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  • New guar gum based hydrogel may help save drought-hit crops

    New guar gum based hydrogel may help save drought-hit crops

    Ranchi (ISW) - Indian scientists have developed a hydrogel from gum of guar (cluster bean) that can increase soil moisture and help farmers save their crops in case of water scarcity. Hydrogels are network of polymers that can hold...

    2018-03-30 08:21:54.0
  • Soil bacteria, Bt, has a life beyond GM crops

    Soil bacteria, Bt, has a life beyond GM crops

    Aligarh (ISW) - Soil bacteria, Bacillus thuringiensis or Bt, became famous for its connection with genetically modified crops like Bt cotton and Bt brinjal. But it has use beyond GM crops in agriculture. A group of Indian scientists have found new...

    2017-11-12 06:11:36.0
  • Shift in farming techniques required to cope up with climate change: study

    Shift in farming techniques required to cope up with climate change: study

    New Delhi (ISJ) -It was in the 1970s that the term 'climate change' was coined. Agriculture is one sector that both contributes to and affected by climate change, and research around the world is now advancing towards 'climate-smart' agriculture....

    2017-09-24 07:50:50.0
  • Scientists develop herbicide-resistant rice

    Scientists develop herbicide-resistant rice

    Chennai (ISW): Farmers often use toxic chemicals to destroy unwanted vegetation in their fields but such use can also adversely affect yield of crops. Now Indian scientists have found a way to grow rice crop tolerant to herbicides. A...

    2017-09-06 16:38:57.0
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