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June 20, 201412:04 am

A poor monsoon may lead to a drought-like situation but experts said DSR will save around 50 per cent groundwater and enhance the yield by 10 to 15 per cent.

June 20, 201412:03 am
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The fruit hits the markets at the onset of summer in May-June.

June 20, 201412:03 am
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Soybean shortage in MP sends prices soaring, leads to sales of spurious seeds.

April 22, 20141:15 am

After winning an MSc in landscaping and floriculture from Punjab Agricultural University in 1979, the journey has been a bumpy ride for Dhindsa, who jumped from job to job in landscaping before taking up seeds production.

April 22, 20141:12 am

The government has formed a high-powered committee to probe allegations levelled by fruit growers.

April 22, 20141:09 am

The delayed harvesting, the agriculture department has indicated, will help increase the yield. It was around 51 quintals per hectare last year.

April 22, 20141:06 am

When the wheat comes, Punjab won’t have enough space.

April 3, 201411:33 pm

Jammu and Kashmir contributes around three per cent to the national fruit produce. During 2012-13, it exported 5476.08 tonnes dry fruits .

April 3, 201411:29 pm
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Crops not enough to sustain them, farmers make it work with dairy, fishery, and implement hiring.

April 3, 201411:34 pm

Punjab looks at increasing area to meet demand, but fear is price crash.

March 21, 201412:28 am

Punjab vet varsity develops drug for mastitis, ointment for wounds.

March 21, 201412:26 am

In mustard season, Kashmir notes it needs to produce more.

March 21, 201412:19 am
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Certification allows Punjab farmers to send vegetables abroad, feeds local demand too.

March 7, 201412:48 am

At annual expo Krishi Vasant, over 6 lakh farmers from all over India get to know new farm practices, machines and techniques.

March 7, 201412:46 am

ATMA is also part of Assam Agricultural Competitiveness Project (AACP) that was launched in 2005-06, with goat scheme beginning a year ago.

March 7, 201412:42 am

Farmers breed desi horses in four or five stud farms, sell horses and foals and get cash awards at horse shows.

February 21, 20145:15 am

Jasmine provides farmers in Thane consistent earnings round the year

February 21, 20145:12 am

Prices down on bumper harvest projections, state govt wonders how to handle a crop it has never procured before

February 21, 20144:46 am

Beekeeping’s diverse benefits dawn on 33,000 Punjab farmers.

February 7, 201412:15 am

From the next kharif season, crop insurance is set to spread wider with two schemes taking the place of the current one. The National Agriculture Insurance Scheme is being upgraded to the Modified NAIS; it will compensate for damage on the basis of crop yield. The Weather-based Crop Insurance Scheme (WBCIS) will provide for compensation […]

February 7, 201412:10 am
In spring,
maize will consume a lot of water, and conservation of water is the reason for diversifying from paddy in the first place.

Paddy’s largest shift is to a crop that government encourages one season and discourages the next.

January 24, 20143:24 am

Import of cow semen started about four years ago and 4.5 lakh doses have been imported so far.

January 24, 20143:21 am

Agriculture Commissioner B S Sidhu said inter-cropping can double a farmer’s income.

January 24, 20143:17 am
State government looks at boost in basmati cultivation but is also wary about the possibility of the recent order being challenged.

Denied by Centre, state goes to registry and wins distinct identity that will open doors to higher export prices, healthier competition.

January 10, 20142:13 am

Looks to surpass Punjab, but needs to address storage problem.

January 9, 201411:14 pm
Rahul Gupta stands amid gerbera plants in his poly house in Jalandhar. (Express)

Non-traditional flower varieties take root in Punjab, but farmers wish they had more help from govt.

December 27, 20135:51 am
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Its vineyards thriving with high-quality fruit,Arunachal Pradesh ties up with Pune company for India’s first homemade kiwi wine

December 27, 20133:43 am

Sources in the PAU fruit sciences department claim banana research had been halted midway because of lack of funds,staff and interest.

December 27, 20133:42 am

‘Biggest ever’ agri expo has Rs 45 cr budget,50-acre stage,65,000 farmers a day for 5 days.

December 13, 20133:43 am

Private purchase at low rates jumps,says Mandi Board.

December 13, 20133:37 am
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In Punjab’s first season of crop diversification,basmati scores on all counts,maize and cotton lose on production but gain on prices.

November 29, 20133:22 am

Weather forecasts with crop-specific advisories help farmers prevent losses.

November 29, 20133:19 am

Population pressure telling on state’s land resources,agri university brings out high-yield options.

November 29, 20133:17 am
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On fields and backyards,terraces and balconies,kitchen gardens catch on in Punjab,thanks to rising vegetable prices.

November 15, 20135:42 am

The existing facilities are usually used up for high-grade apples to preserve their quality and taste.

November 15, 20135:37 am

The black carrot,once a grandma's special but now largely forgotten by the country,is making a comeback to Punjab.