What is Commercial Farming? Types and Benefits

Commercial farming is a practice where crops and livestock are cultivated with the intention of selling them as finished goods to gain money.  A significant amount of capital investment is required to grow commercial farming. To create a high yield, it also requires large-scale farms, contemporary technology, inventive machinery, effective irrigation techniques, chemical fertilizers, etc. […]

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Farm Equipment Leasing

It’s difficult to know when to buy or lease farm equipment. Many farmers who want to upgrade their operations still determine whether leasing farm equipment is the best financial move. Leasing farm equipment or infrastructure allows landowners to make improvements to increase their profitability without incurring large upfront costs. However, some people prefer ownership because […]

Which vegetables are best to cultivate in India’s summer?

Growing a variety of vegetables is ideal in the summer. The hot Indian summer is ideal for summer vegetables that thrive in warm regions, adore long days, and prefer to grow in full sunshine. The summer season in India runs from March through May. Summertime health issues including dehydration, vitamin deficiencies, and skin allergies make […]

8 Keys to Successful Agricultural Marketing

Agriculture marketing has changed substantially in the current digital era, offering new options for farmers and companies to connect with and engage their target consumers. For success, it is essential to put suitable methods into practice. Numerous distinct elements make up agribusiness marketing, primarily based on the demands and size of the company. Compared to […]

What are the Different Types of Cultivation in Agriculture?

Crop cultivation is a human endeavor that dates back thousands of years. It was only a matter of sowing seeds and seeing them sprout in the beginning. But just as humans have changed, so has agriculture. These days, agriculture uses a wide variety of growing techniques, each having pros and cons of its own. We […]

Which Key Factors Influence Plant Growth?

It is critical to understand what plants require in order to grow when planting a flower bed or a vegetable garden. There are four major factors that can influence plant growth. They are water, light, nutrients, and temperature. These four factors influence the plant’s growth hormones, causing it to grow quickly or slowly. Making changes […]

What is a Solar Water Pump? Advantages and Disadvantages

Solar water pumps are becoming increasingly popular in India due to their low cost, dependability, and environmental friendliness. They operate by utilizing solar energy to pump water. This eliminates the need for grid-supplied electricity. Installing off-grid solar systems is the best way to use solar energy to power these water pumps in off-grid areas.  Installing […]

Govt says masur production may touch record 1.6 mn tons this rabi season

The country’s masur (lentil) production is estimated to touch an all-time high of 1.6 million tonnes in the 2023-24 rabi season on higher acreage, according to Consumer Affairs Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh. Masur production stood at 1.55 million tonnes in the 2022-23 rabi season, as per the official data. Despite being the world’s largest producer and consumer of pulses, India imports certain pulses, including masur […]

Budget recap: A look at what was announced for the agriculture sector last year

The overall budgetary allocation for the agriculture ministry was increased to an estimated Rs 1.25 lakh crore for FY24 financial year, including Rs 60,000 crore for the government’s ambitious PM-KISAN scheme. Technological Push: Budget 2023 was largely along the lines expected by industry players. The emphasis on technology adoption in agriculture was announced at the right […]

Going bananas: Prices rise to ₹30/kg from ₹18-20 in October

Hit by falling cultivation and the spread of disease in major producing areas banana prices have gone bananas. Banana inflation increased to 16.5% in November from 2.2% four months ago, according to consumer inflation data released last month. Retail prices have been hovering around ₹30 per kg now, up from₹ 18-20 in October, said traders. […]