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Scientists unravel the fungus responsible for ‘Sheath Blight’ disease in rice

The researchers at NIPGR, Delhi have identified several genes and gene families in the strain that might account for their disease aggressiveness. This genomic insight is expected to help develop rice varieties resistant to sheath blight disease....................

Scientists develop salt tolerant rice variety

The new crop could withstand salt concentration of up to 200 micromoles per litre or about half as saline as seawater without affecting normal growth and grain yield under greenhouse conditions............

NBHC’s latest Rabi crop estimates for 2018-19 show decline

Keeping in consideration the large scale post monsoon deficiency and other agro-climatic developments in various parts of the country, National Bulk Handling Corporation has come up with its Final Rabi Crop Estimates for 2018-19..................

Indian food & agro buyer seller meet to be held in...

Twenty-five Indian companies from food and agricultural products sector, exporting rice, tea, spices and dry fruits, will be meeting the Saudi importers at Buyers and Sellers Meeting on 11th November at Jeddah...……….

India’s rice export to China gets major boost

Five more rice mills have been cleared for exporting non-basmati rice, from India to China, taking the total to 24 rice mills...………..

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...……...

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...........

China agrees to import rice from India subject to conditions

The Indian department of agriculture will ensure that the rice exported is free of six identified pests which are of concern to China...........

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...........

Tinkering with root hair may help boost crop yields

In a collaborative study, researchers at the National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR) here have discovered in rice plant that production and transport of a hormone, auxin, in root hair zone triggers elongation of root hair under low phosphate conditions...........