wheat News

Wheat procurement: Punjab surpasses Centre’s target, set for record produce

Last year a total of 128.57 lakh tonne wheat had reached the state grain markets, out of which around 126.94 lakh tonne was purchased by the government agencies and 57,000 tonnes by the private players.

Wheat that can beat the heat

A new high-yielding variety suitable for sowing in mid-October with zero tillage may be the answer to temperature surges in March.


Gluten Intolerance: The rising problem of wheat-related disorders

The International Symposium on Wheat related Disorders (ISWD) 2019 organised by the Celiac Society of India (CSI) in January in Delhi aimed to create awareness about early diagnosis and management of the disease of which "Indian have little or no knowledge".

Punjab agriculture secretary: Direct sowing in 17 per cent of wheat area

The standing paddy stubble gradually gets mixed in the soil, which improves its health too and increases the yield of wheat up to 1-2 quintals per acre.

Pune: Scientists develop nanofertilisers capable of enhancing zinc upto 36 per cent in wheat

Zinc deficiency is one of the lesser-known health issues, globally. In India, zinc deficiency is also not adequately addressed.

Punjab witnesses highest wheat production in 6 years

Officials and farmers both expressed happiness over this record procurement. It was in 2012 when Punjab had had witnessed the highest contribution for national pool with 129 LMT.


Gujarat: Standing wheat crop worth Rs 3.5 lakh gutted

According to the officials of the state disaster management, the value of the crops destroyed in the fire is over Rs 3.5 lakh approximately. The crop in all three villages — Chadarda, Vamoj and Rupal — was ready for harvesting.

Gene responsible for Punjab wheat infection, global epidemic found

Researchers have identified a gene that can help fight a new devastating strain of a fungal disease that is now at the door of Punjab.

Question mark on government wheat output estimates of 94 mn tonnes

Overall wheat arrivals in mandis have been only 25.29 mt so far this marketing season, as against 30.49 mt during the same period last year.

From the lab- Coming soon: a zinc-rich variety of wheat

Wheat is the staple diet in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The farmers here typically have very small landholdings and consume about 70 per cent of what they produce.