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Key technology for biofortification goes online 

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17916

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Nutrition, Biofortification

Crops

Dryland cereals, Pearl millets, Grain legumes, Chickpea, Finger millet

Systems

Farming Systems

Locations

Asia, India

Global Date

13/Dec/2019

Title

Key technology for biofortification goes online

Keywords

Biofortification, Nutritious crop cultivars, HarvestPlus, X-ray fluorescence (XRF), Germplasm, Chickpea, Pearl millet, Finger millet

Language

English

New ICRISAT Research Programs

Asia Program, Crop Improvement

Story Partners

ICAR-AICRP

Author/Key contact

Dr M Govindaraj

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1832-1, 13 December 2019

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/key-technology-for-biofortification-goes-online/

Description

To support development of nutritious crop cultivars across the globe through biofortification, ICRISAT and CGIAR’s HarvestPlus opened up their x-ray fluorescence (XRF) testing facilities through a recently launched online platform. The platform will make available existing and new XRF analyzers at ICRISAT for determining iron (Fe), zinc (Zn), calcium (Ca) and other minerals in whole grain samples. XRF, which is widely used in mining, was first introduced for agriculture in India by ICRISAT in 2011. The online platform aims to automate access to testing facilities and obtaining results.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

13/Dec/2019

CGIAR Research Program

GLDC

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