Pollen and stigma of Hibiscus rosa sinensis

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Diseased bean plant

Monsoons this year have been prolonged and Its been raining continuously in North India. My village in Punjab has also been affected. Several crops and vegetables have succumbed to the rains and been destroyed. I have captured image of rotting  bean plant using foldscope.            

Thrips on brinjal leaf

My grandma  is  fond of gardening and has maintained a kitchen garden. Last weekend I visited her place and was helping her plucking green chillies and bottle gourd, when I noticed some powdery mass on the lower side of the brinjal leaves.           I thought it was powdery mildew. I plucked a leaf to…

Pollen grains of Brahmi through foldscope

I saw Brahmi plant growing in college herbal garden. Brahmi – Bacopa monnieri also called Indian pennywort is a creeping herb found along wetlands under wild conditions or else cultivated as it is used widely in Ayurvedic medicine.   It has anti-oxidant properties and other multiple benefits and believed to be goldmine in medicine. When harvested…

Diseased Okra under Foldscope

The Government of Maharashtra established the Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli, Maharashtra on the 18th May 1972 to impart education, conduct research on location specific problems and disseminate the improved crop production technologies amongst the farming community. We obtained diseased Okra samples from Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli from Dr. Mahendra Bhairamkar (Extension training officer, Dept. of extension…

Pollen of white Hibiscus – my first post

Using Foldscope to observe pollen from a white coloured Hibiscus is beyond description. The fact that a microscope built of paper can be used to capture images is really amazing and seems unrealistic till you really try it. I recently attended a workshop on usage and assembly of foldscope @GGDSD College, Chandigarh. The team incharge…

Shrimp forms- behaviour

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