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ICAR chief bets big on camel milk to boost farmers’ income...

Dr Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary, DARE and DG, ICAR emphasized that camel milk and its value-added products have potential to improve the profit margins many folds and help farmers to double their income...…………..

Review workshop on attracting & retaining youth in agriculture held at...

The prominent agriculture experts discussed the ways to attract youth in agriculture by making it glamorous, profitable and modernized through a series of positive activities...………..

Scientists develop promising multi-flowering pea varieties

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research's Indian Institute of Vegetable Research based scientists have developed a pea variety that bears more flowers per stalk and therefore yields more peas per plant...……………...

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...............