Wheat: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Biofortified Wheat Variety

The scientists at the Agharkar Research Institute have developed a new biofortified variety of durum wheat for eradicating malnutrition in India. About the Variety The Durum wheat variety MACS 4028 is a semi-dwarf variety of the cereal crop developed by the Agharkar Research Institute in Pune- an autonomous research centre under DST. It has 14.7% ..

ARI scientists develops biofortified high-protein wheat variety

Scientists at Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), Pune, which is an autonomous institute under the Department of Science & Technology, have developed a biofortified high-protein wheat variety MACS 4028. The development of the crop was published in the Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding. It is  a semi-dwarf variety which exhibits a higher yielding ability ..

Pusa Yashasvi is a new potential variety of Wheat

The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) has released a new potential blockbuster wheat variety  –  Pusa Yashasvi (HD-3226) – for planting in the upcoming rabi crop season. The new variety has high genetic yield potential at 79.6 quintals as compared to other varieties of wheat. It is highly resistant to all rusts and Karnal bunt, ..

Karan Vandana is a new hybrid variety of Wheat

Karan Vandana (DBW 187) is a new hybrid wheat variety which is resistant to yellow rust and white blast and can give significantly higher yield than normal varieties. It is likely to be soon launched across the country. It is rich in protein & iron, and has high heat tolerance across the country. It has ..

Addressing India’s Water Crisis

Most of the efforts to tackle the water crisis are concentrated in desperately and endlessly trying to increase the supply of water. But not enough attention is paid towards solutions on the demand side. Water Consumption in Farming Agriculture is the largest consumer of water in India. About 90 per cent of is consumed in ..

Jal Hi Jeevan Scheme of Haryana

The government of Haryana has launched the scheme Jal Hi Jeevan to replace the paddy crop with that of Maize and other crops to aid in water conservation through crop diversification. The scheme aims to address the depleting water table of the state. Objectives of the Scheme To reduce the area of water-guzzling crops in ..

Stubble Burning: Causes and Prevention

Stubble burning refers to deliberate act of setting the straw stubble that remains after rice, wheat and other grains have been harvested on fire. The stubble burning in the regions of Punjab and Haryana was one of the main reasons for the high levels of pollution in Delhi.  The environmental impacts of the stubble burning is contributing to ..

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 ..