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By: Tanmay Hazra | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-04-19
Milk is the most widely adulterated food item. Very common adulterants that are used in milk are urea, skim milk, washing powder, water, salt, sugar, starch etc. These adulterants are easily available in market and these have hazardous health effects like cancer, ulcer etc. So in this article eight different rapid adulteration detection methods have been given in brief
By: Pinaki Roy | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-04-19
Agro- meteorological Advisories are the single window solutions for all the queries related to fluctuating weather conditions and management of crops according to that. It not only helps to stabilize the production but helps in resource utilization as well. The main aim of AAS is to gather information on weather and climate, soil related information, and crop based knowledge and combines them with weather forecast in order to provide farmers the vision to manage their decision, which ultimately would bring maximum productivity with minimum loss. While solving the problems of farmers, AAS itself has evolved in due course of time. It has developed specific tools to assess weather information for greater efficiency. But the process of evolution should go far if Indian agriculture has to be efficient and productive.
By: Dr. Namita Das Saha | Category: Environmental Biotechnology | Published: 2018-04-19
Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are chemical substances that persist in the environment, bio-accumulate through the food web thus biomagnify and pose a risk of causing adverse effects to human health and the environment even at a distant place of origin of the pollutant. Many POPs were widely used during the boom in industrial production after World War II, when thousands of synthetic chemicals were introduced into commercial use. Many of these chemicals proved beneficial in pest and disease control, crop production, and industry. These same chemicals, however, have had unforeseen effects on human health and the environment. Till date POPs are being called 'Dirty dozen' as initially twelve notorious POPs were identified and out of which few are intentionally being produced and few get generated unintentionally as byproducts of some other industrial chemicals and processes. These notorious POPs are of great concern as they are still a global threat.
By: Dr. Namita Das Saha | Category: Applications | Published: 2018-04-16
Heavy metals even in trace amount are of major concern because of their toxicity, non-biodegradability and biomagnifying tendency. From different anthropogenic activities, a majority of metals get contaminated in different parts of our environment above the level of permissible limits. Several methods have been devised so far for the treatment and removal of heavy metals from water.
By: Priti Saha | Category: Applications | Published: 2018-04-15
Non thermal processing technologies are promising alternative for food preservation and processing. High pressure processing (HPP) technology is gaining popularity day by day in dairy and food industries. Now these days HPP are using for processing and preservation of wide ranges of dairy products.
By: Tanmay Hazra | Category: Applications | Published: 2018-04-10
Mass spectrometry is an analytical tool which is used to identify the biomolecule depending on their m/z ratio. Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization is a recent soft ionization technique (MALDI) commonly used in mass spectrometry for analysis of biomolecules. MALDI is commonly used in conjunction with time of flight (TOF) mass analyser to achieve higher accuracy and better resolution. It is a boon in dairy science research.
By: Dr. Priya Saini | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-04-10
Nanotechnology involves study and use of materials on an ultra-small scale. Nanopesticides has been visualized as a rapidly evolving field that has a potential to revolutionize agriculture and food systems. Nanocapsules can be prepared using light-sensitive, thermo-sensitive, humidity-sensitive, enzyme-sensitive and soil pH-sensitive polymeric materials to deliver pesticides.
By: Jeet Ram Choudhary | Category: Environmental Biotechnology | Published: 2018-04-10
Use of SUSIBA2 rice in reducing the methane emissions from the paddies may turn into more substantial with the global warming. Increased temperatures quicken methane emissions in all ecosystems including paddies, but they also favour SUSIBA2-derived carbon apportionment to the seeds and aboveground biomass, thus responding the temperature-driven acceleration of rice paddy methane emissions.
By: Rajni Rajan | Category: Genetics | Published: 2018-04-09
Genetic Resources management of Guava is important for the management of genetic resources crop, with special emphasis on breeding ex situ and on-farm conservation, collection, evaluation and documentation.
By: Dr. Arpan Bhowmik | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-04-05
To cope up with increasing food demand of the nation, adaption of integrated farming system approach instead of single cropping can be highly beneficial under Indian farming conditions. A fairly extensive programme on farmers’ field is in operation under All India Coordinated Research Project on Integrated Farming Systems (AICRP on IFS) located at ICAR-Indian Institute of Farming System Research (ICAR-IIFSR), Modipuram. Studying the impact of farming system diversification at farmers’ field is one of the main objectives of this programme. For comparing existing and diversified data, paired t-test has been carried out for all the centres for 2015-16 data. It has been observed that diversifications made in farming system approach have brought in huge impact in the production and income for small and marginal farmers
By: Dr. Basavaprabhu L. Patil | Category: Others | Published: 2018-04-05
The genome of viruses is composed of either RNA or DNA molecules. Viruses with multiple RNA segments exchange these segments with other viral species/strains and create variability and ultimately affect the viral pathogenicity.
