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Scientists crack secret of mosquito resistance to insecticides

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 20:47

Scientists have found that a single genetic mutation causes mosquitoes to develop resistance to DDT and to insecticides used in anti-malaria nets.

Locust genome could serve as blueprint for new insecticides

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 00:28

The genome sequence of Locusta migratoria is the largest animal genome sequenced so far and has provided the means with which its genes can be targeted by insecticides.

Bihar mid-day meal tragedy: Should probe if pesticides were made in Gujarat, says JD(U) MLA

Last Updated: Monday, July 29, 2013, 17:17

JD(U) MLA Manjit Singh said that it should be probed whether pesticides that were found in the mid-day meal in a Chhapra school were made in Gujarat.

Mid-day meal tragedy: Have contingency plan, Centre tells states

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 20:15

Centre on Tuesday asked all states to put in place a contingency plan to deal with such incidents and ensure strict compliance of guidelines.

IIL promoters to dilute stake by up to 20%

Last Updated: Friday, July 19, 2013, 20:00

Promoters of Insecticides India Ltd (IIL), a Delhi-based agrochemicals company, plan to dilute 10-20 percent of their stake in the company, a senior company official said.

Agrochemicals industry to cross $5 bn by 2017

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 16:37

The market size of Indian agrochemicals industry is expected to more than double to USD 5 billion by 2017 on rising agri production and increasing awareness among farmers.

Unroasted coffee beans the next-gen insecticides?

Last Updated: Thursday, April 01, 2010, 18:09

The boffins claimed that coffee beans contain proteins that can kill insects and might be developed into new insecticides for protecting food crops against destructive pests.