring about honey colour to which nitrobenzene is charged and fillers added to secure the optimum 20% Nitrobenzene concentration.

In another embodiment of invention, the present invention relates to a process of manufacturing a flowering stimulant composition with Nitrobenzene, in non-ionic surfactant base, with fillers enhancing the activity by synergism, wherein the Nitrobenzene is at the optimum 20% concentration, which can be varied as per requirements.

In another embodiment of invention, the present invention relates to a process of manufacturing a flowering stimulant composition with the optimum 20% Nitrobenzene concentration by adding to a petro chemical solvent (Aromax, CIX, etc.), required quantity of Nitrobenzene and non ionic, ionic or cationic emulsifier or a mixture of all to get a flowering stimulant composition, wherein the Nitrobenzene is at the optimum 20% concentration which can be varied as per requirements.

In another embodiment of invention, the present invention relates to a process of manufacturing a flowering stimulant composition with 20% nitrobenzene in non petro chemical solvent (i.e. alcohol) by adding measured quantity of Nitrobenzene and thorough stirring with non ionic, ionic or cationic emulsifier or a mixture of all, to get flowering stimulant composition wherein the Nitrobenzene concentration is at an optimum 20% which can be varied as per requirements.

In another embodiment of invention, the present invention relates to a process of manufacturing flowering stimulant formulation for agricultural and horticultural crops wherein roasted or unroasted Bentonite clay or silica quarts sand granules with calcium silicate absorbent are used as a carrier to produce granules having Nitrobenzene at 10% or 15% strength or as per requirement.

In another embodiment of invention, the present invention relates to a process of manufacturing flowering stimulant formulation with 10% or 15% Nitrobenzene concentration W/W or as per requirement, in granule form wherein the process comprises of spraying the Nitrobenzene on Roasted or Unroasted Bentonite clay followed by spraying a coating agent after deactivating the Bentonite clay.

In another embodiment of invention, the present invention relates to a process of manufacturing flowering stimulant formulation with 10% or 15% Nitrobenzene concentration W/W or as per requirement, in granule form by spraying the Nitrobenzene on Silica Quartz Sand granule followed by spraying a suitable coating agent.

In another embodiment of invention, the present invention relates to a process of manufacturing flowering stimulant formulation by adding a premixed mixture of calcium silicate as the absorbent and china-clay as a bulk carrier to the main active ingredient Nitrobenzene, to which solid ironic surfactant like carboxylmethyl cellulose is added to obtain a composition having an optimum Nitrobenzene concentration of 20% or as per requirement.

In another embodiment of invention, this instant invention relates to a flowering stimulant composition having the following ingredients in the optimum proportion as stated herein for 100 kg:

Linear alkyl aryl Benzene8 to 10 kg
(Acid Slurry)
Sodium Hydroxide1 kg to 2 kg
Nitrobenzene20 kg to 22 kg
Urea2 to 4 kg.
Filler & stabilizerQuantum sufficientum

In another embodiment of invention, the present invention relates to a flowering stimulant composition having the following ingredients in the optimum proportion as stated herein for 100 kg:

Non ionic surfactant60 to 70 kg
Nitrobenzene20 kg to 22 kg
Filler & stabilizerQuantum sufficientum (Q.S)

In another embodiment of invention, the present invention relates to a flowering stimulant composition having the following ingredients in the optimum proportion as stated herein for 100 kg.

Aromax or CIX or other50 to 60 kg
Petrol chemical solvents.
Nitrobenzene20 kg to 22 kg
Non ionic, ionic or cationic10 kg to 15 kg
emulsifier or mixed emulsifier.
Filler & Stabilizerif needed.

In another embodiment of invention, the present invention relates to a flowering stimulant composition having the following ingredients in the optimum proportion as stated herein for 100 kg.

Non petro solvent (Alcohol)60 to 70 kg
Nitrobenzene20 kg to 22 kg
Non ionic or ionic or mixed emulsifier10 to 15 kg.
Filler & Stabilizerif needed.

In another embodiment of invention, the present invention relates to a flowering stimulant composition having the following ingredients in the optimum proportion as stated herein for 100 kg. Granule formulation with 10% or 15% Nitro Benzene by weight.

Roasted Bentonite clay85 kg to 90 kg
Nitrobenzene10 kg or 15 kg
Deactivation chemicalsQ.S.
Coating agentQ.S.

