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Bengaluru | Sep 4, 2019
Researchers design salt-tolerant varieties of Indian rice

In a country that predominantly depends on rain for irrigation, loss of crops due to disruptive weather continues to be a source of distress to farmers, and approaches to make crops tolerant to the vagaries of weather are necessary. In a recent study, researchers have shown that, by modifying particular genes, rice plants can be kept alive through periods of acute salinity in their water supply. 

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Hyderabad | May 8, 2019
Researchers identify key genes that help rice adapt to water scarcity

Very soon, the shortage of water and population explosion in the world may cost you your plate of biryani, and for many, their livelihood. Researchers from ICAR-Indian Institute of Rice Research, Hyderabad and Telangana State Agricultural University, Hyderabad, have identified essential genes that help in the adaptation of aerobic rice to water-scarce conditions.

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Bengaluru | Mar 14, 2019
Tiny RNA lost during domestication created robust rice varieties, shows study.

Tiny RNA lost during domestication created robust rice varieties, shows study by NCBS, Bengaluru. 

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Anantapur | Mar 11, 2019
Study shows that climate impacts from rice cultivation are large but can be reduced drastically

Oryza sativa, or rice, is the staple food of more than half the world’s population and supports the livelihoods of around 145 million households. Since its domestication thousands of years ago, rice has played an essential role in shaping civilisations. However, present-day practices of rice cultivation may harm the planet's climate, shows a recent study conducted in India.

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Bengaluru | Nov 12, 2018

In a recent study conducted by the researchers from ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack and their collaborators, researchers have studied the mechanism of methane gas emission by seven varieties of rice grown in  Eastern India. The study was published in the journal Science of The Total Environment.

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Delhi | Jun 15, 2018

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, offer critical insights into the intrinsic nature of certain types of rice that can resist drought.

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Assam | May 17, 2018

Rice is the most widely consumed staple cereal in Asia and is the agricultural commodity with the third-highest worldwide production. Paddy fields are at the eye of a storm as they are a significant contributor of greenhouse gases (GHG) like methane that are known to contribute towards global warming. The warm, waterlogged soil conditions in rice fields promote the growth of microorganisms that release carbon-dioxide and transform it into methane. One way to manage this is by increasing the ability of the soil to store more organic carbon.

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Bengaluru | Apr 5, 2018

Scientists from the Indian Institute of Sceince, Bangalore show us how the humble grain of rice can be a historian and meterologist!

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Sep 18, 2017

It was in the 1970s that the term ‘climate change’ was coined. Agriculture is one sector that both contributes to and affected by climate change, and research around the world is now advancing towards ‘climate-smart’ agriculture. Carbon or carbon dioxide is one of the culprits for the rising temperature across the globe. Agricultural operations such as tillage, fertilization, irrigation, crop protection and so on are responsible for release of CO2 and other greenhouse gases from agricultural landscape to atmosphere.

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