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Scientists have directly observed the process by which plants dissipate excess light, to prevent damage, using spectroscopy, for the first time. Effects of Excessive Light Exposure Light is essential for photosynthesis in plants. However, excessive exposure of plants to light causes a deleterious effect called photoinhibition. In this process, components of the photosynthetic mechanism, called ..
The use of palm oil is widespread in developing countries because of its cheap availability. It is extracted from the fruits of the African Oil Palm tree. It is used in different forms: refined, blended or in the form of vanaspati. Studies have highlighted the negative impact of the oil’s use in India. India is ..
The College of Forestry of Kerala Agriculture University recently hosted a 21 days Winter School on ‘Agroforestry for Climate Change Mitigation, Biodiversity Conservation and Resilience in Agro-ecological Systems: Current Trends and Future Strategies’. This is an ICAR sponsored program. The experts at the event recommended the adoption of agroforestry that is resilient to climate change ..
On 18 Nov, Assam cabinet has approved Assam Bamboo and Cane Policy with the objective to achieve sustainable development and utilization of bamboo and cane resources in the state through scientific management and stakeholder’s participation. The policy also aims at protection and conservation of biodiversity and enhancement of resources in the state of Assam. The ..
World Bamboo Day is observed on September 18 every year to increase the awareness of bamboo globally. As part of the World Bamboo Day 2019 observations, the government of Jharkhand has launched a two-day International Bamboo Artisans Conclave in Dumka to encourage the industry. Genesis of the World Bamboo Day During the 8th World Bamboo ..
To reduce human-animal conflict, the Uttarakhand government has decided to carry out bio-fencing by growing various species of plants in those areas viz. lemongrass, agave, rambans, and chilly. The move is to prevent wild animals from entering residential areas and to protect agricultural crops and livestock in areas adjoining to forests. This biotic method is ..