Scientists develop tech to enhance biogas production from dairy industry

Indian scientists have developed a novel high-performance bioreactor system integrated with a sustainable pre-treatment process for enabling anaerobic digestion of complex fat-rich sludge from the dairy industry. It has been further integrated with membrane bioreactor based-wastewater treatment to enable zero liqu...Read more

Union agri minister launches Amul Honey

Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar launched Amul Honey, a product of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) under active cooperation with the National Bee Board (NBB). The product was launched virtually in the presence of the Union Minister for Animal Husbandry,...Read more

VP calls for people-centric AI solutions in agri

The Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu called for tapping the potential of revolutionary technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) to deliver benefits to the people and enhance the quality of life. In this regard, Naidu urged educational institutions, researchers, and developers to come out with practical AI so...Read more

Union minister of DoNER inaugurates state soil testing lab in Kohima

G Kishan Reddy, Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Culture and Tourism during his three-day official visit to Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland between September 23 and 25, inaugurated development works and reviewed various ongoing developmental schemes in Nagaland.    The Uni...Read more

Enabling policy environment to realise full benefits of gene editing in agri sector

Gene editing mediated by the CRISPR-Cas system has emerged as a powerful technology with the capability of precisely modifying the genome of a wide range of organisms. The technology is based on an existing bacterial immune system and is adopted worldwide as a simple, precise and efficient method to genetically im...Read more

Mumbai scientists develop tech to convert poultry feathers to animal feed, fertiliser

Indian scientists have developed a sustainable and affordable solution for converting keratin waste such as human hair, wool, and poultry feathers to fertilisers, pet and animal feeds. India generates a huge amount of human hair, poultry feather waste and wool waste each year. These wastes are dumped, buried, used...Read more

Bayer launches transparency register for scientific collaborations with external partners

Bayer has introduced a transparency register in the future DAX-40-index. The transparency register will initially launch in Germany before being introduced in further countries. The Bayer Science Collaboration Explorer is aimed at improving long-term public confidence in science and research. The database provides...Read more

PAU, Ludhiana bags patent for enhanced glucose production from SSB

The Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana has been granted an Indian patent on 'Fermentation Process For Enhanced Glucose Production From Sweet Sorghum Bagasse Using Acidothermophilic Fungal Cellulases' by the Indian Patent Office, Government of India, New Delhi. The patent (No. 376260) has been granted for a p...Read more

ICRISAT’s researchers work on genes to defend chickpea against deadly pathogen

Researchers at ICRISAT have recently zeroed in on a few promising sets of genes that play a key role against dry root rot (DRR) of chickpea, a fungal disease in India. The team led by Dr Mamta Sharma, have explained the phenomenon at the molecular level. The team has found the involvement of endochitinase and PR-3...Read more

NewLeaf and Meristem collaborates to bring Innovative Biologicals

   NewLeaf Symbiotics® (NewLeaf) and Meristem Crop Performance Group, LLC announced a new strategic alliance designed to efficiently bring new biologicals to more farmers faster. Under the new relationship, Meristem and NewLeaf will work together to make this yield-enhancing technology reliable, acc...Read more

Union Fishery Minister releases vision document to make Goa self-reliant in agri

Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying virtually released the Vision Document - 'Vision for Development of Agricultural and Allied Sectors: A Way Towards Making Goa Self-Reliant (Swayampurna Goa)” prepared by the ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, G...Read more

PAU develops new varieties of wheat, berseem, oats for cultivation

The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has developed and recommended three new varieties of wheat and one variety each of berseem and oats for general cultivation in Punjab. These include PBW 803, PBW 824 and PBW 869 of wheat; BL 44 of berseem and OL 15 of oats. The varieties were approved du...Read more