Recent Published Articles:

  • Thermo-tolerance at germination and seedling stage in Indian mustard

    High temperature at germination and seedling stage is becoming a major problem affecting production and productivity of Indian mustard in the major mustard growing states like Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.

    By: Pradeep Singh | Date: 9/17/2019
  • Seed vigour appraisal for superior seed quality in Indian mustard (Brassica juncea)

    Seed is the basic input of agriculture and its quality determines the yielding potential of all other inputs. Quality seed is the foundation of a successful crop production programme. The quality seed plays an important role in the agricultural production as well as in national economy.

    By: Pradeep Singh | Date: 9/17/2019
  • Role of a good seed in germination and quality seed production

    Good seed leads to reduced seed rate, better crop emergence (> 70 %), reduced replanting, a great deal of uniform plant stands, and more vigorous early crop growth. Vigorous development in early stages minimizes weed issues and also raises crop resistance to insect insects and diseases. A combination of better crop emergence, vigorous early crop growing, and improved crop resistance to insect insects and diseases will result to a 5 -20 % boost in yield.

    By: Pradeep Singh | Date: 9/17/2019
  • Impact of growth regulators on seed germination and emergence

    Plant growth regulators (PGRs) are organic compounds, other than nutrients, that modify plant physiological processes. PGRs, called biostimulants or bioinhibitors, act inside plant cells to stimulate or inhibit specific enzyme or enzyme system and help regulate plant metabolism. They normally are active at very low concentration in plants.

    By: Pradeep Singh | Date: 9/17/2019
  • Water Harvesting

    Water harvesting systems are used not only for collecting water for plant growth but also for collecting water for domestic consumption. In some part of the world, rain water from roof top is collected in containers and later used for domestic purposes.

    By: VANITHA S | Date: 7/23/2019
  • Tilling and Ecotilling approaches for crop improvement

    TILLING and EcoTILLING have been proven to be highly effective reverse genetic tools for functional genomic studies in plants for crop improvement. TILLING provide allelic series of mutations, suitable for targeting small genes so can detect single protein domains when targeting larger genes. These techniques helpful to detect SNPs in related genetic material so can imply more candidate genes used for mapping, pedigree analysis and for marker assisted breeding

    By: yamini tak | Date: 7/11/2019

    This article highlighted some of he medicinal plants found in the state of Arunachal Pradesh and their ehtnomedicines.

    By: Fullmoon Puwein | Date: 7/1/2019
  • Status of export of potato products: India and the World

    Potato plays a vital role in food and nutritional security worldwide. FAO declared potato as the crop to address future global food security and poverty alleviation during 2008. It plays a very important role in Indian agriculture as potato alone contributes about 21 percent of the total vegetable area and 26 percent of total vegetable production. It is the third most important food crop after rice and wheat and the world’s most important non-grain food crop. As per FAOSTAT data for the year 2017, India with 48.6 million t is ranked second in potato production in the world, only behind China (99.2 million t). However, despite being ranked second in production, India position in export of potato products is very low when compared to other developed countries.

    By: Pynbianglang Kharumnuid | Date: 6/20/2019
  • Bioinformatics Tools: Breaking the Bottleneck in Transcriptome Assembly

    Transcriptome of an organism provides insights into basic biological processes, detecting variations in gene expression after experimental treatments or infection, discovery of tissue biomarkers, genes and their isoforms among others. Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) platforms generate huge amount of RNA sequence data in a single run. NGS platforms are highly sensitive to detect low-frequency genes. They are cost effective and allow higher throughput with sample multiplexing. In order to assemble such a huge data generated after sequencing, efficient bioinformatics tools are needed. The transcriptome analysis is crucially reliant on the quality of the underlying assembly. Till date various tools have been developed for transcriptome assembly following different algorithms. In the present article, various tools used for transcriptome assembly have discussed in brief.

    By: mahesh mahajan | Date: 6/14/2019
  • Nanotechnology: A New Emerging Perspective in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition

    The application of nanoparticles in the soil to reduces the applications of plant protection and fertilizer products, minimizing nutrient losses, and increase yields through optimized nutrient management.

    By: GANPAT LOUHAR | Date: 6/8/2019