ICAR- NAIMCC receives IDA status from WIPO Geneva

The National Agriculturally Important Microbial Culture Collection (NAIMCC), a unit of the ICAR-National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms (ICAR-NBAIM), Maunath Bhanjan, Uttar Pradesh under the aegis of the Indian Council of Agriculture Research & Department of Agricultural Research and Educati...Read more


Indian Veterinary Research Inst. launches new testing kit for FMD

A team of scientists at Indian Veterinary Research Institute is located, Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh state has developed a new mono-clonal antibody and recombinant antigen based ELISA, a rapid testing kit that can be used to detect deadly foot-and-mouth disease, FMD across various species. The disease is a high...Read more


ICAR-CIAE, Bhopal develop RGB-Thermal Imager for crops

A new RGB-Thermal imager for spatial data collection with location coordinates and real time data processing which can be integrated with actuation system for real time communication has been developed and launched by India Council of Agricultural Research, ICAR and Central Institute of Agriculture Research, Bhopa...Read more


ICAR signs MoU with DCR for licensing of Cashew Hybrid

The ICAR-Directorate of Cashew Research, Puttur, Karnataka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the M/s Annai Velankanni Nursery, Tamil Nadu for the non-exclusive Licensing of new Cashew Hybrid - H-130.  The MoU was signed by Dr M.G. Nayak, Director, ICAR-DCR, Puttur and Shri D. Xavier, Proprietor...Read more


KAU introduces vegetable seeds kits for urban cities  

    The Integrated Farming Systems Research Station (IFSRS) kits were launched as part of the Agriculture University initiative. The IFSRS, a station under the Kerala Agricultural University (KAU), has introduced vegetable cultivation kits which could prove useful for city residents who have developed ...Read more


ICAR-CIFA launches ‘WhatsApp Helpline’ for fish farmers

Dr Joykrushna Jena, Deputy Director General (Fisheries Science), ICAR launched a WhatsApp & E-Mail Helpline for the fish farmers of the country. (WhatsApp No. - 7790007797 & ask.cifa@icar.gov.in) on the occasion of the 20th National Fish Farmers’ Day celebrated by the ICAR-Central Institute of Freshw...Read more


ICAR-NAARM signs MoUs with 6 State Universities for faculty development centers  

The ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad organized the "Virtual Signing Ceremony of Tripartite Memorandums of Understanding for establishment of Career Development Centres & Faculty Development Centres under the Component - 2 of the ICAR-National Agricultural Higher Education Pr...Read more


ICAR-VPKAS bags patent for bio-insecticide using millet grain based agro-medium.  

    A patent bearing No. 336230 has been granted for application No. 1627/DEL/2008 dated July 8, 2008 for the mass production of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) biocide using millet grain based agro-medium.  The patent has been granted to ICAR-VPKAS, Almora and the names of the inventors are M. Mohan...Read more


 Kerala Govt starts ‘Pesticide Residue Analytical Laboratory’ at ICAR-IISS  

    Adv. V.S. Sunil Kumar, Minister for Agriculture, Government of Kerala virtually inaugurated two new facilities - Spice Processing Facility and Pesticide Residue Analytical Laboratory at the ICAR-Indian Institute of Spices Research headquarters in Kozikode. The occasion also marked the celebrations ...Read more


NMPB inks MoU with ICAR- NBPGR to conserve germplasm of medicinal plants

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to conserve the Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Genetic Resources (MAPGRs) has been signed between National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB) under Ministry of AYUSH and ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR) under Department of Agricultural Research and Education on ...Read more


University of Minnesota receives funding to study resistance genes in wild wheat

 The 2Blades Foundation and collaborators at the John Innes Centre, University of Minnesota, and Kansas State University, have received funding to study wild emmer wheat to discover genes that can help farmers combat devastating wheat rust diseases.  The United States Department of Agriculture’s (...Read more


GADVASU organises ‘Innovative Fish Farmers Meet’ online

In order to study the impact of lockdowns on fish farming, College of Fisheries, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (Gadvasu), Ludhiana, organised an online meeting of Innovative Fish Farmers Association (IFFA), Punjab. Strategic resilience action plan to mitigate the anticipated production ...Read more