Monday, 15 December 2014

'Short-duration crop varieties can help fight agriculture stress'

HYDERABAD: Farm scientists need to direct their research towards challenges like water scarcity, soil degradation and bio-diversity loss, say experts. 

Development of short-duration varieties which are resistant to both biotic and abiotic stress, without sacrificing on yield, will solve the problem, said J S Sandhu, Agricultural Commissioner, Union Ministry of Agriculture here yesterday. 

He was speaking at the national seminar on 'Emerging challenges and opportunities in biotic .. 

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