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By: Chandan Solanki | Category: Applications | Published: 2018-02-15
The article is about the material of stainless steel which is prodeminently used in food industries. Hence, the knowledge of its grades/types, application, advantages and disadvantages of this important material is required for its safe and hygiene use today in the industrialized world to keep corrosion free surface.
By: Abir Dey | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-02-14
In forthcoming decades, there will be immense burden on global food production system to feed growing population without impacting environmental quality. Smart nutrient supply options is the only key to achieve that. The article discusses about different smart fertilizer options which are going to be indispensable for the future agricultural scenario.
By: Aastha Acharya | Category: Others | Published: 2018-02-14
The molecular methods used in the clinical laboratory will continue to evolve and develop as researchers and instrument manufacturers develop new methods that improve on the sensitivity, specificity, cost and speed of current methods
By: Shubhanka A C | Category: Healthcare | Published: 2018-02-13
Nanogels are made up of biopolymers such as short sequenced amino acids which can assemble themselves to form nanofibers or gels that are crosslinked to each other. These nanogels become fibrous gel when water is added to them.
By: Zarna Vora | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-02-03
Organic farming starts with breeding. Organic plant breeding is defined by the IFOAM standard and bears a high potential to provide farms with varieties perfectly adapted to organic farming. Organic plant breeding contributes to the organic farming goals such as the work in accordance with biological systems and to have a positive impact on biodiversity – as organic breeders work with a broader genetic base than conventional breeders.
By: Rajendra Jangid | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-02-03
Contract farming is a system which refers to production and supply of agricultural produce under a forward contract. It is a commitment to provide an agricultural product at a fixed price, time and required quantity to a known buyer .
By: Sodavadiya Harinanandan Babubhai | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-02-01
Cover cropping and contour cultivation is important practices for soil as well as water conservation. This practices in raising the crop across the slope reduce runoff loss and conserve the soil & water
By: Chitralekha Shyam | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-02-01
Oilseeds crops are the second most important determinant of agricultural economy, next only to cereals. Rapeseed mustard was grown in the 3000 BC in the Indus valley. The angiosperm family Brassicaceae is commonly termed the mustard family or, because of their characteristic flowers consisting of four petals in the form of a Greek cross, the Cruciferae
By: Dr. Ankita Jha | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-01-29
The Crop Weather Calendar is mainly divided into three sections, viz. crop husbandry (sowing to harvest), climate requirements (rainfall, rainy days etc.) and weather warnings.
By: Dr. T. Chamroy | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-01-29
Allium chinense is very potential plant of Amaryllidaceae family, having varied uses as food and medicinal properties. It is found mainly in the tropical and sub-tropical areas of Japan, China and many other parts of eastern Asia. It is popularly cultivated as a vegetable for its bulbs and leaves. It is cultivated in some parts of North-Eastern regions of India. Hence there is a scope of introducing and cultivating the plant in other parts of the country as well
By: Dr. Shalini Gaur Rudra | Category: Applications | Published: 2018-01-24
This article is an insight on the use of various agents to reduce the glycemic index of foods. Low GI foods are suggested diabetics and weight watchers. Review of work on this aspect using commercially available resistant starches and naturally derived resistant starches is presented. Methodology to determine the digestibility of starches by researchers is also elaborated.
By: Dr. Kiran B. Gaikwad | Category: Genetics | Published: 2018-01-23
In order to discover gene(s) or QTLs associated with trait of interest, it is essential to establish proper genetic populations, select appropriate DNA markers and construct genetic maps. This article reviewed all most all the mapping populations very precisely with their procedure to develop and its merits and demerits as well.
By: Dr. Ankita Jha | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-01-23
Improved irrigation methods help farmers to schedule irrigation and reduce the amount of water without compromising with crop yield. Proper irrigation scheduling methods help farmers determine the time and amount of irrigation water to be applied. As both deficit and excess irrigations have equally damaging effects on crop production therefore, adoption of appropriate irrigation scheduling method is essential to produce consistently high yields with minimum costs/inputs. As far as wheat is concerned, it requires cool climate with moderate quantity of water (24-48 cm/year). The crop requires 4 to 6 irrigations depending on the soil type and the amount of rainfall. The amount of water in soil is determined by soil moisture measurements which forms an important aspect in determining plant moisture status and evapotranspiration loss.
By: Rajesh D. Vekariya | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-01-21
Next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies are being used to generate whole genome sequences for a wide range of crop species. These technologies provide a powerful and rapid tool for identifying the genetic basis of agriculturally important traits and for predicting the breeding value of individuals in a plant breeding population.
By: Dharmendra Kumar | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-01-21
The term plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) has been introduced (Kloepper et al., 1980) for the bacteria that colonize the plant roots and stimulate plant growth and crop yield.
By: Dr. Shalini Gaur Rudra | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-01-20
The article is an insight on the various anti-nutritional compounds present in foods. Ways to minimize them via processing or other means are elaborated. Also anti-nutritional compounds formed as a result of processing are discussed.
By: Chitralekha Shyam | Category: Applications | Published: 2018-01-20
Genomics refers to the study of structure and function of entire genome of a living organism. Brassica is a genus of plants in the mustard family (Brassicaceae)
By: Kavita Sinha | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-01-19
Seasonally, dry riverbeds are an under-utilized resource that can be used for sustainable vegetable production. In many countries, cucurbitaceous vegetables are extensively being grown in riverbeds (called diara land).
By: Dr. Jai Prakash | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-01-19
Papaya (Carica papaya L.) is one of the most important fruit and India is leading in the world. Fruit of papaya is delicious and used as table fruit. There is great demand of the quality seeds of the released varieties and hybrids in particular from Public and private sector.
By: Priyanka Singh | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-01-19
The following article explains about conservation agriculture i.e. how it minimizes the soil structure from disruption, improves soil fertility, improves soil porosity and reduces soil compaction as well as enhances the soil exchange capacity. Managing soil biological processes, biomass production and biological nitrogen fixation, access to a balanced nutrient supply and soil acidity are main elements of nutrient management strategy in CA
Author Spotlight( Profiles with pictures only, randomly selected)
Ph.D. Research Scholer in Genetics and Plant Breeding at Navsari Agricultural University.
Research scholar pursuing my masters in Genetics and and Plant Breeding in Indian agricultural research institute, New Delhi.
Pursuing Ph.D. in subject of Plant Breeding and Genetics from SKRAU, Bikaner
I am a 3rd year Ph.d. Research Scholar at Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur, pursuing Doctorate in Plant Biotechnology.
PhD Scholar, Division of Environmental Sciences. 3rd year environmental science student at Indian Agricultural Research Institute.
Master's degree, Pharmaceutics , Panjab University
I am a 1st year Ph.D student at dept. of Biotechnology, IIT-KGP. My research interests include Microbiology of Arsenic contaminated aquifers of West Bengal, India and its physiological role in bioremediation of this toxic metalloid.
Doctoral scholar in the Molecular Biology and Biotechnology in MPUAT, Udaipur. And awarded M.Sc.and B.Sc in Agriculture Biotechnology
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