A floating plant shows Kolkata wetlands are turning toxic

The Union ministry of agriculture has moved an amendment to the Seeds Act, 1966, and also proposes to create a National Seeds Grid. While the aim of the former is to improve labels on seeds to help the farmer, the latter seeks to facilitate the availabili

Collapse of the former Soviet market and an indifferent attitude to quality clips Nilgiris tea industry

A recent find raises hope for further space invasion

No body knows for sure how the ragi bandwagon started, but all of a sudden the urban elite became curious about the grain. Today, it is being minutely scrutinised by a few truth seekers while eateries make a beeline for its cuisine

Scientists have come up with a home-grown genetically modified (gm) potato. This ubiquitous vegetable has now been fortified with proteins derived from an amaranth (Amaranthus) species through

there is some good news for farmers. Delhi-based National Fertilisers Limited (nfl) has started manufacturing urea coated with neem oil. Fifty field trials conducted in three states show positive

Depleting honeybees threaten biodiversity

Middle Eastern farmers carried agriculture to the West

Researchers prove that movements in the Earth s crust are largely responsible for the uneven distribution of global biological diversity