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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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...

    2018-03-23 11:05:29.0
  • 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...

    2017-08-23 07:46:14.0
  • By end of the century, deadly heat waves could hit India and neighbourhood

    By end of the century, deadly heat waves could hit India and neighbourhood

    Without action, climate change could devastate South Asia, says MIT studyWashington (ISJ) - Climate change could lead to summer heat waves with levels of heat and humidity that exceed what humans can survive without protection in South Asia, warned...

    2017-08-07 05:59:58.0
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