Month: January 2021

Mwea Farmers Embrace High Yielding Hybrid Rice

Rice farmers in Mwea have improved their crop after embracing the hybrid rice which is more yielding and early maturing. As a result, the deficit is met by the importation of 500,000 tons of rice yearly. “There is a big opportunity for employment in the increased production of rice in Mwea and in the global […]
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GM, insect resistant Bt cotton and 11 billion sterile moths destroy pink bollworm from the US and Mexico

Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico coordinated a program in which they included releases of billions of sterile pink bollworm moths from airplanes and planting of cotton engineered to produce insecticidal proteins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). An analysis of computer simulations and 21 [years] of field data from Arizona demonstrate that the transgenic […]
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Online CERTIFICATE course on “BASIC PLANT TISSUE CULTURE TECHNIQUES”

February 16-17, 2021 Organized by COMSTECH, Secretariat, Islamabad In collaboration with International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) and Pakistan Biotechnology Information Center Who Should Attend: The workshop is designed to address the interest of scientists and research scholars working in various fields of plant biotechnology including genetics, and molecular biology. Course Content: The […]
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