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Date：Oct. 21, 2020 Category：Markets
STANDING CROPS over 4.5 lakh hectares stand affected as heavy to extremely heavy rain battered the state. With the survey of crop damage still on, the extent is...
Date：Sep. 25, 2020 Category：Markets
On last Sunday, Rajya Sabha passed two of the three farm reforms Bills that have seen widespread protests in recent weeks, particularly in Haryana and Punjab, w...
Date：Sep. 3, 2020 Category：Markets
The extended spell of heavy rain in Saurashtra has caused widespread damage to crops such as millet and sesame, while also threatening to affect the yield of co...
Date：Aug. 27, 2020 Category：Markets
Punjab government, through a notification, has banned the usage of nine pesticides, generally used for Basmati and non Basmati crops, for 60 days — August 14 t...
Date：Aug. 3, 2020 Category：Markets
The long-pending ban on 27 widely-used pesticides, which includes 12 insecticides, 8 fungicides and 7 herbicides, is poised to take final shape soon, with the C...
The increased plantings have been largely due to a normal southwest monsoon, with the all-India area-weighted rainfall during June-July, at 453.3 mm, marginally...
Date：Jul. 1, 2020 Category：Companies
Syngenta India Limited
Syngenta has designed crop-specific integrated solutions or “protocols” for paddy, maize/corn, cotton, chilli and tomato grown in India. These basically guide...
Date：Jun. 8, 2020 Category：Markets
In a surprising move, the Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has opposed the move by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare to ban 27 commonly ...
Date：Jun. 1, 2020 Category：Markets
As their name suggests, desert locusts normally live and breed in semi-arid/desert regions. For laying eggs, they require bare ground, which is rarely found in ...
Date：May. 14, 2020 Category：Markets
India has placed an order of 50 ultra-low volume sprayers with the UK to control the menace of migratory locust, which is looming large this kharif season. On W...
Date：May. 12, 2020 Category：Markets
While locusts are seen in India as well, that is normally only during July-October and mostly as solitary insects or in small isolated groups. Their being spott...
Date：Apr. 22, 2020 Category：Markets
While the government’s focus is now on harvesting and marketing of the rabi crop, there is a no-less-immediate challenge ahead amidst the lockdown: Ensuring ad...
Date：Apr. 13, 2020 Category：Markets
The question is particularly relevant at a time when Indian agriculture is facing huge challenges. In fact, the migrant worker phenomenon is a symptom of these ...
Date：Mar. 16, 2020 Category：Markets
Indian farmers, too, can immensely benefit through swift adoption of this nascent technology by taking a leaf from China’s book. However, for this, the governm...
Date：Mar. 9, 2020 Category：Markets
Widespread rain coupled with strong winds lashed Punjab on last Friday affecting around 10 to 15 percent wheat crop in around half dozen districts mainly in the...
Date：Jan. 10, 2020 Category：Markets
The value of India’s agricultural exports, no doubt, grew from about $ 7.5 billion to $ 43.25 billion between 2003-04 and 2013-14, but that was largely on the ...
Date：Dec. 19, 2019 Category：Markets
The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, said on Monday that symptoms of late blight have been observed during a survey in potato fields, and warned ...
Date：Nov. 29, 2019 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
In a meeting on last Sunday, the Punjab Agriculture University (PAU), Ludhiana, decided to strengthen the most important alternative — maize crop — by narrowi...
Date：Nov. 26, 2019 Category：Markets
A two-member team from the Union government on last Friday visited Nashik district in Maharashtra to assess crop loss due to unseasonal rains last month. The te...
Date：Nov. 6, 2019 Category：Markets
Agri exports from India, especially the higher value products like mangoes, grapes and soya meal are expected to take a hit as unseasonal rain has damaged crops...