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  • Scientists develop transgenic rice that can grow under high salinity and drought

    Scientists develop transgenic rice that can grow under high salinity and drought

    New Delhi (ISW) - A group of researchers from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) and University of Illinois have developed transgenic rice that promises to generate high yields...

    25 Oct 2018 1:41 PM GMT
  • This gel can protect farmers from toxic pesticides

    This gel can protect farmers from toxic pesticides

    Bengaluru (ISW): Indian farmers usually do not wear any protective gear while spraying chemicals in farms. This exposes them to harmful toxins contained in pesticides, causing severe health impacts and even death in extreme cases. Indian scientists...

    19 Oct 2018 1:28 PM GMT
  • Smart spraying can help cut pesticide use in orchards

    Smart spraying can help cut pesticide use in orchards

    New Delhi (ISW): A team of researchers has developed an ultrasonic sensor-based automatic spraying system that promises to cut down on the use of pesticides in orchards. The sprayer, which can be mounted on a tractor, works by sending out and...

    9 Oct 2018 4:17 PM GMT
  • New migrant pest threatens major crops

    New migrant pest threatens major crops

    Mysuru (ISW) - A new migrant insect that can potentially cause losses to dozens of crops has been found in Karnataka. The pest has been damaging maize plants in certain parts of the state, and is not a native and known species in India, scientists...

    5 Sep 2018 10:41 AM GMT
  • ICAR scientists develop high-yielding pea varieties

    ICAR scientists develop high-yielding pea varieties

    New Delhi (ISW) - Legumes, a source of high protein, holds a special place in Indian diets. Among legumes, peas which are rich in vitamins and proteins are cherished for its taste and are a part of various cuisines. Now scientists from the Indian...

    22 Aug 2018 12:13 PM GMT
  • Genetic profile of mithun reveals unique traits

    Genetic profile of 'mithun' reveals unique traits

    New Delhi (ISW) - Mithun, often called 'cattle of the mountains', is rare cattle species reared in the subtropical rain forests of Northeastern hilly regions of India. A new study on its genetic profiling has revealed certain unique traits, which...

    24 July 2018 10:57 AM GMT
  • Shift agricultural practices to adapt to climate variability, scientists

    Shift agricultural practices to adapt to climate variability, scientists

    Mumbai (ISJ) – India ranks sixth among the countries highly vulnerable to climate change, according to Global Climate Risk Index and it is evident from the frequent occurrence of extreme weather events like floods, cyclones and droughts. Climate...

    12 July 2018 10:56 AM GMT
  • Indigenous goats resilient to climate change

    Indigenous goats resilient to climate change

    Bengaluru (ISW) - Climate change is posing a challenge not only to agricultural crops but also to livestock. It is critical to identify livestock breeds that are climate resilient to sustain rural livelihoods. Indian scientists have identified two...

    10 July 2018 12:16 PM GMT
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