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Syntrichia caninervis

Syntrichia caninervis: Scientists have identified a species of desert moss called ‘Syntrichia caninervis’ that could be a game-changer for future space exploration and colonisation efforts. Syntrichia caninervis is one of the most abundant desert mosses in the world. It possesses remarkable tolerance to multiple environmental stress factors (drought, cold, and radiation). Extreme desiccation tolerance: recover […]

Bakane Disease

Bakane Disease: The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, has developed biocontrol agent Trichoderma asperellum (2% WP), and registered it with the Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee (CIBRC) This registration aims to manage Foot Rot (also known as Bakane disease) in Basmati rice, which has been a persistent problem in the region, causing considerable losses […]

Indian Agricultural Research Institute : New High-Yielding Wheat Seed Variety, HD 3386

Indian Agricultural Research Institute : New High-Yielding Wheat Seed Variety, HD 3386 The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) recently introduced a new high-yielding wheat seed variety, HD 3386. Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) is India’s largest and foremost Institute in the field of research andhigher education, and training in agricultural science. It is situated in […]

Carbon Farming : Technique To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emission

Carbon Farming : Technique To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emission Some techniques within carbon farming can reduce greenhouse gas emissions. By adopting carbon-smart farming methods, we can simultaneously meet food demands and combat climate change. Carbon farming also known as carbon sequestration refers to a set of practices aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture […]

CDP-SURAKSHA

CDP-SURAKSHA: The Central government has launched a new platform called CDP-SURAKSHA to disburse subsidies to horticulture farmers under the Cluster Development Programme (CDP). This will boost the growth of India’s horticulture sector, which contributes nearly one-third to the agriculture gross value addition (GVA). CDP-SURAKSHA: SURAKSHA stands for “System for Unified Resource Allocation, Knowledge, and Secure […]

International Rice Research Institute : Rice Varieties With Low Methane Emissions

International Rice Research Institute : Rice Varieties With Low Methane Emissions The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) said that the focus of the IRRI-South Asia Regional Centre (ISARC) is to develop rice varieties with low methane emissions. International Rice Research Institute is an independent, nonprofit, research and educational institute, founded in 1960 by the Ford […]