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Wheat

Mumbai | Jun 8, 2020
Machine learning helps monitor crop growth

Researchers use radar data from satellites to estimate parameters that determine the growth of soy and wheat.

 

General, Science, Technology, Deep-dive
Karnal | May 19, 2019
ICAR scientists develop the world’s first web-based tool to identify wheat varieties

Researchers from ICAR-Indian Institute of Wheat & Barley Research, Karnal, and ICAR-Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, New Delhi, have proposed a faster and reliable approach to identify different varieties of wheat. Using a mix of software engineering, mobile application development and genetic analysis, they have developed a new web-based server called VISTa—the first-ever plant variety identification system in the world—to identify wheat varieties.

General, Science, Technology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Sep 24, 2018

200 scientists and 73 research institutions from 20 countries have sequenced the entire genome of the bread wheat (Triticum aestivum), it took them 13 years to accomplish.

General, Science, Society, News
Pilani | Jan 24, 2018

Scientists from Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani, uncover the mechanism behind how plants tolerate and grow in soils with high salt content. The study also explore the role of the bacteria Enterobacter cloacae, which is a known plant growth promoting rhizobacteria.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
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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