Rice the staple food of 65 per cent of India s population is in for a revolution. An Indian firm has developed a technique to develop genetically modified GM hybrids of the crop. If the method is given a green signal by the officials, then rice may

How successful will the state's crop deversification scheme be?

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

the seeds of a novel programme to reduce the rice-wheat predominance in Punjab's cropping pattern have been planted. The state recently launched a multi-crop, multi-year contract farming programme.

Why transfer rice germplasm to Syngenta?

www.knowledgebank.irri.org Now, the latest farming and production info is available to the rice industry online. This is the world's first digital extension service for the

Over the next 50 years, harvests of staple crops like rice, maize and wheat may be reduced by one- third due to global warming. This has been revealed by a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

The advocates of agricultural biotechnology maybe overselling the usefulness of the genetically modified

How the West is trying to steal what is ours

A new strain of rice keeps off weeds and trebles yeild