Farming & Agriculture
Biopesticides & Biocontrols
Latin America Focus
Science & Research
Viewpoint & Interview
Date：Feb. 19, 2020 Category：Markets
Insect attacks are becoming stronger with rising temperatures and plants are not able to cope with the double whammy from pests and rising heat. These are the f...
Date：Feb. 18, 2020 Category：Regulations
Pesticides are regulated in India through the Insecticides Act, 1968 and Insecticides Rules, 1971. The experience in administering this Act over the last five d...
Date：Feb. 7, 2020 Category：Markets
In India’s Union Budget 2020-21, the new thrust on quantum technologies and applications and the mapping of the country’s DNA landscape were possibly the high...
Date：Feb. 6, 2020 Category：Markets
Lethal pesticides used to counter locust swarms invading the Indian side of the Thar desert will irrevocablly harm the fragile desert ecology, experts have said...
Date：Nov. 22, 2019 Category：Markets
Dharampal Singh just cannot stop admiring the cauliflowers glistening with beads of dew on his farm near the Yamuna banks in Delhi. Next to the plot, rows of ra...
Date：Nov. 13, 2019 Category：Markets
Telangana farmers are in trouble after unseasonal rains destroyed much of their standing paddy, maize and cotton crops in September and October.
Date：Oct. 18, 2019 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
The transition from traditional agriculture to modern agriculture shifted the objective of farming. The need to change the methods of farming to meet the demand...
Date：Sep. 18, 2019 Category：Markets
Doctors in Odisha’s Burla district, who saw herbicide paraquat kill around 170 people in the last two years, demand that the government ban it. They went on a ...
Date：Sep. 13, 2019 Category：Markets
Maize crops are falling prey to the deadly Fall Armyworm (FAW) in Bihar, India’s third-largest corn producer.
There are officials reports of FAW attacks on ...
Date：Sep. 12, 2019 Category：Science&Research
Uzhavan app, Ag mobile, CCMobile app, IFFCO Kisan are some of the applications developed keeping in mind the need of the hour requirements in farming. Several n...
Date：Sep. 11, 2019 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
The Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII), a lobby group for private seed companies, recently organised a closed-door meeting in Delhi to push for hybrid ...
Date：Sep. 11, 2019 Category：Markets
Genetically modified (GM) Bt cotton has failed in India and claims of its success is based on wrong data, claimed environmental experts.
Date：Aug. 28, 2019 Category：Markets
In India, agricultural risks are triggered by a variety of factors, like climatic variability / change, extreme weather events, crop management practices and so...
Date：Aug. 23, 2019 Category：Science&Research
A novel approach to vaccinate plants against viruses can be used as an alternative to toxic pesticides that is harmful both to insects and the environment, acco...
Date：Aug. 22, 2019 Category：Science&Research
With increasing population, urbanisation and contagious depletion of natural resources, there has to be a paradigm shift in farmer’s perception from production...
Date：Aug. 22, 2019 Category：Markets
Theirs is possibly the most unnoticeable of all invasions. When pests, weeds, viruses and bacteria invade, they can wipe out food crops, alter the ecology, depl...
Date：Aug. 21, 2019 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
Climate change is here. Climate change is real. There have been enough extreme weather events of late to demonstrate that. Such events, in fact, arguably are on...
Date：Aug. 15, 2019 Category：Markets
Scientists found invasive weed Emex australis Steinh, that can potentially reduce productivity, in wheat fields at 25 villages of Faridabad and adjoining distri...
Date：Aug. 9, 2019 Category：Markets
Union Minster of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Parshottam Rupala launched a dedicated website (www.fallarmyworm.org.in) on August 2, 2019 to help ...
Date：Aug. 6, 2019 Category：Regulations
India needs to watch out as Brazil, Latin America’s powerhouse, dilutes its regulations related to pesticide rules.
Late last month, Brazil’s health survei...