The abundance of gorgeous inexperienced cassava leaves on the Mahatma Gandhi University campus tells the story of a farming enterprise that would change the sport for tapioca rising in Central Travancore’s tropical highlands.
In a landmark step, the Mahatma Gandhi University in Kottayam has begun a mixed analysis endeavour with Russia’s Siberian Federal University to produce sensible fungicide capsules to enhance tuber crop yields.
Research in Progress:
The analysis, led by MGU Vice-Chancellor Sabu Thomas, entails inserting fungicide capsules in pits dug close to tapioca crops at varied phases of improvement. The analysis is at the moment centered on the method of creating new farming strategies that may improve tapioca profitability whereas decreasing soil and water air pollution brought on by fertilizers and pesticides.
“The fungicides are launched in a sustainable method from environmentally acceptable biopolymers.” Efforts are additionally being made to enhance the efficiency of those formulations, that are much less hazardous than typical fungicides,” mentioned Thomas.
According to him, this new era of agro-preparation might be a possible reply for secure and sustainable agriculture.
The 9.5-crore cooperation effort is being supported by Russia’s Mega Grant, which is now in its fourth yr.
Scientists from Siberia who labored on the experiment, Alexia Dudev, and Nasezhda Strelsova, acknowledged an analogous technique was employed in potato cultivation in Siberia.
The initiative additionally consists of MG University researchers Blessy Joseph and Jeethu Kiran Prakash.
Benefits of Eating Cassava:
Cassava is a calorie-dense vegetable that’s excessive in carbohydrates in addition to important nutritional vitamins and minerals. Cassava comprises vitamin C, thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin. The leaves, that are additionally edible if cooked or sun-dried, can include up to 25% protein.
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