November 28, 2019 1:17 am
The story of agriculture in Maharashtra’s traditionally drought-prone Vidarbha region this time is simple: It has rained so much, especially from September, that the standing crop has wilted from excess water in fields.
September 05, 2019 4:00 am
Cotton growers have had it good in the last one year, but US-China trade tensions could play spoiler.
August 01, 2019 3:59 am
Farmers from Karjan, Dabhoi and Shinor talukas of Vadodara, which are part of Kanam cotton growing belt, rich in black soil most suitable for growing cotton, heavily relied on the pre-monsoon period for sowing
May 31, 2019 5:44 am
Cotton is sown during Kharif season when water guzzling paddy crop is also grown in state. The cotton crop is also considered the best alternative to paddy, which is sown in nearly 25 to 30 lakh hectares out. Due to such huge area under paddy, 109 agricultural blocks out of the total 138, have already been declared over-exploited.
November 19, 2018 7:20 am
In July and August, officials say, at least 28,000 safety kits — masks, gloves and synthetic aprons — were distributed free of cost in Yavatmal as part of this initiative.
October 18, 2018 7:03 am
Deficient monsoon rains have impacted the Kharif crop, while also raising doubts over Rabi sowing prospects.
August 30, 2018 2:33 am
The dreaded insect, which devastated much of the state’s crop in 2015, is not as potent a threat now.
July 20, 2018 10:42 am
Garment manufacturers in Gujarat have predicted a rise of 10 per cent in the price of garments after the Central government raised the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of cotton.
June 07, 2018 12:19 am
Area under ‘unapproved’ herbicide-tolerant hybrids likely to fall this year
February 22, 2018 5:36 am
The government should not succumb to pressures for removal of trait fee on a technology that has made India the world’s No. 1 cotton producer.