DROUGHT RESISTANT CHICKPEA
India set to launch drought resistant chickpea developed with genomic assisted breeding
“We are very excited to see the outputs of collaboration of ICAR, UAS-R and ICRISAT in the form of improved varieties,” said Dr Peter Carberry, Director General, ICRISAT.
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Drought-resistant crops need to be promoted: Pawar
Promotion of 'drought-resistant crops' and good price for agriculture produce will help solve farmers' problems in the country, former Union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar said here on Sunday.
Government promoting cultivation of three new drought-resistant varieties of khesari dal
The government said it is promoting cultivation of three drought-resistant new varieties of khesari dal, with low neurotoxin ODAP content, in traditional areas.
Maharashtra may benefit from drought-resistant Indonesian sugarcane
Sugarcane crop, which is grown on just 4 per cent of the gross cropped area in the state, accounts for 71.5 per cent of the total water usage.
Gene map reveals how bajra survives extreme heat, drought
The discovery published in the journal Nature Biotechnology may help develop climate adaptation strategies in other important food crops.
Green revolution wheat, rice varieties not drought resistant: ICAR
ICAR said that from last few years scientists have been developing seeds that are drought and climate resilient to meet these challenges.
Government to prescribe alternative varieties to save crops after poor monsoon
The ground level implementing agencies are afraid that the farmers’ choices will be guided more by market rates of commodities rather than the advice from the government.
Relief measures on cards: PM Modi govt to provide farmers with cheap seeds, drought-resistant crops
“We have prepared contingency plans for 580 districts for the eventuality of a weak monsoon, and will be adding more districts,” Singh said.
After two years of drought, floods drown farm hopes in Marathwada
Just when the farmers of Marathwada were optimistic after two consecutive years of drought, their hopes have been dashed again, this time by excess rainfall.
POKE ME: GoI must not interfere between GM technology providers and licensees
Agriculturally advanced countries have been using the technology to improve farm output for their people as well as for exporting purposes.
Icrisat identifies climate resilient germplasm to support chickpea breeding
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics has identified 40 germplasm lines of chickpea with resistance to extreme weather conditions such as drought, high temperature and salinity.
RSS-linked outfit resists, ICAR wants GM trials
'Vision 2050' has listed research into Genetically Modified Organisms among nine key areas which have to be harnessed for enhancing productivity, and nutrients.
No scientific evidence to prove GM crops harmful: Government
The 12 crops ready for field trials include cotton, rice, castor, wheat, maize, groundnut, potato, sorghum, brinjal, mustard, sugarcane and chickpea.
Government fully prepared to tackle poor monsoon: Radha Mohan Singh, Agriculture Minister
"The Sinchai Yojana (irrigation programme) will lay stress on end-to end solutions in the irrigation supply chain from water sources, distribution network and farm-level applications."
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