Genetic Transformation of Sorghum for Insect-Pest Resistance

Sorghum is a major food and fodder crop for dry land farmers in India and elsewhere. One of the major reasons for lower yields in this crop is due to the problem of insects, pests such as stem borer and shoot fly in the major sorghum growing parts of India. To develop the insect pest resistant transgenic plants, we are […]

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Cytogenetical investigations on newly synthesized diploid hybrids of section Arachis

Groundnut (or peanut) is one of the major oil seed crops and a valuable cash crop of the world that is planted by millions of small-scale farmers around the globe. It’s a valuable source of proteins, vitamin E, K, and B (ref…). It’s worthy to note that 70% of global groundnut production is in the semi-arid tropics. Groundnut is susceptible […]

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Biological properties of soil under different cropping systems

Soil biological quality can affect key soil functions that support food production and environmental quality. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of different cropping systems on soil biological quality in contrasting dry land cropping systems at Kothapally Village, Ranga Reddy dist. in Andhra Pradesh. Alternative cropping systems were characterized by grater cropping intensity, more diverse cropping […]

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Microbial dynamics and soil carbon dynamics in okra as affected by irrigation methods

Carbon dioxide emission and its potential impact on agriculture production is an important issue because agriculture is the major contributor to the build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Land use changes and irrigation systems can impact the amount of C stored in the soil by altering C inputs and losses and also enriches soil microbial life. This project involves […]

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Plant growth promoting microbes associate with Pongamia and Jatropha plants

Plant growth promoting bacteria are important for plant nutrition by increasing N and P uptake by the plants, and playing a significant role as plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) in the biofertilization of crops. The present study was done on the plant growth promoting microbes associate with Pongamia and Jatropha plants. Soil samples were collected from Pongamia and Jatropha fields. […]

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Microbial Diversity in Different Cropping Systems on Vertic Inceptisols

Microbial diversity is an integral part of biodiversity that includes bacteria, fungi, actinomycetes. Soil microorganisms; especially vary widely in semi-arid soils due to the poor vegetation, which is the result of erratic and scanty rainfall. The treatment of soil by chemical fertilizers, bio-fertilizers not only enhances soil fertility but also enriches microbial life. This project involves the study of microbial […]

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Biological Diversity in soil from Long-term Vertisol Experiments

Biodiversity vary widely in semi-arid soils as compared to other tropical soils due to the poor vegetation, which is the result of erratic and scanty rainfall. The treatment of soil by chemical fertilizers, biofertilizers not only enhances soil fertility but also enriches soil microbial life. Biodiversity includes bacteria, fungi, actinomycetes, ants, mites, nematodes, etc. This project involves the study of […]

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Assessing environmental impacts of rehabilitated Degraded uplands in watershed with Jatropha plantation

For sustainable development and optimal use of natural resources environmental consideration are required to be integrated in planning, designing and implementation of development projects. Using chemical fertilizers and pesticides for increased agricultural productivity has led to intensive cultivation of marginal lands and there-by-there degradation. Vegetation measure is one of the most practical and economical methods for pollution control and land […]

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Role of Mycorrhizal association in Jatropha

The hike in fuels consumption, increasing air pollution, environmental degradation demands a multidisciplinary research approach in different countries in the world today. The measures taken to promote the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels to replace diesel or petrol for transport purpose can to some extent achieve sustainability and bring down public health problems. In ICRISAT, study is in […]

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Microbial Population Study in Recycling the Deoiled Cake of Pongamia

Biodiesel is an innovative fuel that is rapidly becoming more available to the general public. Itcan be found around the country in select places or it can be bought directly from producers. It costs a little more than traditional fuels at the current time because the demand is not as great. However, as demand grows and the public realizes the […]

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