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ICAR celebrates its 90th foundation day, agriculture minister lauds its role

Addressing the stakeholders at the 90th Foundation Day ceremony of Indian Council of Agricultural Research, the agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh praised it for the vital role in achieving government's vision of doubling farmers’ income by 2022...….

How fertilizer use alters soil bacteria communities

A team of scientists at ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, have assessed changes that occur in soil bacteria and resulting effects on rice production due to continuous use of inorganic and organic fertilizers over a long period...……...

India assures support to further Nepal’s agriculture sector

To give momentum in agricultural research & education, mutual recognition of inspection, testing & certification systems, trade facilitation measures, promoting exchanges between ICAR & NARC...............

Popular rice variety gets extra gene power to fight bacterial attacks

The high yielding Samba Mahsuri (ISM) variety is already protected against bacterial blight by three genes, but the new variety has been developed by adding another gene, Xa38, that increases the resistance...........

ICAR DG inaugurates ‘Walnut Propagation Centre’ at Kashmir’s CITH

The special micro-propagation centre at Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture (CITH) where about 15,000 walnut plants will be developed, was recently inaugurated by Dr T Mohapatra, Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research...............

Soaking seeds in selenium reduces arsenic content in rice

Researchers from the Directorate of Weed Research, Jabalpur and the University of Kalyani, West Bengal have found that pre-soaking rice seeds in sodium selenite solution for twenty four hours can reduce ill effects of arsenic on plant growth...........

Smart device developed for precise use of herbicides

The tractor-mounted device releases precise amount of herbicide after sensing weed density through image analysis...............

Enzyme from Yak cheese can boost nutritional value of cereals

While deficiency of micronutrients like phosphorous, iron, calcium and zinc is a major health issue particularly for vegetarians, the newly identified enzyme from Yak Cheese promises to address this problem................

85% of farmers are marginal, efforts on to update them on...

As per the union agriculture minister, Mr Radha Mohan Singh, the strategy documents on doubling farmers’ income by 2022 for different states have been developed through coordinated efforts....................

IIVR scientists unravel mechanism of stress tolerance in tomato

A group of scientists from the Indian Institute of Vegetable Research (IIVR), Varanasi have studied the role and mechanism of action of a key molecule, proline, in enhancing stress tolerance in tomato...............