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Research Shows Organic agriculture can pollute groundwater

Public demand has resulted into high demand of organic farming to provide healthy food products that are free from chemical additives and to reduce industrial and groundwater pollution worldwide. However, ...

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Genetic Discovery Points to Bigger Yields in Tomato, Other Flowering Food Plants

Every farmer knows the look of a ripe tomato. That bright red color, that warm earthy smell, and the sweet juicy flavor are hard to resist. But commercial tomato plants ...

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New Study Highlights Key Role Soil Structure Plays in Water Uptake by Crops

The increased global consumption of food means that there is an increasing yield gap between crop production and crop usage. To help tackle this issue, a team of scientists from ...

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Key Genes for Increasing Oil Content in Plant Leaves Identified

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have identified the key genes required for oil production and accumulation in plant leaves and other vegetative plant tissues. Enhancing ...

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Genetically Modified Tobacco Plants Are Viable for Producing Biofuels

Ruth Sanz-Barrio, an agricultural engineer of the Public University of Navarre and researcher at the Institute of Biotechnology, has demonstrated, for the first time, the viability of using specific tobacco ...

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New Soil Testing Kit for Third World Countries

Researchers at the University of Maryland and Columbia University have developed a new soil testing kit designed to help farmers in third world countries. On-the-spot soil testing could have major ...

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Coco-Peat: the new era for farming practices

Coco peat (cocopeat), also known as coir pith, coir fibre pith, coir dust, or simply coir, is made from coconut husks, which are byproducts of other industries that use coconuts. Coir waste from coir fiber industries is washed, heat-treated, ...

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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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ICAR working on low-cost fodder producing unit

At present producing enough amount of green fodder is very challenging task for developing country like india. At a time Indian council of agricultural research(ICAR), Old Goa is working on ...

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MPUAT Scientists Developed Custard Apple Pulp Extraction Machine

Custard Apple is widely grown fruit crop in Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Rajasthan states and has good potential for value addition for socio-economic upliftment of farmers. Pulp extracted from ...

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