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  • AgriGK Admin 2:27 pm on July 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Cattle Genomics programme 

    ‘Cattle Genomics programme’ –
    1. Its main aim is to predict breeding values of animal, using DNA level information.
    2. a high-density DNA chips will be developed under this scheme to reduce the cost and time interval of breeding of the native livestock.
    3. Genomic selection will ensure high-yielding, disease-resistant, resilient livestock.

  • AgriGK Admin 2:19 pm on July 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply  


    Biotech-KISAN (Krishi Innovation Science Application Network) Scheme
    1. It aims to empower small- and women- farmers with science implementation.
    2. It is launched by of Department of Biotechnology (DBT).

    Features of Biotech-KISAN:
    1. It is for farmers.
    2. It is by farmers- developed in consultation with the farmers)
    3. It empower small- and women- farmers.
    4. It is based on ‘a hub-and spoke model’
    5. It stimulates entrepreneurship and innovation in farmers.
    6. It is ‘Pan India’ programme.
    7. It disseminates best/good agriculture practises (GAP).
    8. It will connect farmers, scientist and science institution across country
    9. The fellowship will be given to women farmers for training and education in farm practice.

  • AgriGK Admin 7:32 pm on July 12, 2017 Permalink | Reply  


    1. A project on Digitisation of Self Help Groups’ (SHGs) financial and non-financial records initiated by NABARD.
    2. he end users are NGOs, institutions, Bankers, Govt Deptts, SRLM/NRLM, NABARD and Credit Bureaus who are promoting Self Help Groups.


  • AgriGK Admin 7:18 pm on July 12, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    National Fish Farmers’ Day – 

    National Fish Farmers’ Day –
    1. National Fish Farmers’ Day is celebrated on – 10th July
    2. It is on remembrance of Dr. Hiralal Chaudhuri, Who is also known as father of Blue Revolution’.
    1. In ICAR News –
    2. Why Do We Celebrate Fish Farmers’ Day on 10th July and Why Prof. (Dr.) Hiralal Choudhury is Remembered on This Day? –’_Day_on_10th_July_and_Why_Prof_Dr_Hiralal_Choudhury_is_Remembered_on_This_Day

  • AgriGK Admin 7:10 pm on July 12, 2017 Permalink | Reply  


    National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics (NIVEDI) is located at- Bengaluru

  • AgriGK Admin 7:07 pm on July 12, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Seed Plot Technique – 

    Seed Plot Technique

    It is a seed production method used at farm level, mainly for the farmers’ own seed supply.
    It is practiced in vegetativally propagated crop like potato.
    It is use of healthy and viruse free seeds.
    It is result of efforts of Cockerham (Scotland).
    It is applied to improve the seed quality of highly appreciated.
    Source: in ICAR News

    Q. Seed Plot Technique of potato is used to produce:
    [A]. Insect-free seeds
    [B]. Nematode free seeds
    [C]. Virus free seeds
    [D]. Big size tubers
    Answer: [ C ].

  • AgriGK Admin 6:46 pm on July 12, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    IRRI South Asia Regional Center (ISARC) 

    IRRI South Asia Regional Center (ISARC) will be set up in Varanasi, UP.
    Centre of Excellence in Rice Value Addition (CERVA) will be set up in Varanasi, UP.

    #About International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)-
    1. It is an international agricultural research and training organization with headquarters in Los Banos, Philippines.
    2. it contributed to the Indian Green Revolution of 1960s.
    3. It has developed vit. A rich ‘golden rice’.

  • Panchram Mirjha 2:51 pm on July 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Agro facts 

    Agro facts:

    ‘Biodynamic agriculture’ concept is given by- Rudolf Steiner

  • AgriGK Admin 6:17 am on July 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Ragi’s genome sequenced 

    Ragi’s genome sequenced.
    (In TheHindu news: A hardy millet yields its genetic code)

    # Ragi’s genome sequencing

    1. Genome of finger millet or ragi is sequenced by University of Agricultural Sciences-Bengaluru.
    2. This will help in developing varieties for drought-resistant and nutrition-rich.

    # Facts about Ragi or finger millet-

    1. It is also known as African millet, koracan, ragi (India).
    2. Largest ragi grower state in India is – Karnataka
    3. It is known as- Poor man’s staple.
    4. It’s botanical name is – Eleusine coracana
    5. It was first domesticated from Uganda and Ethiopian highlands.
    6. It was introduced into Western Ghats of India around 3000 BC.
    7. It is most important small millets.
    8. It is gluten-free but has has excellent malting qualities.
    9. It is potentially a climate-resilient and nutritious crop.
    10. It is very rich in calcium (Ca).
    11. It is a very choice food for diabetics due to its low glycemic index (GI).
    12. It is highly self pollinated crop.
    13. It is tropical crops.
    14. It is C4
    15. It is mainly rainfed crop.
    16. Sowing time – June
    17. Sowing method- Broadcasting and row sowing
    18. Seed rate – 6-8 kg/ha in row sowing
    19. Row spacing – 22.5 cm
    20. Intercropeed with pulse and oil eeds.
    21. major disease- blast, leaf blight, cercospora leaf spot
    22. major pest- pink stem borer, cut worm
    23. Ragi matures 3-5 months
    24. Average yield of rain-fed ragi- 10 to 15 q/ha



  • AgriGK Admin 7:44 pm on July 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Beginning of E-era in Agri India 

    Dear Friends we are starting providing all information online related to agriculture.

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