The hybridisation of tur dal has made it higher yielding and less vulnerable to disease. But only rich farmers will be able to buy the seeds.

This research examines how patent applications and the granting of patents developed at the European Patent Office in 2010. It also examines how the EPO has dealt with other applications for patents on conventionally bred plants following the decision on the broccoli patent. The report shows a steadily increasing number of patent applications and patents granted at the Patent Office.

Effect of auxins (IAA, IBA and NAA) and vitamin B1 (thiamine) on rooting response of branch cuttings and air-layers of Jatropha curcas during spring and monsoon seasons was studied. Spring season was found best for clonal multiplication of genetically superior material in jatropha. Cuttings treated with 600 and 800 mg l

The existing Jatropha curcas in the country exhibit varying degrees of success in terms of seed oil yield and susceptiblity to pest and diseases. Hence, an intensive hybridization programme has been attempted between Jatropha curcas and other Jatropha species to develop new hybrids with higher yield potential and resistance to diseases. Among the interspecific crosses, the cross between J.

One of the outreach projects implemented by DAPP Child Aid in the Chibombo District in Zambia is the GVEP International - Gaia Movement

India must document and legally protect the farmers' varieties (FVs) and use them globally as a trade strategy.

Late last month the Svalbard Global Seed Vault opened in Longyearbyen, on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen.

the Punjab state farmers commission has recently asked the state government to make delayed-sowing of rice mandatory. The move comes at a time when agriculture in Punjab is facing its worst spell