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Rice Plant Disease: Automatic identification

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Some diseases of rice can destroy 80% of the crop. Timely detection of the diseases can save farmers from economic ruin. Researchers from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have now developed a method to automatically detect three common rice diseases. Read on for details.

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Rice and Fodder Intercropping: Improving yield and income sustainability

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Marginal farmers cultivating rice in rainfed areas of Odisha will have better yield and income stability if they intercrop rice with leguminous crops such as cowpea or ricebean, say researchers in Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology. Read more for details.

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Rice Plant Disease: Automatic identification

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Some diseases of rice can destroy 80% of the crop. Timely detection of the diseases can save farmers from economic ruin. Researchers from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have now developed a method to automatically detect three common rice diseases. Read on for details.

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Detecting Bismuth Pollution: A fluorescent chemosensor

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Bismuth is a highly useful metal for engineers. And bismuth compounds abound in medicine. Yet high doses can dangerous. So we need a method to detect it in food, water and environment. Researchers from Coimbatore have now come up with one.

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Hydrogen from Food Waste: Piloting the process

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An estimated seven crore tonnes of food waste is thrown out by Indians every year, polluting the environment. Converting this waste into biohydrogen energy is an economic opportunity, say researchers from CSIR-IICT. Municipalities need to listen to this.

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No Tilling, No Burning: For sustainable soil health 

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In the rice-wheat cycle practiced by farmers in North-West India, crop residue is burnt, creating pollution and reducing soil productivity. It is possible to have three crops per year if conservation agriculture is practiced by farmers in the region, say ICAR scientists.

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Research Round Up 1: COVID-19

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What are Indian researchers doing about COVID-19? Sileesh Mullasseri, KUFOS, Kochi investigates the publications between 15th and 31st January.

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