Cultivation of various plant species, also food plants, is possible on the soil of Mars, according to ecologist Wieger Wamelink of the Dutch research institute Alterra of Wageningen University.
Despite regular raids by the
police, illegal cultivation of ganja (cannabis) has been on
rise in Orissa over the years, official sources said.
Scientists have successfully used genetic modification (GM) to improve the salt tolerance of rice, often grown on salty soil.
Satellite imagery has been used to
identify illicit poppy cultivation in West Bengal, Narcotics
Control Bureau (NCB) officials said here on Friday.
The UN drug and crime division has in a new report found that Afghanistan`s opium cultivation has stabilised and its production could decline this year.
An association of biotechnology
scientists on Wednesday appealed to the Centre to approve Bt Brinjal
for commercial cultivation `without further delay for the
benefit of Indian farmers and consumers.`
Opium production in Afghanistan has fallen for a second year running with poppy cultivation down 22 percent and prices among the lowest in a decade, a UN report said Wednesday.
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Day in Pics: 26th December
Showbiz World - December 26, 2014