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Onion Production: Bacteria at the roots

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September 24, 2020 • Agriculture, Punjab

Onion roots don’t stretch too far and for optimum use of surrounding soil fertility, depend on help from soil microbes. Researchers from the Punjab Agricultural University show that a consortium of such bacteria can reduce fertiliser use and increase production.

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Salinity Tolerant Pearl Millet: Role of MicroRNA

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Pearl millet is more tolerant to soil salinity than most other crops. Scientists from ICRISAT Hyderabad along with researchers from other parts of the world have now started uncovering the secrets of the success of survival of the crop under salinity. One more step towards sustainable agriculture under the threat of increasing soil salinity.

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Dairy Wastewater to Power: Microbial fuel cells

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Instead of polluting environment, diary wastewater can be used for electricity generation, say researchers from NIT Agarthala. Read on.

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Elemental Carbon: Air quality indicator?

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Aerosols of two and half and ten micrometres are considered as measures of air pollution.  The proportion of elemental carbon in the aerosols that gets deposited in lungs may also need to be included, argue scientists.

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Diesel and Petrol Blend: cleaner combustion and more efficiency

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To achieve reduced emissions, improved fuel efficiency and increased load carrying capacity of compression ignition engines, Devendra Deshmukh and Vasudev D Chaudhari from IIT Indore suggest blending of diesel and petrol.

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Onion Production: Bacteria at the roots

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Onion roots don’t stretch too far and for optimum use of surrounding soil fertility, depend on help from soil microbes. Researchers from the Punjab Agricultural University show that a consortium of such bacteria can reduce fertiliser use and increase production.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Stevioside supplement therapy

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Researchers from CSIR-IICT, CCMB and A U college of Pharmaceutical have something sweet to tell people suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Steviol glycoside from Stevia rebaudiana is a good supplement therapy.

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