Monthly Archives: June 2012

Biotechnology & Indian Agriculture [Part 3]

June 25, 2012
By Krishiworld
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Movement in transgenics Tobacco was the first plant to be genetically transformed\, in 1983, with cereals beginning in 1990, but it is only recently that products such as GM soya have reached the market place in Europe, and, for a variety of reasons, given rise to concern & controversy. The concern must be addressed...

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Agricultural Legislation

June 25, 2012
By Krishiworld
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Tenancy reforms. Ceiling on land holdings. The laws relating to . Abolition of the intermediaries. The intermediary system included various types of interests between the state and the actual cultivator. It varied from the absolute owner of the land that was the Zamindar in Bengal and other permanently settled areas to the land holder, having a grant...

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Biotechnology & Indian Agriculture [Part 2]

June 22, 2012
By Krishiworld
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Biotechnology and India Agriculture We need to recongnise that, just as the food reequirements of today’s population of nearly 6 billion people could not have been met by the technologies of the 1940′s, we cannot assume that current practices will feed the population of 8 billion expected by 2020. New approaches are needed in...

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Agricultural Engineering [Part 2]

June 22, 2012
By Krishiworld
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The other most important development has been in the field of industry which has so far half a dozen factories for manufacturing tractors, 3 or 4 for power tillers, and several for oil engines and electrically driven pumpimg sets. Some of these are being assisted by the Industrial Finance Corporation of India. These helped to...

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Agricultural Engineering [Part 1]

June 21, 2012
By Krishiworld
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Although agricultural engineering is a fairly new subject, its effect is being felt in India increasingly. In recent years it has contributed to agricultural production in the country both directly and indirectly. The number of modern machines used in agriculture is a fairly good index of the progress made during the four 5 year...

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Biotechnology & Indian Agriculture [Part 1]

June 21, 2012
By Krishiworld
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the challenge of the next millenium  General Agriculture Scenario The world has won the improtant battle in the area of food security, but the war is still on. A total of 800 million people, that is one out of every six persons, in the developing world do not have access to food. One-third of...

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Vermicompost for Sugarcane – New Experiments [Part 2]

June 20, 2012
By Krishiworld
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In this respect, root-systems are known to vary from crop to crop. Hence their feeding power differs. The extent and the spread of the effective root-system determines the soil volume trapped in the feeding-zone of the crop plant. This is indeed an important information in a given soil-plant system which helps us to choose...

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Biotechnology in Agriculture [Part 2]

June 20, 2012
By Krishiworld
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Some of the areas where biotechnology has played a significant role are detailed below. 1. Production of pathogen – free plants. Plants traditionally being vegetatively propogated are systemically infected with viruses & other pathogens which greatly reduce yield & also Q uality of the marketed commodity. Virus diseases like potato leaf roll virus (PLRV)...

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Biotechnology in Agriculture [Part1]

June 19, 2012
By Krishiworld
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During the last decade, tremendous progress has been made in the area of plant cell, tissue & organ culture. In vitro techniques constitute an important component of biotechnology, and have the potential not only to improve the existing cultivars, but also for the synthesis of novel plants & early release of high – yielding...

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Vermicompost for Sugarcane – New Experiments [Part1]

June 19, 2012
By Krishiworld
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Plant nutrition and the soil-plant system. The key-role of fertilizers and their judicious use in crop husbandry is well understood, when one is familiar with the general facts about plant nutrition. It is now known that at least 16 plant-food elements are necessary for the growth of green plants. These plant-nutrients are called essential...

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