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Thursday, September 16, 2021



Can microbes help boost vigour? Yes, in hybrid corn

August 27, 2021 6:52 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.

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.