The present study on the plant nematodes associated with Bt cotton crop growth in northern Karnataka, India covered several aspects like a nematode random survey in Bt cotton-growing areas of the state, nematode community analysis, pathogenicity and biology of a dominant nematode and reaction of Bt cotton cultivars and hybrids to that nematode. A random survey undertaken in the Bt cotton-growing districts of northern Karnataka for the associated nematodes in

The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre’s (BARC) nuclear technique for agriculture, particularly in creating new genetic variability in crop plants has been a success.

The State government will install solar panels along the irrigation canals to generate power for lifting water. The project will be implemented in Yadgir, Raichur and Bijapur districts in the first phase.

Water Resources Minister Basavaraj Bommai said here on Wednesday that it had been planned to install 10,000 solar panels along the one lakh-kilometre length of irrigation canals.

The area under forest cover in Karnataka has increased by four square kilometres, according to a latest report of the Forest Survey of India. It says the change has been noticed in the assessment year of 2009, compared to the survey carried out in 2008. The report was put in the public domain recently.

Sources in the State government told The Hindu that the change for the better was being seen for the first time in about a decade. What was noteworthy was that at a time when forests were being “plundered in terms of their flora and fauna and conservationists facing a tough challenge,” the increase, though negligible, marks a refreshing change.”

Karnataka will implement modified National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) in 20 taluks in five districts.

Process still in its ‘nascent stages’; price yet to be fixed

Tata Steel may have claimed that the land acquisition process for its integrated steel plant at Agadi in the taluk had been completed. But the land acquisition officers and farmers beg to differ. While the officers say that the process is in its nascent stages, some farmers say it has not even started.
Tata Steel (Corporate Services) Vice-President Partha Sengupta had, a few days ago, stated that the land acquisition had been completed.

Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank (KVG Bank), a Dharwad-based regional rural bank, has made rapid progress in converting villages to complete ‘solar villages'.

The Karnataka Government has made budget provision of Rs 110 crore for watershed and soil enrichment (‘BhooChetana') project, for the year 2012-13, which is being implemented in collaboration with

India's claim of having developed its own Bt cotton (genetically modified) variety has taken an embarrassing turn with an RTI inquiry by two scientists revealing how the University of Agriculture S

The State Forest department has decided to grow over 20 lakh sandalwood trees on 2,000 acres of land at a cost of Rs 50 crore in nine districts of the State.

Forest Minister C P Yogeeshwara told mediapersons on Monday that the project, implemented in Mysore on a pilot basis, would be extended to other parts of the State.