Scientists Create Nanoparticle Fertiliser

Scientists Create Nanoparticle Fertiliser

Ramesh Raliya and Pratim Biswas, two Indian-origin scientists at the Washington University have used nanoparticles in fertilisers to help increase farm output. These fertilisers reportedly will be more eco-friendly than conventional fertilisers and will not add to the strain on existing natural resources. The nanoparticles can also be fine-tuned to suit different conditions, the scientists said. Source: Inshorts

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IIT Graduate Develops App to Assist Farmers

IIT Graduate Develops App to Assist Farmers

Ruchinilo Kemp, an IIT-Guwahati graduate, has developed an app that is assisting farmers in Rajasthan by helping them connect with agriculture sciences experts. Farmers can reach out for knowledge and assistance through photos, videos and text in their mother tongue. The app has managed to help around 44 farmers in nine villages across Udaipur district so far. Source: Inshorts

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Agriculture Course Gets First Community College Affiliation

Agriculture Course Gets First Community College Affiliation

Goa University (GU) executive council has granted its affiliation to the first course in Goa under the University Grants Commission’s (UGC) community college scheme. The advanced diploma in agriculture at Savoi Verem-based Ramanata Crisna Pai Raikar Education Society’s School of Agriculture has been granted affiliation by GU, effective from the academic year 2016-17. The affiliation, under the community college scheme, means that students pursuing the course can exit the course at various stages and depending…

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TNAU Assesses Using Satellite Images

TNAU Assesses Using Satellite Images

Vice-Chancellor of  Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore calculated how much cultivated area was inundated in the costal districts of Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Cuddalore by the recent rains using  images obtained from European Space Agency’s Sentinel 1A satellite. The University uses the images to identify crops, estimate area of cultivation, prepare seasonability map (track the start, end and progress of agriculture seasons), phenology map (various stages of crop) and yield map (estimate the yield). As…

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