Author: Himanshu Gupta

Insecticides / Pesticides Registered under section 9(3) of the Insecticides Act, 1968 for use in India

December 26, 2018

(As on 18/09/2018)    Source S.No. Name of the Pesticide 1. 2,4-D Amine salt 2. 2,4-Dichlorophenoxy Acetic Acid 3. Abamectin* 4. Acephate 5. Acetamiprid 6. Afidopyropen 7. Alachlor 8. Allethrin 9. Alphacypermethrin 10. Alphanaphthyl Acetic Acid 11. Aluminium Phosphide 12. Ametroctradin 13. Ametryn 14. Ampelomyces quisqualis 15. Anilophos 16. Atrazine 17. Aureofungin 18. Azadirachtin (Neem Products) […]

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LIST OF PESTICIDES WHICH ARE BANNED, REFUSED REGISTRATION AND RESTRICTED IN USE: INDIA

December 26, 2018

(As on 30th September, 2018) Source PESTICIDES / FORMULATIONS BANNED IN INDIA   A. Pesticides Banned for manufacture, import and use . 1. Aldicarb    (vide S.O. 682 (E) dated 17th July 2001) 2. Aldrin 3. Benzene Hexachloride 4. Benomyl (vide S.O 3951(E) dated 8th August, 2018) 5. Calcium Cyanide 6. Carbaryl (vide S.O 3951(E) dated […]

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PESTICIDES AND FORMULATIONS REGISTERED FOR USE IN THE COUNTRY UNDER THE INSECTICIDES ACT, 1968

December 26, 2018

Updated on 18.09.2018 Source S. No. Name of the Pesticides Formulation registered No. of formulation 1. 2 ,4-Dichlorophenoxy Acetic Acid (2,4-D Sodium Amine and Ester Salt a) 2, 4-D Sodium Salt used as Tech a.i. 80% w/w min. 1 b) 2,4-D Amine Salt 58% SL 22.5% SL 2 c) 2,4-D Ethyl Ester 38% EC, 4.5%  […]

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Hemp: a fiber full of future

July 20, 2018

What is the common point between a racehorse and a lover of handwritten letters? Hemp ! Yes, this vegetable raw material is used both to make comfortable bedding for equines, and to make high-end letterheads. And if its culture tends to develop nowadays all over the world, it is thanks to a French exception …  History of […]

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Potatoes: a living heritage

July 20, 2018

Scientists and the media often mention the general reduction of biodiversity. But is this valid for all species, and especially for a species as important for human consumption as potatoes? In Europe, since the 16th century … The potato arrives in Europe, in the middle of the 16th century, in the boats of the conquistadores returning […]

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Can we turn all plants into biofuels?

July 20, 2018

To replace fossil fuels, renewable energies are developing: wind, solar and biofuels. Under our feet and in the fields is indeed one of the most abundant sources of carbon! Biomass: renewable energy at the disposal of sustainable development Plants that grow on the surface of the earth capture solar radiation, absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, […]

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Domestic goose

June 26, 2018

Domestic goose is the vernacular name given to the various breeds of geese born from hybridization with the greylag goose and the goose, also called goose of China ( Anser cygnoides ). Although nowadays hybrids of both strainsare foundall over the world, the Anser anser crossesare native to Europe and North Africa. They were already raised in ancient Egypt. Scenes of feeding were found on old frescoes 4,500 years Saqqara. Crosses from […]

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The domestication of the bean

June 26, 2018

The analysis of the bean genes sheds light on the regions of the genome selected during its domestication by humans. These genes are also potential targets for improving its culture, beans being particularly interesting because it fixes atmospheric nitrogen. The bean is a plant of the family of legumes which, with its different varieties, represents the […]

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ANTIBIOTICS, a food for bacteria?

June 26, 2018

Soil bacteria have found how to combine the useful with the pleasant. Rather than simply degrading antibiotics that can harm them, they eat them! Sulfamethazine and tylosin are particularly preferred.  Production animals are often raised in groups nowadays, which favors the transmission of bacterial infections that are  harmful to the farmer. To reduce this risk, many farmers preventively give  antibiotics  to their […]

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How does HYDROPONICS work?

June 26, 2018

The hypodronic culture literally translates to work with water. This horticultural technique makes it possible to efficiently produce an aboveground crop . Definition of hypodronic culture Hydroponics is an ancient technique, which is actually an off-ground crop; the plants are therefore grown under glass. To do this, the earth that is usually used is replaced by a sterile substrate, like clay balls or rockwool. It is up to the […]

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Fertilizers, a dangerous agricultural pollution?

June 26, 2018

The application of agricultural crops nourishes the soil with massive doses of chemical fertilizers. The trio nitrogen, phosphate and potassium (NPK) is the basis of all these products. Soils and groundwater are exposed to these massive dosages that change their environment and make the water unsafe. In agriculture , chemical fertilizers are administered to increase crop yield. They are responsible for massive soil […]

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Will atmospheric nitrogen replace fertilizers?

June 25, 2018

N-Fix, a process developed in the UK, is touted as the next agricultural revolution. It would give cultivated plants the opportunity to use atmospheric nitrogen, and thus to dispense with fertilizers. There is no need for chemical combinations or genetic manipulation: it would be enough to introduce the good bacteria into the seeds. And innovation would be commercialized […]

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PROFITABLE AGRICULTURE WITH LESS HERBICIDES? It’s possible!

June 25, 2018

The massive use of herbicides in agriculture is a question. But could we do without it? To find out, INRA has been experimenting for 12 years in Burgundy. The research engineer Nicolas Munier-Jolain draws up a rather positive assessment of these crop protection systems. Using some levers, the amount of herbicides used was divided by 3! The plants weeds , more […]

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Nitrates: water pollution will continue for decades

June 25, 2018

What happens to nitrates resulting from the application of synthetic nitrogen fertilizers on our crops? A study conducted over 30 years has just provided figures that challenge. For example, fertilizer applied in 1982 is expected to be involved in the contamination of aquatic systems for five decades. Obviously, the soil holding capacity has been underestimated. To improve plant […]

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Agriculture

May 16, 2018

Agriculture is the work of the earth ( ager means field in Latin). Its history is mainly shaped by technical progress, the economy and the environment. Origin of agriculture The first traces of growing plants and domestication of animals for food purposes date back to the Neolithic period, at least 10,000 years ago (8,000 years BC). This period, called the Neolithic Revolution, is […]

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