Thursday, Feb 09, 2023

rabi season


What the dry, cold winter (so far) indicates for the rabi crop

January 24, 2023 7:30 am

Conditions this winter have so far been ideal for wheat, but not that good for mustard. It is comforting that rice stocks are currently adequate and global wheat prices are low.

Punjab sees 34.9 lakh hectares under wheat this Rabi season

January 02, 2023 3:54 am

Of the districts, Hoshiarpur district saw the maximum area diversion of around 10,000 hectares, followed by Fazilka at 7,000 hectares, Mohali at nearly 4,000 hectares. The rest of the districts recorded 1,000 to 2,000 hectares less area under the crop this year.

Gujarat govt asks farmers 'not to hoard fertilisers'

December 16, 2022 8:30 pm

SJ Solanki, director of agriculture with the Gujarat government, said there were rumours spreading on the unavailability of fertilisers.

Sowing of rabi crops trend shows farmers increasingly turning to pulses, oilseeds for better gains

December 05, 2022 8:31 am

The overall area under sowing has increased by 24 per cent at the end of November with the area under pulses seeing a rise of 42 per cent while for oilseeds it is 29 per cent

Not enough water for most crops, Latur farmers bank on chana during rabi season

November 06, 2022 11:25 am

But not for farmers like Vasant Kawale. For this 12-acre landholder in Hanmantwadi village of Latur district's Nilanga taluka, it's chana (chickpea) that is the default crop during the rabi (winter-spring) season.

Why farmers can look forward to a good rabi season

October 23, 2022 11:06 pm

The position in water, nutrients, and prices is good. Farmers would like to compensate for a less-than-satisfactory kharif in some regions. But there is a downside in the long run — and it has to do with the government’s policy on fertiliser subsidies.

Relief for Punjab, Haryana: Centre relaxes shrivelling of wheat norms

May 14, 2022 6:15 pm

The farmers from these states had complained that the early onset of summer this year resulted in wheat grains shrivelling by nearly 18 per cent, much more than the permissible limit of 6 per cent.

Acreage of gram cultivation in Gujarat crosses 1 million hectares

January 10, 2022 1:19 pm

As per the latest weekly sowing data released by the state government, gram (chana) sowing stands at 10.54 lakh hectare (lh) with a couple of more reporting weeks to go.

Delhi: A year after first trying it, farmers warm up to Pusa decomposer, officials plan to ramp up use

September 15, 2021 2:35 am

Used to decompose paddy stubble after a harvest and prevent stubble burning, the decomposer was sprayed on around 30 acres of farmer Umesh Singh’s farmland in Hiranki village last year.

Rabi season, polls ahead: fertiliser stocks deplete after dip in imports

September 02, 2021 7:26 am

This comes ahead of the ensuing rabi planting season from October-November and also Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Uttarakhand, scheduled for February-March.