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, ICRISAT.
India blocks US request at WTO to set up a panel to settle its disagreement over retaliatory tariffs
On June 15, India had levied higher tari...
Pulses exporters seek sops, say this will check prices
The government has a stock of close to 3.5 million tonnes of pulses, including a buffe...
US, Canada accuse India of underreporting support for lentils, chickpeas; approach WTO
It appears that India has substantially underreported its market price support for chickpeas, pigeon peas, lentils,” the US said
Going green this winter: Why you must include green chickpeas in your diet
Green chickpeas are often sold still attached to the branches they grew on.
Want to keep BP and cholesterol in control? Eat chickpeas, peanuts and apples
A diet that includes plant protein, fibre, nuts and plant sterols improves several markers for cardiovascular disease risks.
Commodities outlook: Gold, silver may lose their lustre further
Here’s a lowdown on outlook of different commodities, as brought out by brokerage SMC Global.
January rains expected to boost planting of wheat, chickpea & mustard crops
Dry weather conditions in November-December have not made any major impact on the total area covered under rabi, or winter-sown, crops this year.
Untimely rains flatten wheat, chickpea crops
Rains, accompanied by strong winds and hailstorm, across North and Northwest India have flattened wheat, chickpea, mustard and other crops at several places.
Farmers feel the heat of cash ban, but experts say rabi crop output not to get hit
According to experts, the slower sowing in rabi crop could be attributed to demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes which left farmers with low cash.
POKE ME: GoI must not interfere between GM technology providers and licensees
Agriculturally advanced countries have been using the technology to improve farm output for their people as well as for exporting purposes.
Agriculture scientists to discuss chickpea promotion at 3-day meet
The discussion will be held during a three day 19th Annual Group Meet of All India Coordinated Research Project on Chickpea in Rajasthan.
Rabi acreage shows 2.9 per cent drop at 59.15 million hectares
With sowing set to end soon, rains over northwestern India, particularly the grain-bowl states of Punjab and Haryana, could benefit the rabi crop.
Chickpea rises 0.23 per cent in futures trade on spot demand
At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, chana for delivery in April rose by Rs 7, or 0.23 per cent, to Rs 3,100 per quintal with an open interest of 6,780 lots.
Icrisat identifies climate resilient germplasm to support chickpea breeding
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics has identified 40 germplasm lines of chickpea with resistance to extreme weather conditions such as drought, high temperature and salinity.
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