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A Rice Variety is Able to Accumulate the Metal in its Grain

It is a rice variety with a silver touch, literally. Garib-sal, one of 505 types of rice plants tested by scientists, is capable of absorbing silver found naturally in soil and accumulating it in the grain to unusually high levels of 15 mg per kg.

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MoU for BRICS agriculture research platform

For an MoU signed by India and other BRICS nations for setting up of an agriculture research platform, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today gave ex-post facto approval.

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Cabinet approves establishment of the IRRI and ISARC at NSRTC in Varanasi

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the establishment of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), South Asia Regional Center (ISARC) at campus of National Seed Research and Training Center (NSRTC) in Varanasi.

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PAU Signs MoA with German Institutes for Research

The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) entered into a trilateral agreement with Industrieprojekt GmbH (IPRO) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Germany, for collaborative research in the areas of natural resource management.

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The Solution to Climate Change is GM Crops

To reeling from two consecutive droughts, come back from the brink, the normal monsoon in 2016 helped India and also helped take food-grain output to a new high. The IMD forecast of a near normal monsoon brings smile on the farmer's face.

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52nd Annual Rice Research Group Meeting Inaugurated

The inaugural session of the 52nd Annual Rice Research Group Meeting was held in Dr M C Das Memorial Auditorium of Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat under the auspicious presence of Shri Atul Bora, Hon’ble Agriculture Minister, Govt. of

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Development of Biosensors for Agricultural Applications

To collaborate in the sphere of biosensor development for agriculture applications, Alagappa University has sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, Coimbatore.

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Pesticides to Increase Rice Yields

With the introduction of two fungicides and a herbicide, German chemicals major BASF has forayed into products for rice in India. The Crop Protection Division of the company unveiled the products.

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Agriculture College to Focus on Research Programmes on Rainfed Crops.

With a view to utilise the potential of the Tiruchirapalli district, The Agriculture College and Research Institute at Kudumiyanmalai will focus on research programmes on rainfed crops and jack fruit cultivation.

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Promoting Increasing Agricultural Biotechnology Research

Due to the demonetisation drive, Agriculture sector experienced distress. It is the largest informal sector and the main driver in the Indian economy. Expectations are running high in the Indian agricultural sector with the Budget 2017 being preponed.

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Research on a variety of consuming sugarcane by TNAU Sugarcane Research Station

The Tamil Nadu Agriculture University’s Sugarcane Research Station at Sirugamani, has taken up research on a variety of consuming sugarcane (‘Pongal karumbu’) with regard to quality.

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Agriculture Research News: Diabetic-Friendly Rice Developed at Agriculture University.

Coimbatore: A rice variety that would allow diabetics relish idlis and dosas, owing to low carbohydrate content have developed by the scientist from the Tamil Nadu Agriculture University (TNAU), Coimbatore.

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Agriculture Research News: Establishment of New Agri Research Cell

Karnataka Agriculture Prices Commission (APC) established the Cost of Cultivation and Market Intelligence Cell (CCMIC) at University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences (UAHS), Shivamogga, commenced functioning on Saturday.

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Agriculture Research: Use of Bio-Technology in Agriculture can Yield Revolutionary Results

The Union Agriculture Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh stated that there is a need of bringing second green revolution, particularly, in eastern states of the country which were not covered earlier during first green revolution.

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Agriculture Research: IISR Developing CoLK 94184 Sugarcane Varieties for Water-Stressed Environment

The Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research (IISR) is now developing new varieties, which require less amount of water to proliferate. IISR Principal Scientist Dr A K Sah said that all the new researches and breeding projects are now mandated to develop such varieties, which perform well even in water stressed environment.

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Agriculture Research: Innovation Platforms for Improving smallholder Dairying

Feed technologies work in particular situations for a range of reasons and tend to be fairly context-specific. For example, results from using the Techfit tool (a way of prioritizing feed interventions developed by the International Livestock Research Institute, ILRI) suggest that factors such as availability of land, labour, cash, inputs and knowledge strongly influence which feed technologies will work in a particular location.

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Agriculture Research: Alternative Mithun Production System by ICAR- NRCM

ICAR – National Research on Mithun (NRCM), Nagaland, launched an alternative semi-intensive system of mithun rearing in the farmer’s field at Molvom village under Medziphema block, Dimapur district.

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