In another embodiment of invention, the present invention relates to a flowering stimulant composition having the following ingredients in the optimum proportion as stated herein for 100 kg. Granule formulation with 10% or 15% Nitro Benzene by weight.

Unroasted Bentonite clay85 kg to 90 kg
Nitrobenzene10 kg to 15 kg
Deactivation of chemicalsQ.S.
Coating agentQ.S.

In another embodiment of invention, the present invention relates to a flowering stimulant composition having the following ingredients in the optimum proportion as stated herein for 100 kg. Granule formulation with 10% or 15% Nitrobenzene by weight.

Silica Quarts sand granules85 to 90 kg
Nitrobenzene10 or 15 kg.
Coating agentQ.S.

In another embodiment of invention, the present invention relates to a flowering stimulant composition having the following ingredients in the optimum proportion as stated herein for 100 kg. Granule formulation with 10% or 15% Nitrobenzene by weight.

Nitro-Benzene20%
Ionic Solid Surfactant15%
Calcium Silicate10%
China ClayQ.S..

OBJECTS OF INVENTION

Accordingly it is the primary object of the present invention to invent a novel flowering stimulant formulation which is unique.

It is another object of the present invention to invent a process for manufacturing a flowering stimulant formulation.

It is another object of the present invention to invent a novel composition which is a cost effective formulation.

Further objects of the invention will be clear from the following description.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

Now the invention will be described in detail in this complete specification with flow charts accompany the description. The flowcharts are given by way of non-limitative example intended to explain the invention.

Flow chart 1 shows the process detail of unique exo and endo thermic Process of the flowering stimulant composition, Boom Flower-n

Flow chart 2 shows processing details with non-ionic surfactant

Flow chart 3 shows processing details with aromatic petrochemical solvents.

Flow chart 4 shows processing details with non petro-solvents.

Flow chart 5 shows processing details with Boom flower-n 10% & 15% Granules formulation with roasted Bentonite clay.

Flow chart 6 shows process details for Boom Flower-n 10% to 15% granular formulation with un-roasted clay.

Flow chart 7 shows process details for Boom flower-n 10% & 15% Granules formulation with Silica Quarts and granules.

Flow chart 8 shows process details for Boom flower-n 20% V/V wettable Powder formulation.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENT OF THIS INVENTION

The novel composition will be made from the following raw materials:

Acid Slurry

Sodium Hydroxide

Bleaching material i.e. Urea

Aromatic Nitro compound i.e. Nitrobenzene-Active Ingredient

The research team of the applicant, after years experience, searched, investigated and invented a product based on Aromatic Nitro compound i.e. Nitrobenzene which induces flowering in almost all flowering crops.

It is a unique product and there is no other product based on this chemical and processed in the unique way described herein. The Applicant's extensive field trials establish its use in an unequivocal manner. The exact formulation of each ingredient is investigated and made available in this complete specification.

The manner of manufacturing the said composition is given in the following description. The description refers to various flow chart which accompany this description. The process details are clearly described in each of the flow chart.

Acid Slurry of 8 to 10 kgs. is neutralized with Sodium Hydroxide. After neutralization it is bleached with 1 to 2 kgs of urea, producing 80 to 160 liters of liquid surfactant (IONIC Surfactant) which is cured sufficiently to stop froth etc. and used as a carrier.

Aromatic nitro compound i.e. 20 kgs. of Nitrobenzene is added to every 80 liters of liquid surfactant carrier and allowed to get absorbed in the liquid detergent by repeated stirring.

Devices used in the manufacturing process of flowering stimulant are given below:

Mixing vessel, agitator, filling machine, shrink packaging machine are required and according to output condition, automation is also required. The product can be utilized profitably in all flowering plants, trees, crops etc.,

It has been found that this flowering stimulant formulation when applied to all flowering plants gives excellent yield. No side effects were visible when using this flowering stimulant composition. It is to be noted that this flowering stimulant composition will have wide application.

Reference is invited to various flow charts which accompanying the description. Method or process details for obtaining various formulations is illustrated in each flow diagram.

EXAMPLE

The invention is further explained with the help the following examples which are intended to describe the salient features and to give a more detailed understanding of the invention. The particular amount, proportions, compositions and other particulars are meant to be exemplary and not intended to specifically limit the scope of invention.

