Govt should explore Israel, Brazil models for onion storage: Ficci study
India, which is currently witnessing a spike in retail onion price up to Rs 100/kg on tight supply, should explore low-cost modern technology models from other countries for storing the commodity.
Coastal Concerns: Rising sea levels will inundate coastal areas sooner than projected
Areas inhabited by 36 mn Indians now are at risk, much ...
India set to launch drought resistant chickpea developed with genomic assisted breeding
“We are very excited to see the outputs of collaboration of ICAR, UAS-R and ICRISAT in the form of improved varieties,” said Dr Peter Carberry, Director General, I...
No kidding: Donkey’s milk is the new elixir
Donkey’s milk is similar to a human mother’s milk, and rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids.
How a British researcher helped lay principles for organic farming movement in 1930s
A British researcher at the Institute for Plant Industry in Indore laid organic farming principles in 1930s.
Why prices of tomatoes surged and why we are shedding onion tears
Wholesale tomato prices touched Rs 70 per kilo in end-July, on the back of a severe supply shortage in vegetable mandis.
Centre to ban use of 18 pesticides harmful to humans and animals
The Union Agriculture Ministry has issued a draft order, asking manufacturers, importers and state authorities to completely ban 12 of the identified pesticides from January 1, 2018 and remaining six from December 31, 2020.
September rains crucial for kharif foodgrain output: IARI
On crop condition of pulses and oilseeds, the IARI chief said these crops do not require much water, but they would suffer from extreme weather conditions.
UGC asks 123 deemed-to-be varsities to drop ‘university’ from names
Failure to do so will invite necessary action against the deemed to be university in accordance with the UGC (lnstitutions Deemed to be Universities) Regulations, 2016," the circular says.
Cabinet approves setting up of IARI-Assam
The first IARI was set up in the national capital way back in 1967. The Modi government announced plans to set up four such institutes the Budget 2014-15.
Stubble burning up by 5% in Punjab and Haryana, but so is harvesting
Officials and experts say the figures for crop-residue fires could be misleading as the number of fires per unit area of harvested rice is so far lower this year.
PM Narendra Modi launches Sampada scheme for value addition of agriculture produce
PM Narendra Modi said Delhi based Indian agricultural research institute will have two new Centre, one of which is coming up in Assam.
Top soil scientist keen to help India, but 'nobody listens'
Dakhla (Morocco), April 2 (IANS) His expertise as a soil scientist has helped arrest degradation and grow crops in several areas across Africa and the world. Much sought after and bestowed with many prestigious awards, Indian American scientist Rattan Lal is keen to share his knowledge with India to boost soil health and productivity, but sadly, he says, no one is interested.
Poor monsoon may drag down cotton, soyabean production: IARI
Rice area was down by 18% at 86.40 lakh hectare till last week, as against 105 lakh hectare in the same period of previous kharif season.
One more GM cotton on the way -- this one's home-grown
Bengaluru, Sep 11 (IANS) While the controversy over Monsanto's Bt cotton has not yet died down, a new transgenic variety is at India's doorsteps -- this one developed by the country's own scientists.
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