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Coconut gene map may lead to high yielding varieties

Scientists from the Chinese Academy sequenced the coconut genome, laying solid foundations for further research of functional genes of the coconut and Palmae family.

The crisis in farm research

Never before has India’s agricultural science community been as demoralised as now


‘Focus on agri research to boost profitability’

President Pratibha Patil stressed on the need for more investment in agricultural research so that new technologies can be developed to increase profitability in farming.

Livestock and fishery sector should be diversified: ICAR DG

“Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University is one of the newly established and leading universities for higher education in veterinary and animal science,” Dr S Ayyappan said.

Around Town

The two-day Kisan Mela at Punjab Agricultural University,Ludhiana concluded on Friday with the prize distribution function.

PAU disapproves seeds,government sells them

PAU had suggested that paddy varieties HRK 47 and HRK 127 should not be planted,but the very same seeds are being sold over the counter by state agriculture dept.


‘Investment in processing units more fruitful than buying land’

Zonal director of Indian Council of Agricultural Research,Dr A M Narualla has advised farmers to invest in processing instead of buying more land as this would increase their income manifolds.

Workshop on de-boning and value addition in carp fish opens

A two-day workshop on “De-boning of carp fish and preparation of value-added products” in collaboration with Central Institute of Fisheries Technology...