Example No. 1

Acid slurry (Linear Alkyl Aryl Benzene) is added slowly to the measured quantities of Sodium Hydroxide (Caustic soda) in a high density plastic vessel (or) stainless steel container to secure a neutral solution strictly with pH 7.0. When the resultant product cools to room temperature, urea is added till a Honey colour is obtained. The resultant solution is then primed to required quantity i.e. volume by adding water.

Nitrobenzene is then slowly added and simultaneously stirred till uniform product with Aromatic smell is secured. (For optimal results the resultant flowering stimulant should contain 20% NITROBENZENE v/v and the formulation should have absorbed the active ingredient uniformly and should be in free flowing formulation easily mixable with water.

Example No. 2

In certain special cases and in certain sensitive crops, ionic surfactant base as described in above paragraph is not useful or is redundant.

In such cases, a non-ionic (totally organic or plant derived) surfactants (example—Glycol Ether) taken to predetermined level and N.B. (NITROBENZENE) is charged into the Non ionic medium till a 20% or a required concentration of flowering stimulant is obtained. Now a sophisticated Flowering stimulant cum quality improver, product “Boom Flower-n” is ready. (This will be a de-odorized, free flowing Fool-proof product and will easily have 3 to 4 years shelf life and is compatible with all Agro chemicals.

Example No. 3

To a measured quantity of Aromatic solvent (Say Aromax, CIX etc.), required quantity of Nitrobenzene and q.s. (quantum sufficientum) non ionic/Ionic/cationic emulsifier or mixed emulsifier) is added and thoroughly mixed in stainless steel formulation kettle to obtain the end product flowering stimulant and quality enriching Boom Flower in the form of a homogeneous mixture. It is compatible with all Agro Chemical.

Example No. 4

To a measured quantity of Roasted Bentonite clay, or unroasted Bentonite clay or silica quarts sand granules with calcium silicate absorbent, required quantity of Nitrobenzene with suitable coating agent is added and thoroughly mixed to obtain Nitrobenzene granules at 10% or 15% strength.

Example No. 6

To a measured quantity of a premixed mixture of calcium silicate as absorbent and China clay as a bulk carrier with ionic solid surfactant like carbaxyl methyl cellulose, required quantity of Nitrobenzene is added and thoroughly mixed to obtain the optimum composition possessing Nitrobenzene concentration of 20% higher or lower.

The following table illustrates the result of application of the product. It is evident from the illustration that the invention finds extensive application in agriculture and horticulture crops. The results of the application have been very encouraging and immensely beneficial to agricultural and horticultural crops.

APPLICATION

Any other
SI.Name ofName ofYield &Qualityinteresting
No.ProductCropincreaseimprovementFeature
1.BoomTomato30% to 40%34% to 40%Improves
Flower'n'Muttony FleshyPlant
fruit with moreGrowth
Brix content
2.BoomBrinjal25% to 28%18% to 21%Improves
Flower'n'(Egg -Flesh increasePlant
Plant)Growth
3.BoomJasmine40% to 45%PEDICILSize of
Flower'n'LengthFlower
increasedincrease
4.BoomCotton3% to 40%
Flower'n'
5.BoomMango30% to 40%ColourUniform
Flower'n'enrichedripening
6.BoomRice20% to 25%Uniform7-8 days
Flower'n'panicleadvance-
emergencement in
flowering
7.BoomChillies30% to 35%Size increaseImproves
Flower'n'Plant
Growth
8.BoomCar-30% to 35%BoldnessImproves
Flower'n'domomGreen
Colour

For all flowering crops, Boomflower-n granules can be used where spraying is not possible.

Detailed/Biochemical/Chemical trials are being carried out at the following institutions:

a.ChilliesAcharya Renga University of Agriculture Andhra
Pradesh, India
b.Redgram CropUniversity of Agrl. Sciences, Dharwad -
(Pegeon Pea)Karnataka. India
c.CottonPunjab Rao Deshmukh Agricultural University at
AKOLA, Maharashtra, India.
d.JasmineM.Sc Student Fellowship at Tamil Nadu Agril.
University, Coimbatore, India.
f.CardamomCentral Cardamom research station at
Mayiladumparai, Idikki Dt, Kerala, India.
g.Soya BeanPunjab Rao Deshmukh Agricultural University,
Akola, Maharastra, India.
h.RiceTamilnadu Agriculture University, Aduthurai,
Tamil Nadu, India.
i.WheatMahathma Pule Agricultural University at Rahuri
Maharastra, India