Learn about the impacts of fungi on plants and the best fungicides for plants.

Fungi and fungal-like organisms (FLOs) harm food production in ways that cannot get repaired. Both plant health and human nutrition are adversely affected. Fungi and FLOs are the most significant historical food losses, such as the destruction of wheat crops in the middle ages, potato blight in Ireland, loss of grape vineyards in Central Europe, […]

Nanofertilizers in Agriculture: Benefits and Safety Concerns

Nano fertilisers provide benefits over conventional fertilisers. Nano fertilisers are superior to conventional fertilisers because they boost soil fertility, yield, and crop quality criteria, are non-toxic and less hazardous to the environment and humans, and reduce profits. Thus, nano-fertilizers aid in crop production improvement. Because of their higher surface tension than normal surfaces, nanoparticles contain […]

CNH signs MoU with ICAR Institute to develop apple harvesting technology

Farm equipment maker CNH Industrial has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research – Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture (ICAR-CITH), Srinagar to collaborate on fruit harvesting technology in India. The partnership will focus on enhancing the mechanization of fruit harvesting, specifically apples, integrating cutting-edge techniques. It will also foster the development […]

India’s farmers are on the cusp of an Agritech revolution: AgriStack

The world is moving backwards in its effort to fight hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition. Projections now suggest that by 2030, 8% of the global population — 670 million people — will be undernourished. That’s the same percentage of people as it was in 2015, when the UN’s Sustainable Development Agenda was launched. To deliver on the […]

Bad Kharif, Worse Monsoon: Inside India’s Food Security Doubts

What is needed is transparency on food and weather data, and stricter control on agri-processors and food warehouses, so that India doesn’t get trapped in a food speculation trap again.  November brings doubts about the fate of India’s food security. Compare kharif production estimates for 2023-2024 with the deficit monsoon report for kharif, and match […]

Coop minister Amit Shah launches ‘Bharat Organics’ brand of new cooperative body NCOL

Cooperation Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday launched the ‘Bharat Organics’ brand of the newly created National Cooperative Organics Ltd (NCOL) and asserted that it will emerge as the most “trusted” brand in India and abroad. Shah also launched the NCOL’s logo, website and brochure. He gave away NCOL membership certificates to five cooperative societies. Addressing […]

Overseas ministerial, official delegations from many countries to participate in World Food India 2023: Pashupati Paras.

Union Minister of Food Processing Industries Pashupati Kumar Paras on Wednesday said that people from about 88 countries from all over the world will participate in the second edition of the global mega food event, World Food India 2023, that will be held from November 3-5.Speaking to ANI, Pashupati Paras also said that ministers from […]

Wheat sowing falls as UP sugarcane farmers yet to clear kharif crop fields

Sowing of wheat, the main winter crop in India, has dropped over the past week as compared to the same period last year due to a delay in sugarcane harvesting, and is likely to pick up pace after Diwali.According to data from the Department of Agriculture, the area planted with wheat during the week ending […]

This Cows Breed Produces 10 to 20 Times More Milk Than Regular Cows: Report

Scientists have developed cows with enhanced milk production and disease resistance, offering a promising solution to reduce the environmental impact of cattle farming and make animal agriculture more climate-resilient. Cattle farming has long been a subject of concern due to its environmental and climate change impact. One major issue is the production of methane, a potent greenhouse […]

Govt to increase sugarcane prices, says Haryana agriculture minister Dalal

Haryana Agriculture Minister J P Dalal on Monday said that the state government will increase sugarcane prices and soon a decision in favour of cane farmers will be taken.The government will increase the prices of sugarcane. A decision will be made in the coming days after the approval of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Dalal […]