Crop Management

Aonla or Indian Gooseberry: New Value Added Products

Aonla or Indian Gooseberry: New Value Added Products

Aonla or Indian Gooseberry (Emblica officinalis Gaertn.) belongs to family Euphorbiaceae. It is one of the important indigenous fruits of Indian subcontinent. The fruit has cooling, refrigerant, diuretic and laxative property hence used for treating chronic dysentery, bronchitis, diabetes, fever, diarrhoea, jaundice  & coughs etc. It is highly nutritive and one of the richest source of ascorbic…

Myths & Reality About Genetically Modified (GMO) Crops

Myths & Reality About Genetically Modified (GMO) Crops

Genes are located in chromosomes, usually called as units of inheritance and that are passed from one generation to the next and provide instructions for growth and development of the organism. A gene is a sequence of DNA that contains information that governs a particular characteristic/trait. Crops that are developed through genetic modification are referred…

Advantages of Durum Wheat Cultivation

Advantages of Durum Wheat Cultivation

Cultivation of Durum gives an opportunity for farmers in India to make use of crop varieties and indigenous technologies available for increased profitability and a fulfilling farming career.

Durum Wheat – A Boost of Nutrients in Processed Food

Durum Wheat – A Boost of Nutrients in Processed Food

Durum wheat (Triticum durum L.) is an economically important crop grown worldwide including India. It is being cultivated in 10 to 11% of world area and accounts about 8% of the total wheat production.