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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 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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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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Vadodara-based MNC develops pedal water pump for farmers.

A Vadodara-based multinational company Xylem Water Solutions is trying to engage with population at the bottom of the pyramid – the farmers, using innovation. “We have completed the pilot run of pedal ...

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‘Hibernating’ crops may be science’s cure for drought.

An accidental discovery could let plants survive even in absence of water. Will crop loss due to drought become a thing of the past? Professor Shimon Gepstein, a Technion professor ...

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Haryana Farmers heading towards Israel for farming tips

Sirsa, Haryana:   Two groups of 25-30 farmers will proceed to Israel for agricultural training especially modern technology in irrigation and cultivation. The Israel government has shown interest in the project as Israeli Ambassador ...

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Vegetables on water.

Growing vegetables on floating beds made of water hyacinth has turned out to be a boon for farmers at Nazirpur upazila in Pirojpur. Under the model, local residents have brought ...

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Israelis create ‘super plants’ that resist drought.

A group of researchers in Israel have reportedly grown genetically engineered plants that can live longer and resist long periods without water and can yield more produce. In what could be the ...

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Agricultural scientists introduce new farm tech.

GUMLA: Agriculture scientists in Gumla are introducing new farm technologies of the Indian Council of Agricsulture Research (ICAR) in villages by imparting training to farmers, carrying out farm demonstration, assessment and refinement at peasant’s ...

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