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  • Engineering students smart device can measure soil moisture, temperature and regulate irrigation

    Engineering student's smart device can measure soil moisture, temperature and regulate irrigation

    N.B. Nair Ahmedabad (ISJ) - An Indian engineering student has developed a cost-effective smart device, which can revolutionise water-starved farm sector in the country. The Smart Plant Monitoring System can measure the soil moisture, temperature in t...

    25 April 2019 5:08 AM 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 ha...

    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 receiv...

    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 fr...

    5 Sep 2018 10:41 AM GMT
  • Scientists develop early flowering transgenic mustard

    Scientists develop early flowering transgenic mustard

    New Delhi (ISW): Researchers at Delhi-based TERI School of Advanced Studies have developed an early flowering transgenic variety of mustard. The work is important as Indian mustard is a major oilseed crop in the country and due to changing climate...

    9 Jun 2018 6:00 AM GMT
  • Ozone pollution can damage wheat crop

    Ozone pollution can damage wheat crop

    Varanasi (ISW) - Air pollution is not only injurious to human health, but to plant life also. Scientists from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) have found most wheat cultivars developed after the year 2000 are more sensitive to damage due to ozone -a byp...

    8 May 2018 11:13 AM GMT
  • Keralas traditional rice varieties are storehouse of nutrition: study

    Kerala's traditional rice varieties are storehouse of nutrition: study

    Kochi (ISW): Rice is a staple food for millions of Indians. It can also be a vital source of nutrition and health-benefiting substances if some of the nutritious varieties of rice traditionally grown can be popularized and polishing is kept to a minim...

    23 March 2018 11:05 AM GMT
  • Probiotics isolated from chicken intestine could prevent poultry diseases

    Probiotics isolated from chicken intestine could prevent poultry diseases

    N.B. Nair Puducherry (ISJ) – Indian scientists have isolated probiotics from chicken intestine, which could help disease-free poultry products. The bacteria isolated from intestine of country chicken is a lactic acid bacteria called probioti...

    23 Aug 2017 7:46 AM GMT
  • By end of the century, deadly heat waves could hit India and neighbourhood

    By end of the century, deadly heat waves could hit India and neighbourhood

    Without action, climate change could devastate South Asia, says MIT studyWashington (ISJ) - Climate change could lead to summer heat waves with levels of heat and humidity that exceed what humans can survive without protection in South Asia, warned a ...

    7 Aug 2017 5:59 AM GMT
  • Climate change: Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Surat vulnerable to flooding

    Climate change: Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Surat vulnerable to flooding

    Unabated climate change would bring devastating consequences to countries in Asia and the Pacific, which could severely affect their future growth, reverse current development gains, and degrade quality of life, according to a report produced by the...

    17 July 2017 3:12 PM GMT
  • Taxonomists rediscover rare plant species in Western Ghats

    Taxonomists rediscover rare plant species in Western Ghats

    A group of Indian plant taxonomists have rediscovered a wild plant after a gap of nearly 100 years. Called Ceropegia Omissa H.Huber, the species was last seen in 1916. Prior to this, it was seen and collected only on two occasions - in 1835...

    29 Jun 2017 7:32 AM GMT
  • A small molecule is a big threat to health and global food security

    A small molecule is a big threat to health and global food security

    Washington (ISJ) -- Researchers at the University of Arizona have found a promising way to prevent loss of millions of tons of crops to a fungus each year, offering the potential to dramatically improve food security, especially in developing...

    14 March 2017 8:27 AM GMT
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