Plant nutrition: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Micronutrient formulation from KAU

The Kerala Agriculture University has developed a micronutrient formulation to deal with micronutrient deficiencies among the crops. The Sampoorna KAU Multimix was developed in light of the recent reduction in top soil quality as a consequence of heavy rain and floods over the past two years. the formulation is crop specific and can be used ..

The team of scientists identified regions in wheat genome responsible for density of Zinc in wheat grain

The scientists have recently identified regions in the wheat genome responsible for concentration of zinc in wheat grain. They have also identified candidate genes involved in zinc concentration in wheat. The findings can potentially help in developing wheat varieties with enhanced levels of the micro-nutrient. The researchers have found 39 new molecular markers and two ..

Dredging Issue in River Kosi

Kosi is referred as sorrow of Bihar. In 2008 it breached the embankment in Kushaha (Nepal) and shifted 108 km eastwards. The recurrent calamities along the banks of Kosi could be due to 1,082 million tonnes of silt that has been deposited in it in the last 54 years. This has come out in a ..