SABC, Agrovision Foundation conducts the largest field experiment of “Mating disruption” tech to ward off pink bollworm in cotton  

     The South Asia Biotechnology Centre (SABC), Jodhpur in collaboration with Agrovision Foundation, Nagpur has laid out the country’s largest field experiment of an innovative mating disruption or mating confusion technology spread over 300 acres in 4 clusters to ward off Pest Pink bollwor...Read more

Penn State researchers identify gene to regulate angle of root growth in corn

According to Penn State researchers, the discovery of a gene that regulates the angle of root growth in corn is a new tool to enable the breeding of deeper-rooting crops with an enhanced ability to take up nitrogen.   The gene, called ZmCIPK15- a moniker indicating where it is located in the genome and how ...Read more

NEOGEN Corp launches quantitative test for hemp cultivation

NEOGEN Corporation has recently launched a test that can quickly and accurately detect levels of the delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC) cannabinoid in hemp plants.NEOGEN's new Reveal Q+ for Δ9-THC can precisely detect and report THC levels between 0.1 per cent and 1.6 per cent, providing fast, relia...Read more

Enko, Bayer collaborate for safe pesticides

Crop health company Enko has partnered with Bayer to develop diverse chemistries for crop protection. Applying drug discovery approaches from pharma to crop protection will allow the companies to identify unexpected product candidates that safely target pests in new ways.The partnership uses Enko's toolkit of prov...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

ICAR-NAARM organise virtual training programme on IPR

ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), Hyderabad recently organised a three-day virtual training programme on 'Intellectual Property Rights and Technology Commercialisation for the Faculties of Kamdhenu University.' The main objective of the programme was to create a complete ecosystem ...Read more

2030 WRG, Corteva collaborates to promote ‘Direct Seeded Rice Technique’ in UP  

 Corteva Agriscience, the global agriculture company, and the 2030 Water Resources Group (2030 WRG), hosted by the World Bank Group, signed a project to promote sustainable rice production in Uttar Pradesh. The project has been conceived to build the capacity of farmers on the Direct Seeded Rice (DSR) techniq...Read more

FBSciences launches CarbonBoost® Line to increase soil carbon  

     FBSciences, a global leader in agricultural biologicals, launches their CarbonBoost® soil health product line, leveraging 15 years of experience and commercial success in plant health innovation to maximize carbon sequestration, increase soil carbon, and drive soil health. As part of FBSc...Read more

Corteva Agriscience signs agreement with Andermatt USA

Corteva Agriscience and Andermatt USA signed a multi-year agreement for two technologies that will benefit US farmers. Andermatt USA is the US subsidiary of Andermatt Biocontrol AG, global pioneer in producing microbiological products for biological pest control.   As part of the agreement, Corteva receives...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

India, European Commission charts down various aspects of agri reforms

A virtual meeting between Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and Janusz Wojciechowski, Member of the European Commission, Agriculture was recently held. Both dignitaries discussed EU Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) and the recent India market reforms; EU Farm to Fork Strateg...Read more

Irrigation practices influencing precipitation patterns: Study

Climate researchers have discovered that excess irrigation over northern India has shifted the September monsoon rainfall towards the north-western part of the subcontinent. It has increased widespread weather extremes over Central India. These meteorological hazards expose vulnerable farmers and their crops to ri...Read more