Biochar is a solid material obtained from the carbonization thermochemical conversion of biomass in oxygen-limited environments. In more technical terms, biochar is produced by thermal decomposition of organic material (biomass such as wood, manure or leaves) under the limited supply of oxygen (O2), and at relatively low temperatures (<700°C). This process mirrors the production of … Continue reading BIOCHAR AND SUSTAINABILITY | Phoolbari- A Garden (फूलबारी- एक बगैंचा)
New plant research leads to the discovery of a gene that significantly increases seed yield in maize Date: March 16, 2017 Source: VIB – Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology Summary: A gene that significantly increases plant growth and seed yield in maize has been discovered by researchers. Research into crop yield is crucial […] via A … Continue reading Maize Gene for Productivity Discovered!
“To rebuild the spirit of a woman is to rebuild the spirit of a country.” That’s part of the mission statement of Rebuild Women’s Hope, an organization based in Bukavu, on the edge of Lake Kivu in the Eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It was started by a local Congolese woman and the … Continue reading Empowering Women Coffee Farmers | anna brones
By Colin Todhunter | Global Research The agrichemicals industry wallows like an overblown hog in a cesspool of corruption. With its snout firmly embedded in the trough of corporate profit to the detriment of all else, it is most likely responsible for more death and disease than the combined efforts of the tobacco companies ever … Continue reading Stop Protecting the Criminality of the Global Pesticides Industry | A Sweet Dose of Reality
Richard Bruce, who has suffered severely for many years following exposure to pesticides in the course of his work, sends news of research by a team from Madurai Kamaraj University, published in Genome Biology and is generously accessible to all readers. The paper may be accessed here. Megha Prakash, in an article in ‘Down to … Continue reading Long-term exposure to OP insecticides puts farmers at high risk of diabetes | Chemical Concern