NRGene and Agriplex Genomics collaborates for Genotyping Services  

     NRGene and Agriplex Genomics has announced a non-exclusive collaboration to provide end-to-end optimized mid-density genotyping services. This new collaboration couples NRGene’s new software solution for optimized genotyping with Agriplex’s amplicon-based technology to offer the b...Read more


CSIR-IHBT promotes asafoetida farming & develops its agro-technology  

   Due to efforts of CSIR constituent laboratory, Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT), Palampur, a historical shift in farming practices is in the offing with farmers of the remote Lahaul valley in Himachal Pradesh taking up cultivation of asafoetida (Heeng) to utilize vast expanses of ...Read more


Gauhati University researchers receives patent for Biological pesticide  

   Government of India patented new biological pesticide developed by a team of researchers from Gauhati University .The team of researchers which includes Novonita Baruah, Alak Chandra Deka, Mohan Chandra Kalita and Jogen Chandra Kalita developed the biological pesticide to control red spider mites tha...Read more


New research focuses on developing disease resistant pears

The United States' pear production is mainly susceptible to storm damage, climate change, and disease, particularly fire blight. These conditions caused pear producers in Washington State to lose nearly 70,000 tons of their crop last year alone. According to Nahla Bassil, plant geneticist, and Joseph Postman, pear...Read more


Alfalfa touted as the next best Aquafeed

Scientists of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USA and their collaborators have discovered that fish such as Yellow perch love the fish pellets made with a protein concentrate derived from alfalfa’s protein-rich leaves. They're experimenting with alfalfa as part of a broader effort to find suitable a...Read more


Lely, Netherlands launches 'Horizon' dairy automation application

Maassluis, Netherlands based Lely introduces a new application for dairy automation which connects data from all relevant equipment and suppliers on the farm in one management system. Called Lely Horizon, the new farm management application is a real decision-support platform, which analyses data, offers insights ...Read more


C-DAC, GADVASU jointly develops Aquaponics facility in Ludhiana

A pilot ‘Aquaponics facility’ developed by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Mohali at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary University (GADVASU), Ludhiana was inaugurated by Sanjay Dhotre, Union Minister of State for Education, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology, Gover...Read more


ICAR-CMFRI announces John’s snapper seed production technology

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (ICAR-CMFRI), has successfully developed seed production technology of John’s snapper (Lutjanus johnii) first ever in India. Success in captive spawning and seed production of the fish, which was carried out at the Visakh...Read more


ARI scientists develop new high yielding wheat 'Aestivum'

Farmers now have a wheat variety 'Aestivum', developed by Indian scientists with significantly high yield. The chapati from the flour of this wheat also scores high on quality. This wheat variety called MACS 6478 and developed by Scientists from Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), an autonomous institute of the Dep...Read more


BASF launches seed treatments for Soyabean  

    BASF is strengthening its soybean seed treatment portfolio with the introduction of three new products such as  Vault IP Plus seed treatment, Poncho XC seed treatment and Relenya seed treatment.  All the three products are recently registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (E...Read more


Scientists conduct genome-wide association mapping for wheat blast resistance

Wheat blast caused by the fungus Magnaporthe oryzae pathotype Triticum (MoT) is an emerging threat to wheat production. To identify genomic regions associated with blast resistance against MoT isolates in Bolivia and Bangladesh, scientists performed a large genome-wide association mapping study using 8607 observat...Read more


ICAR launches e-book 'Creating Wealth from Agricultural Waste'

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research has launched an e-book 'Creating Wealth from Agricultural Waste' that covers 140 technologies extensively. The technologies have explored different arenas of wealth creation utilizing various waste material generated during agricultural activities whether it be the waste...Read more