The big news is that Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurates new National Horticulture Board (NHB) center in Gwalior. This news is followed by another big news about the creation of nano DAP fertilizer by researchers at the University of Hyderabad. At the same time, Bharat Certis launches a line of new products.
This is not all. Assam gets its first agri business growth lab. It seems like the agriculture sector is witnessing a paradigm shift towards progression and modernization. Let’s hope for the best. Read news in detail, compiled by our agile KJ staff.
National Horticulture Board, mandated for integrated development of hi-tech commercial horticulture & post-harvest management/cold chain infrastructure in India, has centers at various parts of the country and at least 1 centre is there almost in every state for implementation, examination and coordination of its different schemes and activities. Speaking on the occasion, Agriculture Minister said, “The horticulture segment has become the sunrise sector for Madhya Pradesh.
UoH-ARCI team develops nano-DAP fertilizer
A team of material scientists and plant biologists from the University of Hyderabad and International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), have developed an industrially viable dry method to generate chemically stable nano-diammonium phosphate fertilizer that is around 5,000 times smaller in size. The development can potentially reduce the volumes of fertilizer usage, while increasing phosphate intake capacity of seedlings.