Singapore engineers invents smartphone device that detects harmful algae

 This invention can generate test results on-site, and findings can be reported in real-time using the smartphone’s wireless communications capabilities. This technological breakthrough could play a big role in preventing the spread of harmful microorganisms in aquatic environments, which could threate...Read more

SMART Discovers Breakthrough Way to Look at the Surface of Nanoparticles

Researchers from SMART, MIT’s research enterprise in Singapore, have made a ground-breaking discovery that allows scientists to ‘look’ at the surface density of dispersed nanoparticles. This revolutionary technology enables researchers to ‘characterise’ or understand the properties of...Read more

Repeats in genetic patterns triggers autoimmunity in hybrid plants

Genomic information from plants can be used to enhance agricultural production and improve food security in a sustainable manner. Through a better understanding of the relationship between a plant's genetic information and the resulting behaviour, improved crops with better traits (resistance to diseases, toleranc...Read more

ICAR signs Tripartite MoA with VNMKV for technology transfer

ICAR signs Tripartite MoA with VNMKV for technology transfer The ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad have signed a Tripartite Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for the transfer of technology on Five Row Broad Bed Furrow Planter-cum-Sprayer with Seed Covering Device (Tractor Drawn) with ...Read more

Pixxel ties up with Skymet to improve farm output

  Pixxel, Indian space start-up company based in Bengaluru has joined hands with Skymet, a private weather forecaster to develop products that will help improve the output of small farms. As told to media, the partnership with Pixxel will give Skymet access to the former's high-resolution satellite imagery,...Read more

ICAR releases diagnostic kits for Dairy animals

Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & DG (ICAR) and Atul Chaturvedi, Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry, Government of India released two ELISA Kits at the Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi . One for diagnosis of Bluetongue in sheep, goats, cattle, buffalo & camel and other for Japanese Encephalitis (J...Read more

C-Camp inks MoU with StartLife for Agritech

  The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP), India’s premier bio-incubator and innovation hub has signed a MoU with StartLife, a major Dutch incubator of cutting-edge life sciences innovations focusing on food and Agritech. The aim of the MoU is to initiate the Indo Dutch Life Sciences S...Read more

Syngenta acquires Cropio

Syngenta acquires Cropio Acquisition brings leading digital farm management position in top agricultural markets. Cropio will remain a standalone company, owned by Syngenta Syngenta and The Cropio Group announced that Syngenta has completed the acquisition of all relevant assets of The Cropio Group, an Ag Tech c...Read more

Bayer organises collaborative discussion on sustainable agriculture solutions

  Bayer welcomed farmers, academics, leading global industry experts, journalists and other stakeholders for its 2019 Future of Farming Dialogue, to engage in a collaborative discussion on the future of agriculture. Under the theme “Tomorrow belongs to all of us” the event gathers speakers and p...Read more

Researchers assemble complete genome of devastating soybean pathogen

The research development marks a critical step in addressing the threat of the genetically-complex and highly-adaptive fungus Phakopsora pachyrhizi which has one of the largest genomes of all plant pathogens. Asian soybean rust has a devastating impact on soybean, an internationally important crop w...Read more

Pebble Labs acquires Biolab for $11.5M

Pebble Labs USA Inc., the biotechnology company developing solutions to safely and sustainably increase natural crop yield and food security, finalized the purchase of the New Mexico Consortium Biological Laboratory (Biolab) in Los Alamos, New Mexico, for $11.5 million. "Pebble Labs is gratefu...Read more

Agrotop to showcase advanced poultry solutions at Poultry India 2019

   Agrotop, a leading global player in poultry and livestock turnkey projects, will present poultry solutions that have been specifically designed to resist extreme heat and adapt to varying humidity conditions at Poultry India 2019 , which will take place November 27–29 at Hitex, Hyderabad, India...Read more