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World Soil Day: December 5

Every year, the World Soil Day is celebrated on December 5. The day is celebrated by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) operating under the United Nations and also by several other international organizations. This year, the World Soil Day is celebrated under the theme Theme: Keep Soil Alive, Protect Soil Biodiversity This signifies the ..

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Facts Box: Illegal farming of Bt Brinjal

Two laboratories confirmed illegal Bt brinjal cultivation in Haryana recently. The samples have also been sent by the Haryana Government to National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR). Bt Brinjal In India, Brinjal is grown in around 550,000 hectares. India is the second largest producer of Brinjal after China. However, the most common problem faced ..

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New Antibiotic discovered in Mexican forests

The properties of newly discovered antibiotic have specific application in agriculture greatly. It is a soil bacterium and is known as “phazolicin”. This compound was unknown previously and was recently isolated in the tropical rain forests of Mexico. The antibiotic is found in the root nodules of wild beans. They have their application both in ..

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