Overall kharif paddy sowing up 3.38 per cent so far, but coverage lags in 4 states

Synopsis According to the Met Department, overall monsoon was 4 per cent higher from June 1 to August 2. In east and northeast India, there was a deficit of 24 per cent. Total area sown to paddy has increased by 3.38 per cent to 283 lakh hectares so far in the current kharif season, but […]

Application, benefits, and drawbacks of drip irrigation

Drip irrigation is the most efficient method of delivering water and nutrients to crops. It provides water and nutrients straight to the root zone of the plant in the proper amounts and at the right time, ensuring that each plant receives exactly what it requires, when it requires it, to grow effectively. Farmers can increase […]

Agritech’s role in enabling climate-resilient agriculture

Global warming and climate change has been a part of numerous discussions presided by world leaders over the past decades. It is a pressing problem and has almost become, unfortunately, a passé but still deserves our careful consideration. Human activities add to the lion’s share of CO2 emissions – with recent studies showing as much […]

Drone Technology Evolving The Agriculture

Drones are being used in practically every sector of the economy, but the agricultural industry is exploding. According to some estimates, the agricultural drone market will expand from $1.2 billion in 2019 to $4.8 billion in 2024. Drone use on large and small size farms will become increasingly common in the next years, from reconnaissance […]

Flying tractors a window into future of farming

Synopsis Farmers have been using drones over the past 20 years mainly for aerial imaging – scanning farms from the sky with cameras to map where crops are thriving and failing. Now drones are being designed for hands-on crop management. Early one recent morning in Vidalia, Georgia, third-generation farmer Greg Morgan launched an AG-230 drone […]

India’s cotton output could fall to 14-year low: Cotton Association of India

Synopsis Lower production will reduce exports from the world’s biggest producer in the current marketing year ending on Sept. 30 and support global prices. It could also lift domestic prices and weigh on margins of local textile companies. Production could fall to 30.3 million bales, down 3.2% from the previous estimate of 31.3 million bales, […]

India’s sugar output drops 5.4% y/y as mills close early

Synopsis The government allowed mills to export only 6.1 million tonnes of sugar in the 2022/23 season, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration was expected to allow a second tranche of shipments. India’s absence from the market could lift global sugar prices , which were trading near their highest level in more than a decade, […]

Govt urged to increase MSP of pigeon peas (tur dal)

Synopsis The MSP of tur is Rs 6600/quintal, which is lower than moong’s MSP at Rs 7755/quintal. India is expected to import more quantities of tur dal to meet domestic demand as production is expected to drop. Additionally, the import of tur and urad pulses has been extended under the ‘free’ category until March 31, […]

FCI to sell 10.13 lakh tonnes of wheat to bulk users on Wednesday via e-auctions

Synopsis Food Corporation of India has sold 28.85 lakh tonnes of wheat to bulk consumers in the five rounds of e-auction held so far. According to a senior government official, FCI will offer 10.13 lakh tonnes of wheat to bulk consumers in the sixth round of e-auction to be held on March 15. FCI will […]

17th International Crop Science Conference & Exhibition at Dubai hosted delegates from across the Globe

The 17th International Crop Science Conference & Exhibition (ICSCE 2023 Dubai) organized by the Pesticides Manufacturers and Formulators Association of India (PMFAI) took place in Dubai, UAE on 16th & 17th February 2023. The two days event began with an address by Mr. Pradip Dave, President, PMFAI. ICSCE is an international platform for Agrochemical/pesticide companies and allied chemical industries, to develop […]