CSIR-CMERI opens ventilated polyhouse facility in Ludhiana, to facilitate horticulture crops

Dr (Prof) Harish Hirani, Director, CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur inaugurated a naturally ventilated polyhouse facility and laid the foundation stone of retractable roof polyhouse at Ludhiana in Punjab.    Briefing about the technology, Dr Hirani said that the farmers ...Read more


PAU inks pact with Nutranta Seeds to commercialise maize hybrid PMH 13

The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) inked a pact with Nutranta Seeds, Sunam, Punjab for commercialisation of maize hybrid PMH 13. Dr NS Bains, Director of Research and Telha Jameel signed the Memorandum of Agreement on behalf of their respective organisations.Dr Surinder Sandhu, Incharge, Maize Section, said ...Read more


University of Cambridge scientists create blushing plants

Scientists of the University of Cambridge have recently created plants whose cells and tissues 'blush' with beetroot pigments when they are colonised by fungi that help them take up nutrients from the soil. This is the first time this vital, 400-million-year-old process has been visualised in real-time in full roo...Read more


PAU calls upon cotton growers to monitor for whitefly and pink bollworm

Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) called upon the cotton growers to monitor their crop for the incidence of whitefly and pink bollworm. During the live programme, Dr Vijay Kumar, an entomology expert, said that as per the survey conducted by PAU, the whitefly population in cotton has not reached Economic Thresh...Read more


ICAR organises entrepreneurship prog on fisheries

The a-IDEA, Agri-Business Incubator of the ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad, recently organised a Sensitization Programme on 'Entrepreneurship Development in Fisheries Sector for Students of ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai' to sensitise about the entreprene...Read more


ICAR-CIFRI signs agreement with Glaucus Agrochem

The ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata has signed the Technology Transfer License Agreement of ICAR-CIFRI ARGCURE with the Glaucus Agrochem.   Dr Joykrushna Jena, Deputy Director General (Fisheries Science), ICAR stated that the ICAR-CIFRI ARGCURE will surely provide resp...Read more


PAU experts advise farmers to adopt water saving technologies

Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has advised farmers to adopt water-saving technologies in paddy to overcome water and power shortage in the state of Punjab. Rice acreage continues to dominate Kharif crop area in the state due to various reasons despite efforts to reduce it. The water requirement of ...Read more


ICAR-IVRI receives patent for instant soup mix made from spent hen meat

The ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh has received a patent (No. - 370161) for utilisation of spent hen meat for preparation of instant soup mix. The team of inventors include - Dr Palanisamy Gokulakrishnan and Dr Sanjod Kumar Mendiratta of the Livestock Products Technol...Read more


ICAR-DRMR signs MoU with Advanta

The ICAR-Directorate of Rapeseed-Mustard Research, Bharatpur, Rajasthan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with  Advanta/UPL Limited, Hyderabad for the non-exclusive Licensing of Rapeseed-Mustard Hybrid - NRCHB-506.Dr PK Rai, Director, ICAR-DRMR, Bharatpur, and Dr Shailesh Kumar, Representative, UPL L...Read more


PAU experts urge maize farmers to remain vigil against FAW pests

Maize experts of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) have cautioned farmers against the attack of fall armyworm (FAW) pests on maize. Dr Surinder Sandhu, in Incharge, Maize Section, has advised the farmers to remain vigilant and survey their fields thoroughly. She said, “In Punjab, the sowing of Kharif maiz...Read more


ICAR-CIFA with WWF provide alternative livelihood source to farmers in Sundarbans

The ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA), Bhubaneswar, Odisha has joined hands with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Bali Nature Life Society, an NGO as the technical partner, to help increase the livelihood of farmers at Kumirmari, Gosaba, South 24 Parganas, Sundarbans, West Bengal. Discove...Read more


CSK HP scientists develop thirteen crop varieties for farmers

Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh (CSK HP) Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, which developed thirteen crop varieties for cultivation in Himachal Pradesh, has been released for cultivation. This information was disclosed by HK Chaudhary, Vice-Chancellor, CSK HP Krishi Vishvavidyalaya.The newly developed and released wh...Read more