crop varieties

Hike duty on imported apples: Himachal Pradesh


May 9th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Wednesday demanded a hike in the duty on imported apples to protect the domestic industry."There is a need for increasing customs duty on ... Read more...

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Peering into plant roots for better crops


February 19th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 19 (IANS) A revolutionary technique will not only peer into plant roots with greater accuracy and clarity, but will also improve the chances of breeding better crop varieties ... Read more...

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Scientists developing salt-resistant rice


January 23rd, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) Scientists are developing a salt-resistant rice variety after a huge tsunami last year hit paddy fields in Japan leaving behind a salty sludge. Farmlands that accumulate ... Read more...

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Ancient rice gene could protect crop from global warming


January 5th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 5 (IANS) An ancient rice gene can save food crops from the devastating effects of global warming, reveals a study.The genetic diversity found by scientists is seen as ... Read more...

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Three Borlaug institutes to come up in India


October 5th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) In order to harness the best of international science in meeting food security challenges and make India an agricultural hub for South Asian region, the ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu framing IT, biotech based agriculture strategy


August 7th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 7 (IANS) Tamil Nadu is preparing a suitable agricultural strategy based on the application of biotechnology and information technology to meet the challenges posed by climate change, Chief Minister M. ... Read more...

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Hot chili peppers stored in sub-zero Arctic vault


July 12th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) A new collection of some of North America's hottest foods -- an eclectic range of chili peppers -- has been sent to be stored in the Svalbard Global ... Read more...

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Valuable chilli peppers reach sub-zero Arctic Seed Vault


July 12th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): US seed collection has delivered valuable varieties of chilli peppers and hundreds of sorghum varieties- an essential 'climate ready' crop-to the cool Arctic Circle environs of the Svalbard ... Read more...

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Greenpeace denounces UN support for GM crops in Mexico


February 26th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 26 (IANS/EFE) The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation is supporting the introduction of transgenic, or genetically modified, crops in Mexico and other developing nations, alleged the Greenpeace chapter in ... Read more...

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Dhaka, Delhi agree on cooperation in agriculture


January 8th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 8 (IANS) Bangladesh and India Friday agreed on long-term cooperation in agricultural research and technologies, meant to save crops from natural disasters in vast parts of the two neighbouring ... Read more...

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Double food output may stop world starving


October 21st, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 21 (ANI): Leading scientists have said that global food production needs to be increased by between 50 and 100 per cent if widespread famine and world starving is to be ... Read more...

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Improve farm techniques to ensure food security: FICCI


October 4th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has urged the government to bring more areas under irrigation and improve farm techniques to ensure food ... Read more...

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Norman Borlaug’s death marks end of an era: PM


September 14th, 2009 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Terming the death of agricultural scientist and Nobel laureate Norman Borlaug as the end of an era, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday described him as one ... Read more...

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Green Revolution pioneer Norman Borlaug dies at 95


September 13th, 2009 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Renowned American agricultural scientist and Nobel laureate Norman E. Borlaug, who played a major role in developing disease-resistant wheat used to fight famine in poor countries, has died ... Read more...

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Sharing genetic resources key to food security in warming Africa


June 18th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): A new study has determined that as rapidly rising temperatures in Africa threaten to scorch local varieties of maize and other food staples, the food security of many ... Read more...

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1st anniversary of global seed vault marked with four-ton shipment of critical food crops


February 26th, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): A four-ton shipment of critical food crops has been supplied to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, as it celebrates its one-year anniversary.The shipment included almost 90,000 samples of ... Read more...

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100,000 crop varieties to be saved from extinction in historys biggest biological rescue effort


February 16th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): The Global Crop Diversity Trust has announced that it is on track to save from extinction 100,000 different varieties of food crops from 46 countries, making it ... Read more...

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How to cool the planet using crops


January 16th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that by carefully selecting which varieties of food crops to cultivate, much of Europe and North America could be cooled ... Read more...

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Global warming may leave half of world’’s population without food by 2100


January 9th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): Global warming is likely to give rise to severe food shortage by the end of this century, according to researchers, who claim that the rapidly warming climate ... Read more...

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Nuclear crop breeding technology to help beat world hunger


December 3rd, 2008 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has called for increased investment in a nuclear crop breeding technology that could bolster efforts aimed at pulling millions of people ... Read more...

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Bangladesh launched climate action plan


September 12th, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 12 (ANI): Bangladesh has launched a climate change action plan to help itself adapt to threats such as rising sea level, water-logged land and increased salinity.According to a report ... Read more...

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Wheat yield on decline due to temperature rise


July 6th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Global warming coupled with climate change will adversely affect wheat production in India, according to an industry study. The minimum rise of 0.5 degrees Celsius in winter ... Read more...

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Desert plant may hold key for overcoming food shortage


June 20th, 2008 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): A unique desert plant may hold the key for overcoming food shortage because unlike normal plants, it captures most of its carbon dioxide at night when the ... Read more...

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Herbicide-tolerant crops can improve water quality


April 23rd, 2008 - 6:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A new study has suggested that planting herbicide-tolerant crop varieties can reduce herbicide loss and concentrations in water bodies where they are grown.The residual herbicides commonly used ... Read more...

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Scientists complete a working draft of the corn genome


February 26th, 2008 - 2:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 26 (ANI): Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have completed a working draft of the corn genome.The researchers say that their work attains significance as it may accelerate ... Read more...

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African seed collection arrives in Norway on route to Arctic seed vault


February 1st, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 31 (ANI): A shipment carrying twenty-one boxes filled with 7,000 unique seed samples from more than 36 African nations has arrived in Norway, on route to the Svalbard Global Seed ... Read more...

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“Global seed bank” would ensure crop survival in doomsday scenario (Re-Issue)


December 31st, 2007 - 12:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): The Norwegian government has built a repository to store backup copies of as many as three million different crop varieties, to ensure that humans could regrow the crops ... Read more...

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“Global seed bank” would ensure crop survival in doomsday scenario


December 30th, 2007 - 12:12 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): The Norwegian Government has built a repository to store backup copies of as many as three million different crop varieties, to ensure that humans could regrow the crops ... Read more...

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