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Tuesday, August 16, 2022



Maharashtra: Amazon opens new centre for procuring fresh produce directly from farmers

August 02, 2022 9:22 am

The new centre at Kunjirwadi will be the fifth in the western state after one each in Manchar, Nasik, Wai and Ratnagiri.

TiE Pitchfest 2022: Four students to represent India at Stanford University

April 14, 2022 9:38 am

Four students of CMR Institute of Technology have come up with a solution to help Indian farmers understand groundwater levels.

Regulations on gene edited crops to be eased in England

September 29, 2021 1:27 pm

Proponents argue gene editing can be seen as equivalent to conventional breeding but many times faster.

Genetic tweak could increase yield, boost drought tolerance in rice, potato: study

August 02, 2021 3:46 pm

Adding a gene encoding for a protein called FTO to both rice and potato plants increased their yield by 50 per cent in field tests.

Coffee, cane and orange crops at risk as temperatures plunge in Brazil

July 30, 2021 2:28 pm

Preliminary estimates from the Brazilian government indicated last week's frosts alone had affected 370,000-490,000 acres, about 11% of the country's total arabica crop area.

Bangladesh rice farmers invent new varieties to withstand salt, storms

July 22, 2021 2:31 pm

The farmer said his seed variety can produce up to 1,680 kg of rice per quarter hectare, more than double what he was getting from conventional varieties

Supply chain disruptions led to only 50-75% market arrivals of major produce across country

May 28, 2020 11:25 pm

In the case of some commodities, price realisations also fell alongside the dip in market arrivals, indicating more distress for the producers of these items, such as poultry and milk, vegetables and some fruits.

Explained: What is PGS, the heart of the organic food production industry?

September 24, 2019 9:53 am

PGS is a process of certifying organic products, which ensures that their production takes place in accordance with laid-down quality standards. The certification is in the form of a documented logo or a statement.

Kumaraswamy's parting gift: One-time debt waiver for poor, small farmers

July 25, 2019 8:34 pm

On Wednesday, caretaker Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy had announced his parting gift ‘Karnataka Debt Relief Bill’, a day after losing the trust vote in the state assembly.

Maharshtra government to deploy drones to spray insecticide on cotton crop

May 23, 2018 12:52 pm

The flying machines are used extensively in the United States and other developed countries for spraying chemicals and surveillance of crops.