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  • CSIR scientists develop transgenic rice with reduced arsenic accumulation

    CSIR scientists develop transgenic rice with reduced arsenic accumulation

    Lucknow (ISW) - Arsenic accumulation in rice grains is one of the serious agricultural issues in India. Researchers at Lucknow-based CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute have developed a transgenic rice by inserting a novel fungal gene, which...

    2018-11-19 16:42:55.0
  • Scientists develop transgenic rice that can grow under high salinity and drought

    Scientists develop transgenic rice that can grow under high salinity and drought

    New Delhi (ISW) - A group of researchers from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) and University of Illinois have developed transgenic rice that promises to generate high yields...

    2018-10-25 13:41:47.0
  • This gel can protect farmers from toxic pesticides

    This gel can protect farmers from toxic pesticides

    Bengaluru (ISW): Indian farmers usually do not wear any protective gear while spraying chemicals in farms. This exposes them to harmful toxins contained in pesticides, causing severe health impacts and even death in extreme cases. Indian scientists...

    2018-10-19 13:28:07.0
  • Smart spraying can help cut pesticide use in orchards

    Smart spraying can help cut pesticide use in orchards

    New Delhi (ISW): A team of researchers has developed an ultrasonic sensor-based automatic spraying system that promises to cut down on the use of pesticides in orchards. The sprayer, which can be mounted on a tractor, works by sending out and...

    2018-10-09 16:17:52.0
  • 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
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