THE INDIAN Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) is conducting laboratory and field evaluations into cow urine, to prove whether it can so effectively ward off plant diseases, it could become a useful product for Indian farmers. India's minister of state for agriculture, Hukumdeo Narayan Yadav, has told the Indian parliament that initial tests have shown it can protect plant health.

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