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  • Engineering students smart device can measure soil moisture, temperature and regulate irrigation

    Engineering student's smart device can measure soil moisture, temperature and regulate irrigation

    N.B. Nair Ahmedabad (ISJ) - An Indian engineering student has developed a cost-effective smart device, which can revolutionise water-starved farm sector in the country. The Smart Plant Monitoring System can measure the soil moisture, temperature in...

    25 April 2019 5:08 AM GMT
  • 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...

    19 Oct 2018 1:28 PM GMT
  • 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...

    9 Oct 2018 4:17 PM GMT
  • 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...

    5 Sep 2018 10:41 AM GMT
  • 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...

    9 Jun 2018 6:00 AM GMT
  • 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...

    8 May 2018 11:13 AM GMT
  • Keralas traditional rice varieties are storehouse of nutrition: study

    Kerala's traditional rice varieties are storehouse of nutrition: study

    Kochi (ISW): Rice is a staple food for millions of Indians. It can also be a vital source of nutrition and health-benefiting substances if some of the nutritious varieties of rice traditionally grown can be popularized and polishing is kept to a...

    23 March 2018 11:05 AM GMT
  • Probiotics isolated from chicken intestine could prevent poultry diseases

    Probiotics isolated from chicken intestine could prevent poultry diseases

    N.B. Nair Puducherry (ISJ) – Indian scientists have isolated probiotics from chicken intestine, which could help disease-free poultry products. The bacteria isolated from intestine of country chicken is a lactic acid bacteria called...

    23 Aug 2017 7:46 AM GMT
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