Monday, Feb 06, 2023



Army of pest-munching ducks keep South African vineyard blooming

January 16, 2023 4:31 pm

Ducks are at the heart of the winery's regenerative agriculture practices, and specifically Indian runner ducks, which have long legs and an upright posture, meaning they are able to reach for snails between the leaves.

Bed bugs' biggest impact may be on mental health after an infestation of these bloodsucking parasites

June 06, 2022 9:06 am

Run-ins with these parasites can trigger nervousness, anxiety and insomnia. Bed bugs commonly come with a side effect of constant worrying and feelings of shame.

Strawberry and spinach top the 2022 'Dirty Dozen' list, reveals Environmental Working Group

April 08, 2022 9:05 am

Also on the list are nectarines, apples, grapes, bell and hot peppers, among others.

Pesticide industry blames 'MNC lobby' for proposed ban on pesticides

June 10, 2020 1:05 am

The 27 generic pesticides, which include widely-used formulations like Mancozeb, Chlrophyrphos etc, also from a chunk of India’s pesticide exports to developed nations like USA and Canada.

Baking soda can remove pesticides from apples: study

October 26, 2017 4:54 pm

Washing apples could be one effective strategy to clean pesticides but according to researchers baking soda is the most effective solution at reducing pesticides. Read on to know more.

SIT probe ordered into farmer deaths due to pesticides in Maharashtra

October 11, 2017 4:30 am

The incident has led the government to scrutinise recommendations of pesticide firms that prescribe formulae to farmers to enhance quality and quantity of crops.

'Deaths of farmers from pesticide genocide by state,' says farmer welfare task force chief

October 10, 2017 5:10 am

Farmers’ welfare task force chief seeks criminal action.

Simply put: When pest-control kills more than just pests in the house

November 06, 2015 12:42 am

Unregulated and indiscriminate use of pesticides in homes claimed another pair of lives in Pune over the last weekend. Indian Express explains what we are doing wrong with fumigation.

Tea contains harmful pesticide residues: Study

August 13, 2014 3:03 pm

A study undertaken by an environmental NGO has allegedly found the presence of harmful pesticide residues in tea.

Greens grown at home

November 29, 2013 3:17 am

On fields and backyards,terraces and balconies,kitchen gardens catch on in Punjab,thanks to rising vegetable prices.