Bengal’s Malda district, known for its mangoes, grows oranges in a first

A farmer in West Bengal’s Malda district, which is known for its mangoes, has set a record this year by growing oranges.Dipak Rajbanshi has grown around 1.5 quintal of orange in his garden. He claimed that the oranges that he grew were tastier than the ones grown in Maharashtra’s Nagpur.He said these oranges are smaller […]

The best crops for small farms

You may have heard that growing a few successful crops today allows many people to support themselves. You want to join the tribe as well, but you can’t because you don’t have access to a place where you can raise food sustainably. Smaller farms can grow the most profitable crops. You may begin by doing […]

Why is Crop Protection so important?

Crop protection plays a vital role in ensuring global food security and sustaining our agricultural systems. By safeguarding crops from pests, diseases, and weeds, it helps to maximize yield, improve quality, and protect the environment. In this article, we will explore the significance of crop protection, the challenges it faces, and the various methods used […]

Coca Cola India in tie-up with Luxmi Group’s Makaibari for iced green tea

In 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented Queen Elizabeth with an award-winning variety from the Makaibari tea estate on his visit to the United Kingdom. It’s the preferred tea of Satyajit Ray’s fictional private investigator, Feluda. Now, Coca Cola India has tied up with the iconic Darjeeling tea estate to launch a ready-to-drink iced green […]

India developing sea protocols for fresh produce to boost ocean exports

india is developing sea protocols for various fresh fruits and vegetables like bananas, mangoes, pomegranates and jackfruit to promote their exports through ocean routes, a senior government official said on Tuesday.  At present, most of these exports are happening by air route because of lower volumes and different ripening periods.   The protocol includes understanding voyage time, […]

UAS-Bengaluru develops low-cost, eco-friendly raw milk cooling unit

The University of Agricultural Sciences-Bengaluru (UAS-B) has developed a low-cost, eco-friendly mini refrigerator for cooling of raw milk, which can be used by small dairy farmers to maintain the quality of milk before pouring it at the collection centres. CT Ramachandra, Prof and Head, Department of Processing and Food Engineering, UAS-B said the solid-state cooling module […]

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 […]