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agricultural research


What are flash droughts, will it affect India?

November 24, 2021 4:32 pm

By the end of the 21st century, the frequency of concurrent hot and dry extremes in India will rise by about five-fold.

Can microbes help boost vigour? Yes, in hybrid corn

September 24, 2021 4:33 pm

Microbial communities associated with the root biomass of hybrids differed considerably from the non-hybrid varieties.

Cannabis was domesticated in East Asia, new study suggests

July 21, 2021 1:38 pm

The study’s authors found that the plant was a “primarily multipurpose crop” grown about 12,000 years ago during the early Neolithic period, probably for fiber and medicinal uses.

Coconut gene map may lead to high yielding varieties

November 03, 2017 12:16 pm

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

March 03, 2016 1:48 am

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

‘Focus on agri research to boost profitability’

June 11, 2012 1:01 am

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

December 10, 2011 3:51 am

“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

September 24, 2011 2:59 am

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

PAU disapproves seeds,government sells them

July 27, 2011 1:56 am

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’

September 03, 2010 2:46 am

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.