In the field of agriculture, major problem is the loss in crop yield due to different abiotic stresses and, increased episodes of climatic variations and unpredictability. In this regard, BARC, in collaboration with Vasantdada Sugar Institute, Pune, has developed a versatile bioregulator named as "ANU-CHAITANYA" containing gamma-irradiated chitosan (a linear polysaccharide composed of randomly distributed β--linked D-glucosamine and N-acetyl-D-glucosamine units). ANU-CHAITANYA application not only boost plant growth but also, activate built-in plant defense to tolerate multiple stress conditions.
In the field of agriculture, major problem is the loss in crop yield due to different abiotic stresses and, increased episodes of climatic variations and unpredictability. To overcome this problem, BARC has developed "ANU-CHAITANYA" which is a versatile plant bioregulator for enhancing growth as well as stress tolerance.
Plants, being a sessile organism, are bound to face multiple abiotic and biotic stress conditions throughout their life. The co-ordinated activation of defense machinery is the key for the minimizing the stress-induced negative impacts. Most of the tolerance mechanisms are energy-demanding and hence, the energy budget or overall plant health is very important for plant's survival under the adverse conditions. In this context, NABTD, BARC and Vasantdada Sugar Institute, Pune have jointly developed "ANU-CHAITANYA" which is a versatile bioregulator that not only boost plant growth; but, also activate built-in plant defense to tolerate multiple stress conditions.
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