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Rains, falling prices prompt farmers to shift from pulses to soyabean, cotton

August 01, 2022 12:47 pm

According to the Union Agriculture Ministry’s latest compiled data as of July 29, farmers have so far sown 106.18 lakh hectares (lh) area under pulses in the current kharif cropping season from June 1. This is above last year’s corresponding area coverage of 103.23 lh.

Seed manufacturers seek action against sale of illegal transgenic cotton

April 20, 2022 7:21 am

The Federation of Seed Industries of India, the apex body of seed manufacturers in the country, has repeatedly taken up the matter with state governments as well as the Centre, but they say concrete action is lacking.

Cotton price soars to Rs 10,000/quintal in Gujarat mandis

December 31, 2021 11:21 am

In Rajkot APMC, among the largest cotton markets of the state, the price touched Rs 10,050 -- the highest so far -- on Thursday. In Gondal APMC too, the highest price was Rs 10,000.

Cotton promises to trade above MSP as season starts

July 26, 2021 7:24 pm

The US has slipped down the line of producers cotton prodecers due to the drought in Texas. As a result, cotton prices firmed up post December with Indian farmers being able to command prices above the government declared MSP.

Pink bollworm damage to cotton crop in Gujarat may affect yield by 15 per cent

December 05, 2020 1:53 pm

The attack is so severe in some pockets that some farmers, like Jignesh Unagar from Khambha village of Amreli district, are not even going for the third round of picking cotton from their fields.

Soybean, cotton procurement centres to start registering farmers from today

September 30, 2020 10:29 pm

Even as the pandemic rages, with restrictions across districts, the state government has urged the administration to prepare a detailed plan for procurement process to be undertaken in a phased manner in smaller groups.

Maharashtra: Cotton farmers concerned as pink bollworm infestation spreads

August 10, 2020 10:32 pm

D B Undirwade, professor of the Akola-based Punjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, had first reported infestation in Talera taluka of the district. The pest was reported in fields where farmers had done pre-monsoon sowing.

Maharashtra: 40 lakh cotton growers stare at uncertain future as lockdown halts procurement

April 26, 2020 2:34 am

Till March 22, the CCI and MSCCF together procured cotton — CCI has procured 90 lakh quintal and MSCCF 54 lakh quintal — from 1.66 lakh farmers, data obtained from cooperative department states.

Farm activist demands action against ginners who fail to reopen

April 23, 2020 9:22 pm

While the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) has signaled the restarting of Minimum Support Price (MSP) operations, ginners are reluctant to restart due to labour shortage and fear of infection.

Soyabean, cotton prices tumble on fears of coronavirus spreading

January 29, 2020 4:45 am

At Latur’s wholesale market, which is the largest oilseed and pulses market in the country, the average traded price of soyabean corrected by over Rs 200 per quintal in the last seven days.