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Agriculture

US scientists use coconut dust for germinating stronger seeds

Washington: A team of scientists led by an Indian-American at a prestigious American university has introduced a technique of using coconut dust for germinating seeds that improves soil quality for plants to take stronger roots. Scientists at the Virginia Tech have developed the technique for farmers in Kerala, which can be used as a great potting soil for seedlings, the university said...

Deccanchronicle.com
Saturday, April 12, 2014

PM indicates change in Centre’s stand on GM crops

NEW DELHI: In a remark which may cheer agriculture scientists and farmers across the country and signal a change in stance, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said the government should not succumb to "unscientific prejudices" against genetically modified (GM) crops. ...

The Times of India
Tuesday, February 4, 2014