Hydroponics: The Next Generation Farming Approach!

Hydroponics involves the process of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions in sand, gravel, or liquid, without using soil. Due to the increasing success rates associated with the commercial hydroponics industry and the increasing difficulty of growing crops on soil, the hydroponics market is expanding exponentially. Many off-season fruits and vegetables can be produced around…

Micronutrient fertilizers: A solution to double the yield!

Presence of micronutrients in optimum concentration is necessary for the plant to complete its life cycle. While micronutrients are required in small quantities, their scarcity can lead to stunted growth, deficiency, and negative impact on plant reproduction. Further, micronutrient fertilizers address specific issues of plants, as every micronutrient has a particular effect on plant growth.…

Film Radiography Declining in Industrial Testing Applications

DODGED THE DIGITAL DILEMMA The shift from analog to digital technology has given a new lease of life for NDT applications in the industrial radiography market, thus, broadening the scope beyond traditional applications. Digital X-ray systems are proliferating with increased acceptance across all industry verticals, including highly regulated and traditionally conservative aerospace and automotive industries.…

Widely accepted facts about plastics are a mere misconception!

The Plastic Dilemma Currently, there are varied opinions and beliefs among the consumers regarding plastic, and consumers’ perspective is just one of the many points-of-view, upon which plastic products are being judged in comparison to other materials. The manufacturers narrate the story of plastic as one of great glory; the environmentalists call it ‘cancer of…

Marker-assisted Breeding in Vegetables – Need of the Hour?

Advancement of the vegetable seed market is incomplete without the incorporation of proper research and development on plant breeding programs. The latest technology that drives the vegetable seed market is marker-assisted breeding, which is involved in the development of new varieties of vegetable crops. With the advancement of marker-assisted breeding, vegetable breeding can be made…