Monday, Nov 28, 2022



ICAR-IIMR releases first low phytic acid maize hybrid

September 04, 2022 4:25 am

The hybrid has been developed through marker assisted selection for a naturally occurring mutation leading to low phytic acid in maize grains.

Punjab’s crop diversification push fails despite good rates for spring maize

July 03, 2022 4:48 am

In Punjab, maize is sown during two seasons – one during the spring/summer season and the other during the kharif season. Spring season maize is sown from mid-February to March-end, while harvesting starts in June and ends by mid-July.

Will launch stir if govt doesn't start buying maize, corn: Farm unions

June 12, 2022 2:15 am

The unions said that farmers were facing harassment at the hands of private players in mandis due to non-procurement of corn and maize by the government.

Can microbes help boost vigour? Yes, in hybrid corn

September 24, 2021 4:33 pm

Microbial communities associated with the root biomass of hybrids differed considerably from the non-hybrid varieties.

Punjab Agricultural University advises maize farmers to watch out for fall armyworm

June 29, 2021 10:50 pm

The fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) is a species in the order Lepidoptera and is the larval life stage of a fall armyworm moth. It is regarded as a pest and can damage and destroy a wide variety of crops, which causes large economic damage.

Punjab govt had targeted 3 lakh hectares for diversification

July 02, 2020 2:17 pm

Acres under kharif maize rise by 4%, farmers want MSP higher than paddy.

Amid sliding maize prices, trouble brews for Bihar farmers

June 11, 2020 7:43 am

The feed grain is a major crop in nine districts covering 50 out of the state’s 243 Assembly seats

Punjab: Ahead of maize sowing, threat of fall armyworm attack looms

January 25, 2020 12:39 pm

Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) and the Punjab Agriculture Department have already organised several workshops to caution the farmers against the attack of fall armyworm.

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.