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  • 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 receiv...

    9 Oct 2018 4:17 PM GMT
  • 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 Co...

    22 Aug 2018 12:13 PM GMT
  • 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 sci...

    24 July 2018 10:57 AM GMT
  • 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 va...

    10 July 2018 12:16 PM GMT
  • 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 ric...

    16 Jun 2018 5:43 AM GMT
  • Seven defining S&T contributions that have impacted every Indian

    Seven defining S&T contributions that have impacted every Indian

    New Delhi (ISW) - As India completes 70 years of its independence, it is time to introspect at the contribution of science and technology to national development. Several scientific and technological developments have touched the lives of common...

    14 Aug 2017 1:44 PM GMT
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