By: Dr. Pawan Singh Gurjar | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-04-05
Osmotic dehydration is an operation used for the partial removal of water from plant tissues by immersion in an osmotic solution. Osmotic dehydration is a useful technique for the production of sensorial, safe, stable, nutritious, tasty, economical, and concentrated food obtained by placing the solid food, whole or in sliced in sugar or salt aqueous solutions of high osmotic pressure. Osmotic dehydration has become more popular in food processing industry.
By: Enemona Greg Ademu | Category: Issues | Published: 2018-04-04
Using the European Union GRACE (GMOs Risk Assessment and Communication of Evidence) Project (2012-2015), this article seeks to address the following draft questions on the safety of genetically modified crops and derived products as well as its socio-economic impacts.
By: Dr. Arpan Bhowmik | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-04-02
In this article, the model incorporating systematic trend under two source of heterogeneity has been defined and the condition for a design under two-source of heterogeneity to be trend free has been highlighted. Further, a list of designs with number of treatments v (prime) less than equal to 15 has also been presented. The designs will be useful for animal research experiments.
By: Ramesh Kumar Sahni | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-04-02
Precision Agriculture (PA) is information and technology-based field management system to identify, analyse and manage spatial and temporal variability within the fields for optimal productivity and profitability, sustainability and protection of the land resource by minimizing the input costs. The benefit and effectiveness of using precision agricultural is highly depends on the capabilities of the utilization of PA technologies in day to day activities at the field.
By: Dr. Mukesh Kumar | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-03-29
Precision irrigation involves the accurate and precise application of water near the vicinity of crop to meet the water requirement of individual plant or group of plants. It helps to manage the field variability of water thereby increases water use efficiency, productivity and profitability.
By: Dr. Sunanda Biswas | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-03-28
Soil fauna involved in many biological processes in soil like decomposition of organic matter, bioaccumulation of pollutant and soil structure formation. Soil fauna are very much sensitive to environmental variations and soil management practices; therefore they are good indicator of soil quality
By: Bharat H. Gawade | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-03-27
Nematodes are multicellular and diverse soil organisms which are one of the important components of the soil biotic community. These are present in all kinds of soil. On the basis of feeding habits, nematodes can be grouped trophic groups and proportion or population of these groups gives us a broad idea about soil health. Few attributes of nematodes as a bioindicators have been discussed
By: Bharat H. Gawade | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-03-27
Phytoalexins are the antibiotic compounds synthesized in plants with response to infection by pest/pathogen. Several phytoalexins are reported to have inhibitory effect on different categories of pests/pathogens belonging to bacteria, fungi, nematodes, insects etc. Few of them have shown inhibitory effect on plant parasitic nematodes. The general properties phytoalexins and their reports against plant nematodes are discussed.
By: Parimal Ramesh Udgave | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-03-26
This article covers use of radioisotopes in optimizing fertilizer applications in crops
Author Spotlight( Profiles with pictures only, randomly selected)
Working as a Scientist at Division of Genomic Resources, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi-110012
I am working as a RSM & state head at RML, Hyderabad, India
Ph.D. Scholar (Genetics and Plant Breeding) at Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh.
1st year M.Sc (agri) in Genetics & Plant Breeding at Junagadh Agricultural University Junagadh, Gujarat.362001
I am a Professor at Dr. B.A.M.University, Auanagabad
Senior Scientist (Plant Pathology) at ICAR-National Research Centre on Litchi, Muzaffarpur. Currently working on diseases of litchi (Litchi chinensis), and mycorrhizal association in litchi. Earlier, worked on management of aflatoxins an
I am pursuing Ph.D. in the Plant Molecular Biology & Biotechnology and also working as Junior Research Fellow at Anand Agricultural University, Anand.
I am a 4th year biotechnology student at Indian agricultural research institute, pursuing Ph.D in molecular biology and biotechnology
Ph.D. Research Scholar, Division of Postharvest Technology, IARI New Delhi- 110012
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