Cultivation of plants possible on Mars: Researcher

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.

Ganja cultivation on the rise in Orissa

Despite regular raids by the
police, illegal cultivation of ganja (cannabis) has been on
rise in Orissa over the years, official sources said.

Scientists modify rice to grow well on saline soil

Scientists have successfully used genetic modification (GM) to improve the salt tolerance of rice, often grown on salty soil.

NCB uses satellite imagery to detect illegal poppy cultivation

Satellite imagery has been used to
identify illicit poppy cultivation in West Bengal, Narcotics
Control Bureau (NCB) officials said here on Friday.

Afghan`s opium cultivation may decline this year: UN

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.

Assn plea to Centre to approve Bt Brinjal for cultivation

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.`

Poppy cultivation in Afghanistan down for 2nd year: UN

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.