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Day: January 22, 2018

Genetically Modified Organisms and Agriculture

January 22, 2018

For many years, people have been altering the genomes of plants and animals using traditional breeding techniques. Artificial selection for specific and desired traits has ultimately resulted in a variety of organisms under categories of Crop plants, farm animals, and soil bacteria majorly. But this artificial selection has been limited to naturally occurring variations only. […]

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How to apply fertilizers?

January 22, 2018

How to apply fertilisers? A wide range of fertilisers is available for use in agriculture for increasing the crop production and productivity from the farm lands. The different range of fertilisers i.e. bulky or organic manures is to be applied in such a proper and efficient manner so that most of the micronutrients & macronutrients […]

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CONTROLS OF INSECT PESTS

January 22, 2018

WHY TO CONTROL INSECT PESTS? Insect pests are controlled in a sense as they are posing the danger to human, nature & economy. Insect pests are posing many threats to crops which meant in qualitative & quantitative losses of crops. If insect pests are not controlled effectively than it will be very difficult for the […]

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Invest in Youth to Invest in Farming to Invest in Future

January 22, 2018

Taking cognisance of the fact that agriculture, and in general rural area, is under distress, the budget 2017-18 allocated ₹35,984 crores, the highest amount so far, for agriculture and farmers’ welfare. With this, the government intends to address issues of optimal utilisation of water resources, create a new infrastructure for irrigation, conserve soil fertility with […]

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GREEN MANURING

January 22, 2018

WHAT IS GREEN MANURING? Green manuring is defined as the growing of green manure crops & then turning off these crops directly in the field by ploughing the field so as to make the field richer in nitrogen which is the most deficient nutrient of the soil. Green manuring crops help in improving the structure […]

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Green House Effect

GREEN HOUSE EFFECT

January 22, 2018

WHAT IS GREENHOUSE EFFECT? The greenhouse effect is the process by which the earth atmosphere is heated by the absorption of thermal radiations by different greenhouse gases  & they do not reflect it back into space but reradiate it in the different directions in the atmosphere. Simply it means the absorption of thermal energy coming […]

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GLOBAL WARMING

January 22, 2018

WHAT IS GLOBAL  WARMING? Global warming can be defined as the average increase in overall  temperature  of earth in the last 100 years or so due to the greenhouse gaseous effects  such as release of gases like CO2 , Methane (CH4 ) etc. due to burning of fossil fuels or deforestation  in a large amount […]

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EFFECTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION

January 22, 2018

EFFECTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION The pollution of the environment & its natural resources such as water, air or land with different pollutants is known as environmental pollution. The biggest & main harmful effect of pollution is on the environment as it breaks up the environment & also the different ecosystems present in it. Environmental pollution […]

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