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New research findings by Indian scientists might improve rice productivity

In a new study, researchers from the leading institutes in India have identified a region in the genome of rice, which seems to have the potential for improving productivity.........................

Alternative dwarfing genes in wheat can eliminate rice crop residue burning

Scientists at Pune based Agharkar Research Institute (ARI) have mapped two alternative dwarfing genes Rht14 and Rht18 in wheat. The improved wheat lines will help reducing stubble burning incidences under the rice-wheat cropping system..................

COVID-19: FCI ramps up food grain supplies across the country amid...

Total 352 rakes carrying about 9.86 LMT food grains have been moved since the lockdown began on 24th March...............

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...........