Tag: Kerala Agricultural University
Cashew nut factories in India now have more capacity than the nuts they can churn out. Farmers are not happy with the returns on investment. Here is a mini-review on recent discoveries that may change the situation.
Scientists from the Kerala Agricultural University, the Gandhigram Rural Institute investigate traditional banana cultivation practices in Kerala with the scientific basis. A challenge to scientists to find scientific rationale for successful crop cultivation practices.
Rubber latex is the blood that runs through the veins of Kerala’s economy. From acres of plantations to small groves in backyards, Hevea brasiliensis is tapped for its natural latex, with unique properties that can’t be matched by synthetic polymers. There have been many interventions to improve rubber productivity: budding, identifying clones for better yield… Read More ›
If you plant a seed from a tasty mango, it does not necessarily give you a tree that produces tasty fruits. That is because of extensive cross pollination in mango. This cross pollination itself is the basis of large genetic variability of mango seen in India. Interestingly, our country is the centre of origin as… Read More ›