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Explained: Can high-yield varieties of maize help in crop diversification in Punjab?

November 29, 2019 8:20 am

What is the total area under Maize cultivation in Punjab? To diversify from paddy, how much area should Punjab bring under maize? All your questions answered.

PAU to stop rice breeding programmes for longer duration varieties, focus on maize

November 25, 2019 1:50 am

At the meeting, it was decided that they work with farmers for implementation of improved package of maize cultivation practices aimed at narrowing the gap in economic returns vis-à-vis rice.

Amid lack of rains, Maharashtra farmers opt for short-duration crops

July 18, 2019 9:46 am

Rains have largely been absent in Marathwada and Vidarbha, the main belts for cotton, oilseed and pulses, where farmers have gone for bajra and maize as alternatives.

Shift to non-paddy crops: On day one of pilot project, 3,491 Haryana farmers sign-up

May 28, 2019 9:54 am

Government officials says that maize is the ultimate solution to replace paddy in Haryana and has various strengths such as many fold water saving, increase wheat yield, suitable for conservation and less chemical input in maize farming.

Change sweeps maize fields: Online auction, better prices

June 03, 2016 1:34 am

Today, maize farmers from Nabarangpur’s Raighar and Umerkote blocks, like Sarkar from Hatibeda village, are eagerly waiting for the e-auction to resume in June when the Rabi harvest starts.

Centre, Punjab told to hold meet on Maize procurement at MSP

August 14, 2015 12:53 am

The directions came from the division bench comprising Justices SK Mittal and Mahavir Singh Chauhan on a public interest litigation filed by Gurnam Singh and other members of the Bhartiya Kisan Union.

New seed varieties tailored to suit Kashmir’s needs

November 29, 2013 3:19 am

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

Land of milk,maize and dinosaurs

September 03, 2013 2:59 am

Mahisagar’s headquarters,Lunawada,was in news for the 2002 riots

No rain,cloud over paddy crop

July 05, 2012 1:05 am

Basmati to be sown in over one-fourth of paddy fields,farmers not keen on direct seeding

Delay in monsoon hits kharif sowing

July 04, 2012 5:07 am

The delayed monsoon is affecting the sowing of kharif crops with an under cultivation of these crops down by nearly 11 per cent so far.