An open source programme to help farmers

In 2006-2007, a bamboo species will flower over vast swathes of Mizoram, Tripura and Assam. When bamboo flowers, it dies; usually a famine follows. How prepared, asks nitin sethi, is northeast India this time? Can they turn dis

In Wayanad, Kerala, wild plants hold the key to the survival of the poorest, say n anil kumar and m k ratheesh narayanan

abundant bacteria: Scientists say soil contains 100 times more bacteria species than believed. Previous studies estimated a gramme of unpolluted soil contained about 10,000 bacteria species. But a

The system of rice intensification method shows how

Using water hyacinth

Study links GM crops with ecological imbalance

researchers from Kerala-based College of Agriculture have found that the fungus Fusarium pallidoroseum is useful in controlling water hyacinth

Digital processing of the IRS-1D LISS-III image revealed a highly degraded state of the Kolleru lake.

Maize is undeniably humanity s greatest, and the first, feat of genetic engineering. But the success story cannot be attributed to modern humans. A recent research shows that it is only due to the selective breeding efforts of ancient Americans that maize