Enabavi, a village of 52 families, is abuzz. It is hosting farmers from the nearby Kallem village who have come here for tips on profitable agriculture. Those who missed the excitement of the Green Revolution in the 1960s can get a glimpse

Decades ago, in the wake of increasing chemical pesticide-related deaths, researchers sought to reinvent commercially viable alternatives to conventional pesticides. By the 1970s, optimism was high that future pest control schemes would increasingly incorporate novel methods including the use of biocontrol agents.

In the light of increased awareness on unwanted effects of conventional insecticides and concern for ecofriendly plant protection, avermectins have emerged as new group of insecticides.

Two Americans and a Japanese have won the Nobel chemistry prize for discovering the glowing proteins that have become an essential tool in biomedical research.

Osamu Shimomura, a Japanese citizen who has worked in the US for almost 50 years, originally extracted

Fungi terminator for bee killer the buzz around declining honeybees might recede somewhat. Researchers at the University of Warwick in the uk are studying ways to deliver a naturally occurring fungi into beehives to kill the varroa mite

Cotton hybrids expressing various endotoxins of B. thruringiensis, per se fitting into genetic or host-plant resistance and biological tools of integrated pest management (IPM) have given a new dimension and impetus to the IPM philosophy that aims to reduce the massive reliance on insecticides for pest management on the conventional or non-Bt cotton.

My conversion to chemical-free farming began about ten years ago

An experiment was carried out at Maud Tea Estate, Chabua, Assam following the ancient techniques of controlling pests based on information given in Surapala's Vrikshayurveda and Chakrapani Mishra's Vishvavallabha.

Deckiajuli Tea Estate in Assam, India has been grappling with the issue of what should be considered as a ideal crop management system for tea plantation. The planters felt that the use of chemicals was not giving satisfactory results and they decided to grow tea organically. To achieve these objectives, the ancient classics published by the Asian Agri-History Foundation (AAHF), Secunderabad, India were used for obtaining useful and practical information.

The study deals with the compatibility of P. fluorescens in combination with soil application of carbofuran and neem seed powder against M. incognita.