What Is Soil Fertility and Why Is It Important?

Soil fertility is essential for plant development and determines production. Farmers benefit greatly from fertile fields. However, poor agricultural management can result in land depletion. It is vital to remember the value of fertilisers and environmentally friendly farming methods in enhancing field fertility. With proper soil fertility management practises, high yields can be obtained from […]

Govt’s solution for farmers: What it means for each of the parties

An “out-of-the-box” solution has come up in the fourth round of talks between the Central government and the leaders of protesting farmers. For a week, farmers from Punjab have been gathering on the borders with Haryana to reach Delhi to press for their demands. The third round of talks on February 15, just like the […]

Farmers pause protest before next round of talks; Centre says solution soon

The ongoing farmers’ protest march demanding legalising the minimum support price (MSP) regime paused for a few days. The farmer unions would hold another round of negotiations with the representatives of the Centre on Sunday.Information and broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur told reporters on Friday that talks with the agitating farmers were on and a solution […]

Oilmeal exports up 1% in January

An increase in the export of soyabean meal helped India register 1 per cent growth in total oilmeal exports during January. Data compiled by the Solvent Extractors’ Association of India (SEA) showed that India exported 4.77 lakh tonnes (lt) of oilmeals in January 2024, against 4.72 lt in January 2023. However, overall export of oilmeals […]

Average Wholesale Prices of Guar Fall Sharply in February With a Slump in Prices in Rajasthan, Maharashtra, and Haryana

The wholesale mandi price of guar fell in the benchmark markets across India, due to high supply and subdued demand for the crop, according to experts. The average wholesale prices of guar plummeted month-on-month to Rs 2,536.17 per quintal in February from Rs 5,074.64 in January, according to the Agmarknet portal, run by the Union Ministry of […]

What the Punjab farmer wants is not what the Punjab farmer needs

Farmers are headed to Delhi again after a gap of two years with the demand for a guaranteed and higher minimum support price (MSP), in addition to other demands such as loan waivers, Rs 10,000 monthly pension for all farmers above 60 years, and India’s exit from WTO and free-trade agreements. MSP has become the […]

Organic Fertilisers in Agriculture- Importance and Its Type

This blog will discuss organic fertilisers used in organic farming. But first, let’s define fertilisers in general. The increasing awareness about the negative impacts of chemical fertilizers on human health and the environment has led to a shift towards organic farming practices. One essential aspect of organic agriculture is the use of organic fertilizers, which […]

Centre released Rs 15,948 crore to sugar mills in last 5 years

The centre has released about Rs 15,948 crore under different schemes in the last five years till January 31 to various sugar mills to improve their liquidity for clearing cane price dues of farmers, Parliament was informed on Friday. Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Anupriya Patel said the central government, with a view […]

Elements that impact agricultural yields

A thorough grasp of the dynamics involved in food production is essential for improving food security. Research has proven that increasing food yields dramatically reduces poverty. Several factors influence yield, which is the amount of harvested crop product in a given area. A variety of factors impact agricultural output quality and quantity, and if not […]

Minister S.S. Sivasankar Emphasizes Value Addition as Key to Boosting Farmers’ Income

Transport Minister S.S. Sivasankar underscored the significance of value addition in agricultural products to uplift the income of farmers and allied agricultural workers. Speaking at the inauguration of the two-day National Food Processors’ Expo-cum-Roundtable organized by the Southern India Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) at Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan College, Minister Sivasankar lamented the disparity between […]