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9 Ways of Water Conservation

9 Ways of Water Conservation
Indian agriculture is chiefly dependent on Monsoon; as only 1/3rd of cultivable land across the country is irrigated. Thus very huge chunk of farmers has to bear severe loss whenever there is low rainfall; which directly affects India’s economy. Government plans huge water conservation projects such as building dams, canals, reservoirs, etc to bring cultivable land under irrigation. But at... Read More

Innovative Water Management Techniques

Innovative Water Management Techniques
After undergoing two consecutive droughts, India is finally witnessing a good spell of rainfall, with some areas facing floods. Even as monsoon brings with it an abundance of water for three-four months, we must keep in mind that the precious resource that is fresh water, is facing global depletion. With water consumption for agriculture exceeding sustainable levels, India needs to... Read More

Plant Growth Regulator Manangement

Plant Growth Regulator Manangement
Plant growth regulators, are synthetic substances that are similar to natural plant hormones. They are used to regulate the growth of plants and are important measures to ensure agricultural production. PGRs can alter the growth of a specific part of the plant or of the overall plant in general. They are useful for encouraging fruit or flower production—or, for killing or restricting undesired plants. Overall if you... Read More

Mango Grafting

Mango Grafting
Mango can be raised from seed or propagated vegetatively. Several methods of vegetative propagation have been tried with varying degrees of success.Propagation from seed, though easy and cheap, is unable to perpetuate characters of the parent tree because most commercial varieties in India are cross-pollinated and mono embryonic. Plants also take more time to bear fruit. However, it is essential... Read More

Mango Grafting – Part 2

Mango Grafting – Part 2
In our last article about ‘Mango Grafting’ we learn the techniques about Stone Grafting. In second part of this article we will understand the simple and impressive techniques about ‘Soft-Wood Grafting’ and ‘Veneer Grafting’. Soft-Wood Grafting : This method of grafting is done when the rootstock is overgrown and thus not suitable for stone grafting. Normally in this method, seedlings... Read More