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TNAU to develop indigenous BT cotton in collaboration with CICR

Coimbatore: Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and Central Institute for Cotton Research (CICR) entered into agreement for developing indigenous BT Cotton. In order to develop indigenous Bt cotton, TNAU has already developed a potent Bt gene and using this, cotton events resistant to the boll worms were generated, a University release said today.



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M S Swaminathan Wants ICAR, State Ag Univs To Coordinate GM Crop Trials

Eminent agricultural scientist M S Swaminathan says the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and state agricultural universities should coordinate field trials of genetically-modified crops across the country to get over the on-off and go-no-go policy attitude of states to them.



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Challenges of switching crops

Switching to a crop that has not been typically grown in the area brings in additional sets of challenges. First, it goes without saying that the soil and climate have to be conducive to cultivation of the new crop.



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