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Bumper crop from new maize gene?

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 10:46

The discovery by British scientists of a new `provisioning` gene in maize plants that regulates the transfer of nutrients from the plant to the seed could lead to increased crop yields and improve food security.

Govt hopes bumper crop despite scanty rains in Bihar, J`Khand

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 10, 2010, 21:28

Despite deficient rain in Bihar and Jharkhand, the Agriculture Ministry today said overall kharif food grains production would not be hampered as acreage has gone up in other parts of the country.

Stored wheat rots in Punjab as another bumper crop waits

Last Updated: Thursday, March 25, 2010, 10:26

Buffer stocks of wheat stored in the open across Punjab are rotting even as another bumper crop is ready for harvest.