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World’s first ‘speed breeding’ technique to produce Wheat: Australia

Inspired by NASA’s experiments to grow wheat in space, Australian scientists have developed the world’s first ‘speed breeding’ technique that can boost the production of the crop by up to three times. The NASA experiments involved using continuous light on wheat which triggered early reproduction in the plants. The Australian scientists have used the technique ..

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New Delhi hosts 5th India Maize Summit 2018

The 5th India Maize Summit 2018 was held at FICCI in New Delhi to harness the potential of maize and technological innovations. The purpose of the summit is to promote producer aggregation and linkages that are required.

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Andhra Pradesh government signed a pact with National Research Centre for Banana (NRCB) to develop technologies relating to banana production

The National Research Centre for Banana (NRCB) Tiruchi has recently signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with the Andhra Pradesh government to develop technologies relating to banana production. As per the agreement, NRCB will be the knowledge partner in developing technologies towards value chain management, supporting banana export, organic production and waste utilisation. It will ..

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Banana genome sequenced to assist crop improvement

Banana is a vital crop which is cherished across the globe and also serves as staple food in some poor countries. The complete genome of the banana has been successfully sequenced. Why the sequencing was needed and how will it help? As pests and diseases are imminent threats to Banana, by determining the whole sequence ..

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Centre extends support to States to setup Grain Testing Laboratories

The Accelerated Pulse Production Programme (A3P) commences in the Kutch district in Gujarat Programme is under the National Food Security Scheme In first phase of the scheme, 3000 hectares of land will be cultivated for pulses production Under this scheme, a series of Training Programmes for the farmers have also been organized Objective: To present ..

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