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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...
Date：Oct. 29, 2019 Category：Markets
India can learn three lessons from China — investing more in agri-R&D and innovations, improving incentives for farmers by carrying out agri-marketing reforms,...
Date：Oct. 16, 2019 Category：Science&Research
Launched in January this year, the Maha Agri Tech project seeks to use technology to address various cultivation risks ranging from poor rains to pest attacks, ...
Date：Oct. 8, 2019 Category：Markets
At a time when government agriculture extension systems are crumbling, that gap is increasingly being filled by multinationals and corporates working directly w...
Date：Oct. 4, 2019 Category：Markets
The head of India’s food safety regulator has said that she expects the Union Agriculture Ministry’s Participatory Guarantee Scheme (PGS) to incentivise more ...
Date：Sep. 26, 2019 Category：Markets
The monsoon has taken its toll mainly on soyabean. According to the Union agriculture ministry’s data, a total area of 113.449 lakh hectares (lh) has been plan...
Date：Sep. 19, 2019 Category：Markets
The Narendra Modi government has recently announced its intention of introducing price controls in crop protection chemicals. This comes almost four years after...
Date：Sep. 17, 2019 Category：Markets
Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) may have received endorsement from the NITI Aayog, the finance minister’s budget speech and Prime Minister Narendra Modi him...
Date：Jun. 29, 2018 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
A strange situation prevails in cotton today. On the one hand, there is a Delhi High Court judgment of April 11, which invalidates Monsanto’s patent on its Bol...
Date：Mar. 7, 2018 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
India’s new Pesticide Management Bill should incentivise introduction of new and safer products by R&D based companies, as against fly-by-night operators, acco...