ICAR-CCARI, Goa inks MoU with Montfort Academy, Goa

The ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Goa recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Montfort Academy, Industrial Training Institute, Corlim, Goa.   Dr Parveen Kumar, Director, ICAR-CCARI, Goa stressed the capacity building on the different aspects of farm mechanisation...Read more

ICAR DG emphasises doubling average productivity of cotton using 'Dada Lad' technique

Dr Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR) recently visited the Farmer’s Innovative Agro-Technique Plots in Sipora Ambhora Village, Jaffrabad Tehsil, Jalna district, Maharashtra. Addressing farmers at the innovative plots, the Director-General applauded the potential of 'Dada Lad'...Read more

UPL, Chr Hansen to develop and commercialise microbial solutions for sustainable agriculture

UPL and OpenAg, has announced a long-term strategic collaboration with Chr Hansen, a global bioscience company, to develop microbial-based bio solutions (including biostimulants and biopesticides) that will help growers around the world fight pests and diseases, and improve crop quality and yields.   Throug...Read more

DBT launches ‘One Health’ consortium

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, GoI has supported a mega consortium on ‘One Health’. Dr Renu Swarup, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Government of launched the First ‘One Health’ project of DBT through video conferencing. The programme envi...Read more

Scientists develop non-toxic activated carbon from tea, banana waste

A team of scientists have used tea and banana waste to prepare non-toxic activated carbon, which is useful for several purposes like industrial pollution control, water purification, food and beverage processing, and odour removal. The newly developed process avoids the usage of any toxic agent for synthesising ac...Read more

Best Agrolife ranks 15 among top 20 agrocheml cos in India

Delhi-headquartered Best Agrolife has been ranked 15th among the top 20 agrochemical companies in India. The ranking has been released by AgroPages an online media platform for the agrochemical industry devoted exclusively to the global agricultural business. Best Agrolife registered a 22 per cent growth in revenu...Read more

IAAG writes to PM for fast-track approval of gene-editing guidelines in India

India Agriculture Advancement Group (IAAG) International has approached Prime Minister, Narendra Modi expressing serious concern on the inordinate delay in the approval of draft guidelines for Safety Assessment of Genome/Gene-Edited Plants by the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), the regulatory body ...Read more

ICAR pushes for research activities in aquaculture

Dr Joykrushna Jena, Deputy Director General (Fisheries Science), ICAR recently visited the Digha Regional Centre of ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, Kerala.   During his interaction with the institute’s scientists and staff members, Dr Jena emphasised a range of research activi...Read more

Union minister Dr Jitendra Singh releases genetic version of Indian rice and chickpea

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology Dr Jitendra Singh released the genetic version of Indian rice and chickpea (DNA panArray) developed by the National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR).   Dr Singh said that the two DNA chips for rice and chickpea, IndRA and IndiCA...Read more

Aarhus University research captures sugar transport fundamental to plants

Aarhus University researchers have just elucidated structures of a sugar transport protein that drives transport of sugar in plants. The study provides a comprehensive insight into sugar uptake into plant organs such as flowers, seeds and fruit. Future research can benefit from these discoveries to address challen...Read more

RNA-based biopesticide delivers 98% mortality of Colorado potato beetle

Renaissance BioScience Corp, a leading global bioengineering company, announced that an independent test of its environmentally safe, RNA-based biopesticide technology conducted on Colorado potato beetle (CPB) larvae resulted in 98.3 per cent mortality and greatly reduced the amount of plant damage caused by the b...Read more

Queensland Univ researchers optimistic on grain size discovery of sorghum

Researchers at The University of Queensland are optimistic the value and versatility of one of the world’s top crops will be improved following the discovery of genes that could increase the grain size of sorghum.The use of the drought-resilient summer crop has been constrained by the small size of sorghum g...Read more