All about “Mushroom”, the low-calorie vegetable

March 29, 2020

The fungus of the species Agaricus bisporus is the most cultivated among all the edible varieties. Despite its high water content, the mushroom has a nutritional value comparable to that of many other vegetables. It also contains certain compounds potentially beneficial for health, but whose effects have been the subject of few scientific studies. Characteristics of the […]

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A microbial plant cell for the electricity of tomorrow?

May 19, 2018

Live plants could be used for bioelectricity production! A prototype microbial cell has just been made, fed with glucose from the photosynthesis of a plant. The marshes or the rice fields of the globe could in this way become power plants, as well as our roofs! Marjolein Helder  from the University of Wageningen (The Netherlands) and David Strik […]

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Minimum Support Price

April 4, 2018

Minimum Support Price (MSP) is the price fixed by the Government of India for some of the listed agricultural crops in the market. It is a kind of market intervention to insure the farmers against any sharp fall in crop prices during bumper crop production. Minimum Support Prices are announced by the Cabinet Committee of […]

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January 23, 2018

WHAT IS MANURE? Manure is the organic matter content which when added to the soil improves physical health & structure of soil by increasing its fertility, organic matter content, soil aeration, nutrient content etc. It is the biological product which is formed after the decomposition of cow dung, sewage or slurry waste or left over […]

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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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