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  • New migrant pest threatens major crops

    New migrant pest threatens major crops

    Mysuru (ISW) - A new migrant insect that can potentially cause losses to dozens of crops has been found in Karnataka. The pest has been damaging maize plants in certain parts of the state, and is not a native and known species in India, scientists...

    2018-09-05 10:41:07.0
  • ICAR scientists develop high-yielding pea varieties

    ICAR scientists develop high-yielding pea varieties

    New Delhi (ISW) - Legumes, a source of high protein, holds a special place in Indian diets. Among legumes, peas which are rich in vitamins and proteins are cherished for its taste and are a part of various cuisines. Now scientists from the Indian...

    2018-08-22 12:13:28.0
  • Genetic profile of mithun reveals unique traits

    Genetic profile of 'mithun' reveals unique traits

    New Delhi (ISW) - Mithun, often called 'cattle of the mountains', is rare cattle species reared in the subtropical rain forests of Northeastern hilly regions of India. A new study on its genetic profiling has revealed certain unique traits, which...

    2018-07-24 10:57:01.0
  • Shift agricultural practices to adapt to climate variability, scientists

    Shift agricultural practices to adapt to climate variability, scientists

    Mumbai (ISJ) – India ranks sixth among the countries highly vulnerable to climate change, according to Global Climate Risk Index and it is evident from the frequent occurrence of extreme weather events like floods, cyclones and droughts. Climate...

    2018-07-12 10:56:51.0
  • Indigenous goats resilient to climate change

    Indigenous goats resilient to climate change

    Bengaluru (ISW) - Climate change is posing a challenge not only to agricultural crops but also to livestock. It is critical to identify livestock breeds that are climate resilient to sustain rural livelihoods. Indian scientists have identified two...

    2018-07-10 12:16:31.0
  • Indigenous radar to track monsoon winds turns functional

    Indigenous radar to track monsoon winds turns functional

    Kochi, Kerala (ISW) - An indigenously built radar to scan high skies over the Indian ocean for movement of air and monsoon winds has started functioning at the Cochin University of Science and Technology in Kochi, Kerala. The radar, designed and...

    2018-07-07 09:58:46.0
  • DNA barcoding may help conserve fish biodiversity in NE India

    DNA barcoding may help conserve fish biodiversity in NE India

    New Delhi (ISW): Unsustainable use of fishery resources and declining fish diversity are matters of grave concern. The identification and cataloguing fishes is necessary for conservation of endangered species. Such efforts may also help in...

    2018-06-18 05:44:38.0
  • Popular rice variety gets extra gene power to fight bacterial attacks

    Popular rice variety gets extra gene power to fight bacterial attacks

    Hyderabad (ISW) - Researchers at the Hyderabad-based Indian Institute of Rice Research have developed a new variety of the popular Improved Samba Mahsuri (ISM) rice that can resist bacterial blight disease. Bacterial blight disease, which affects...

    2018-06-16 05:43:57.0
  • Scientists develop early flowering transgenic mustard

    Scientists develop early flowering transgenic mustard

    New Delhi (ISW): Researchers at Delhi-based TERI School of Advanced Studies have developed an early flowering transgenic variety of mustard. The work is important as Indian mustard is a major oilseed crop in the country and due to changing...

    2018-06-09 06:00:58.0
  • Coral bleaching of 2016 caused severe mortality in Gulf of Mannar

    Coral bleaching of 2016 caused severe mortality in Gulf of Mannar

    Tuticorin-Tamil Nadu (ISW) - Corals lose their beautiful colours and even die during a coral bleaching event. The corals in the Gulf of Mannar suffered severe losses during the global coral bleaching event that occurred between March and...

    2018-05-24 08:16:54.0
  • Indian scientists show nanofertilizers can boost zinc uptake in wheat

    Indian scientists show nanofertilizers can boost zinc uptake in wheat

    Pune (ISW): Micronutrient deficiency is a major challenge in India. Agronomic fortification of food grains could be used to compensate micronutrient levels in grains but it leads to nutrient wastage as well as environmental pollution resulting from...

    2018-05-11 04:41:22.0
  • Ozone pollution can damage wheat crop

    Ozone pollution can damage wheat crop

    Varanasi (ISW) - Air pollution is not only injurious to human health, but to plant life also. Scientists from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) have found most wheat cultivars developed after the year 2000 are more sensitive to damage due to ozone -a...

    2018-05-08 11:13:06.0
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