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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Vinegar: A cheap and simple way for drought-resistant crops

    Vinegar: A cheap and simple way for drought-resistant crops

    Tokyo (ISJ) - Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS), Japan have discovered a new, yet simple, way to increase drought tolerance in a wide range of plants. The study reports a newly discovered biological pathway that...

    2017-07-30 13:51:12.0
  • Researchers engineer crops that kill pests by shutting off their genes

    Researchers engineer crops that kill pests by shutting off their genes

    Berlin (ISJ) - Plants are among many eukaryotes that can 'turn off' one or more of their genes by using a process called RNA interference to block protein translation. Researchers are now weaponizing this by engineering crops to produce specific RNA...

    2017-07-30 08:50:53.0
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