Down to the Roots
Benefits of Crop Biotechnology

Dr. Rajendra Marathe, Scientist, ...

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Transforming lives with a seed

Dr. Guruprasad Gaddikeri, Scientist, Mahyco  

You can transform lives with just one seed- many would call me crazy for saying something like this. But in my 13 years of association with Mahyco, we have experienced this joy repeatedly. Working with the research team...

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Scope for Urban Agriculture in India

Dr. Sandhya S R, Scientist, Mahyco

Urban Agriculture is defined as the practice of cultivating, processing and distributing food in or around cities. It might sound as an oxymoron to some but it has been forever prevalent and comprises of various agricultural practices ...

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Biotechnology across Nations

Dr. Vilas Parkhi, Scientist, Mahyco

World’s population is increasing with alarming space, at the same time growth of food production is becoming stagnant. Increasing urbanisation is swallowing more fertile land which results in less availability of it for the farm...

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Retracing India’s agricultural roots

Dr. Pandurang Kulkarni, Mahyco

Agriculture was developed more than 10,000 years ago, and it has undergone significant developments since the time of the earliest cultivation. India’s agricultural roots go back thousands of years to 9000 BC, when during the Indus V...

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What are GMOs?

Dr. Pritesh Gupta, Scientist, Mahyco

Ever since GMOs introduced into the food supply in the mid-1990s, they have become a trending topic of discussion and debate all over the world.  Several questions are lingering about the GMOs over the benefits and controversies...

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Big Data and Agriculture

Mr. Anil Nadkarni, Chief Information Officer, Mahyco 

As we wait with baited breath for the Green Revolution 2.0, it is time to see ‘Big’ in agriculture. ‘Big’ not just in terms of investment, infrastructure and produce, but also in terms of...

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Hybrid versus GMO; Demystifying the Science behind them

Dr. Vijay Dalvi, Scientist, Mahyco

Genetic modification of plants has been a topic of discussion as there are various views by different social groups. There will be no difference in opinion as far as Agricultural scientists are concerned on the benefits on GMO.  W...

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Why GMOs are Imperative

Dr. Neeraj Kumar Rai, Scientist, Mahyco

Poverty and global food demand is a pressing reality for the 6 billion people (which is expected to reach more than 9 billion by 2050) who live outside the ‘benefitted’ world. Sticking to conventional methods of produc...

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Onions Make us Cry- Literally

Mr. Chandra Joshi, Marketing, Mahyco

Once in two years, onion grief strikes India. As far as spiraling onion prices are concerned, they seem to be the most democratic of all food crops and are government agnostic. As onions cost sky roc...

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