- The Novel Nanoparticles can protect the agricultural crops from fungal and bacterial infections
Dr. S. S. Dhaliwal, Senior Soil Chemist in Department of Soil Science has been awarded the prestigious, IZA-FAI 2018 Award for Excellence for ‘Promoting Zinc in Indian Agriculture’, on 5th December, 2018 by Mr. D. V. Sadananda Gowda, the Hon’ble Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Statics and Programme Implementation and Rao Inderjit Singh, the Hon’ble Minister of State for Chemicals &Fertilizers during FAI Annual Seminar held at New Delhi.
The FOCARS is designed for the newly recruited entry-level scientists to the Agricultural Research Service of the ICAR.
In a major breakthrough, a group of 18 Indian scientists from ICAR-National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology, New Delhi; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana and Delhi University South Campus together with over 200 scientists from 73 institutions in 20 countries
A two-day “Research and Extension Specialists’ Workshop for Rabi Crops” commenced at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU).
The School of Agricultural Biotechnology (SAB), Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), has been awarded a research project entitled “Exploiting alien genetic resources for developing climate resilient wheat and understanding mechanism of heat tolerance”
A seventeen member farmers ‘delegation from Australia visited Punjab Agricultural University to learn about the University’s agricultural programmes and their relevance with respect to farming practices in the state as well as the country.
The Punjab Agricultural University in association with ICAR-Directorate of Onion Garlic Research (DOGR), Rajgurunagar, Pune organized the “IXth Annual Group Meeting of All India Network Research Project on Onion and Garlic (AINRPOG).”
India’s dream of harnessing atoms for peace and prosperity has now come true in the form of Asia’s biggest nuclear research laboratory exclusively devoted to the betterment of agriculture and animal husbandry.
A workshop was organised by AICRP-IFS team at KVK, Patiala on 10.05.2018 for discussion about Integrated Farming System at farmers’ field by using FARMDESIGN software with help of Jelle Van Den Akker from WUR, Netherlands.
State labour resources minister Vijay Kumar Sinha stressed the need of research in the field of agriculture for providing maximum benefits to farmers.
DSH-185 is the first public sector CGMS-based safflower hybrid developed at ICAR-Indian Institute of Oilseeds Research.
Agricultural researchers should focus on improving crop productivity by devising better tools and techniques, enhancing the input efficiency and achieving production targets without endangering the resource base, remarked V. Damodara Naidu, Vice-Chancellor of Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU).
The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, graced and addressed the 56th convocation of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) on February 9, 2018.
The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has developed and released three new varieties, namely ‘Punjab Safeda’ and ‘Punjab Kiran’ of guava and ‘Early Gold’ of sweet orange for general cultivation in Punjab.
Here is a good news for farmers who are suffering from loss of productivity due to poor soil conditions. Insecticides (India) Limited has introduced a solution, which can be used as a natural catalyzer to improve soil’s organic capacity and strengthen its nutrient value.
The annual group monitoring workshop of Technology Intervention for Mountain Ecosystem-Livelihood Enhancement through Action Research and Networking (TIME-LEARN) Programme, organized on the university campus and inaugurated by Governor NN Vohra, Chancellor of the Sher-e-Kashmir Agricultural University of Science and Technology, Jammu (SKUAST-J).
Authorities of Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) suspected that the pests that damaged crops in around 1.8 lakh hectares in Odisha might have developed resistance against some pesticides, even as the State Government is in the eye of the storm for allegedly failing to intervene and control the pest menace.
The Directorate of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), will organize two training courses for horticulture development officers, district extension specialists and scientists of Krish Vigyan Kendras.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.