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Plant from Plastics: Japanese scientists transform bio-based polymers into fertilizers

Bioplastics can be chemically recycled into nitrogen-rich fertilizers in a facile and environmentally friendly way, as recently demonstrated by scientists from Tokyo Institute of Technology........................

Study establishes relevance of traditional knowledge for agricultural sustainability

It was conducted in Kachchh in Western India, which is a typical representative of allied arid and semi-arid tropics that are prone to various natural threats and stressors like drought, salinity, and erratic rainfall pattern...............

Scientists identify genes to improve fertilizer nitrogen use efficiency in rice

After analyzing over 16,600 genes, scientists have systematically shortlisted 62 candidate genes and then further narrowed them down to “06 high priority target genes” for their potential to improve NUE in rice.........................

Researchers identify phenotype to boost ‘nitrogen use efficiency’ in rice

A team of researchers led by Prof. Nandula Raghuram from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, (GGSIU) New Delhi, has found the ‘phenotype’ or the visually identifiable features determining nitrogen use efficiency........................

Excessive N fertilizers hamper germination & root growth in rice, find...

The latest study shows that excess of nitrogen compounds such as urea and nitrate in the soil can increase the time required for germination of rice seeds and also limit their root length.................

Don’t blame N-fertilizer for global warming: Indian scientists

Contrary to the global view, the scientists from Indian Agricultural Research Institute have reported that net global temperature change potential (GTP) of nitrogen is substantially lower...........