FACT, which has a plant in Travancore has been the supplier for the state is enhancing its capacity to meet the demand. To overcome the short-supply farmers are resorting to import them Israel. Farmers in Idukki district are affected more as Cardamom plantation require complex fertilizer like factumfos and DAP 3 times a year. High cost of imports push many farmers move to organic manures. Lack of fertilizer use will also result in low yield or low sized capsules.