Monthly Archives: April 2018

Rice for bird conservation

Published on April 3, 2018 under Snippet
Rice for bird conservation
Have  you ever heard of an entire farming system has been changed to conserve an endangered bird?  Come to Japan, you hear about “Stork Natural Rice”, a special type of organic rice from Toyooka city, Tajima region. Here to support the conservation of once extinct oriental white stork, local inhabitants…
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Ambri – Sher-e-Kashmir

Published on April 3, 2018 under Snippet
Ambri – Sher-e-Kashmir
Indian market is flooded with apples imported from US, China, or New Zealand, or exotic varieties grown in different Indian states. However, Kashmir is the only proud state of being producer of its very own landrace of apple - commonly known as Ambri; though apple has a long tradition of…
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Pollen: Imagination

Published on April 3, 2018 under Snippet
Pollen: Imagination
On any fine sunshine day, we see the hovering butterflies and bees around the flowers. While we pay our attention to the beauty of these small creatures, they are perhaps busiest of our natural neighbors silently engaged in “mission survival”. This “mission survival” is nothing but pollination i.e. transferring pollen…
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Global cactus crop

Published on April 3, 2018 under Snippet
Global cactus crop
By naming Cactus, we all imagine a hard looking plant group with its not so glamourous members who are mostly struggling for life in arid region. But there are some who really raise our imagination beyond limit. Opuntia ficus-indica, commonly known as “prickly pear cactus” has interesting connection to the…
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Natural touch of Ugadi

Published on April 3, 2018 under Snippet
Natural touch of Ugadi
Natural touch of Ugadi – On the festival of Ugadi, (celebrated in Karnataka, Telengana and Andhra Pradesh in India) according to the Hindu calendar, the sun is vertically above the point of intersection between the equator and the meridians on this day. Thus, it heralds the commencement of spring or…
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