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Hardik Ghevariya

Hardik Ghevariya is M.Sc. in plant molecular biology and biotechnology. He is passionate about agriculture and biotechnology. Reading and information gathering is his hobby. Hardik is senior editor in

UK garden centre grows Britain’s first BLACK tomatoes (and they could help fight cancer)

The uniquely coloured tomato has black skin and contains healthy antioxidants. (SWNS) A plant nursery has become the first in Britain to grow BLACK tomatoes. The unusual fruit, which has ...

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Onion exports fall by 87% in Sept on govt curbs

NEW DELHI: Onion exports fell sharply by 87 per cent to below 20,000 tonne in September on government restrictions. Exports were at 1,50,833 tonne in the year-ago period. In the last few ...

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Coffee exports drop 5% on sluggish global prices in 2012-13

NEW DELHI: India’s coffee exports dropped 5 per cent in the 2012-13 marketing year on sluggish prices and lower supplies even as global demand remained reasonably good amid an economic slowdown, according ...

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Microbes can help feed the world

Microbes already help feed the world. In fact, without microbes there would be no plants or animals, as all life on Earth is dependent on microbes to provide many essential ...

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Botrytis cinerea, an aggressive fungal pathogen causes Mold in Fruits

The team led by a molecular plant pathologist at University of California, Riverside discovered a novel “virulence mechanism”, the mechanism by which infection takes place of Botrytis cinerea, an aggressive fungal ...

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