17-12-2012 09:00 AM
Wild boars target sugarcane crop
Sugarcane cultivators from Xeldem, Quepem, are an exasperated lot. Tons of sugarcane that they had cultivated and due for crushing has been devoured b...
17-12-2012 08:54 AM
Humans have much to benefit from bees, says expert
A one day farmers training programme on “Bee keeping and crop production” was held at the Top Chingtha Community Hall, Yairipok today.
The said pro...
17-12-2012 08:53 AM
Power crisis hits farmers' crop plans
With the state government making it clear that it was not possible to provide seven hour power supply to the agriculture sector in the Rabi season, pa...
14-12-2012 08:57 AM
Minimum wages still an issue in Indian agriculture
"In spite of the legal requirements, payment of minimum wages is an issue in the agriculture sector in general, and seed production in particular, in ...
10-12-2012 08:41 AM
Milk prices may fall up to 5 per cent after rising for six years
Caught in an upward spiral since six years, milk prices may fall for the first time by up to 5% or Rs 1 - 2 per litre owing to oversupply driven by lu...
03-12-2012 08:26 AM
Gujarat: 38 cranes dead; avian flu back?
The sudden death of 38 cranes in the wetlands (salt pans) close to Victor village in Rajula range of Amreli district has raised fears of a return of t...
03-12-2012 08:14 AM
India fights off cuts on agricultural emissions
In a battle of negotiators that ran from Thursday into the early hours of Sunday morning, India preserved its red-line and ensured that the world does...
27-11-2012 09:40 AM
Punjab to come up with first agriculture policy soon
The Punjab government is likely to roll out the state's first agriculture policy by mid- December, aimed to make farming profession economically viabl...
27-11-2012 09:34 AM
Tamil Nadu farmers face second crop failure
Tamil Nadu's counsel in the Cauvery case C S Vaidyanathan on Monday said there has been a huge shortfall in the release of Cauvery water by upper ripa...
26-11-2012 07:39 AM
Congress to launch agitation against land acquisition
Congress today announced to launch an agitation on December 2 from Barhi village in Katni district where farmers have been opposing land acquisition f...
21-11-2012 08:45 AM
Badal seeks aid for crop diversification
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday sought allocation of Rs 5,000 crore for promoting farm diversification from the Centre.
20-11-2012 07:28 AM
Rice production outpacing consumption - FAO
Global rice production for 2012 is forecast to outpace consumption in 2012/13, resulting in an upward revision of 5 million tonnes in 2013 closing inv...
19-11-2012 08:05 AM
Steps taken to check spread of bird flu
Department of animal husbandry has beefed up measures to prevent the transmission of Type A virus and prevent a possible outbreak of avian influenza o...
15-11-2012 08:07 AM
Sugarcane farmers' agitation enters ninth day
The agitation by sugarcane growers in parts of Maharashtra entered into ninth day on Thursday.
On Wednesday, a farmer was injured when police opene...
14-11-2012 07:30 AM
State bans poultry feed due to bird flu
The state government of Tamil Nadu has imposed a ban on trucks transporting poultry feed from the neighbouring state Karnataka following a recent outb...
13-11-2012 07:44 AM
Govt eyes food security, shifts focus to traditional crops
Traditional crops have once again made their presence felt, be it because of their nutritional values or awareness pertaining to a healthy lifestyle. ...
13-11-2012 07:39 AM
GM crops must for country, govt tells Supreme Court
The central government has told the Supreme Court that it could not achieve the goal of reducing the number of hungry people by half without taking re...
09-11-2012 07:36 AM
India ready to help Bangladesh in agriculture
President Pranab Mukherjee has said that India would be happy to extend assistance to Bangladesh in the field of agriculture.
He conveyed this to v...
08-11-2012 09:12 AM
25,000 acres of dryland in Haveri district to be irrigated
Nearly 25,000 acres of dryland in Shiggaon, Savanur and Hanagal taluks of Haveri district are all set to be irrigated by sprinkler irrigation system w...
08-11-2012 09:11 AM
GM crops should go back to the lab
Some weeks ago, I was addressing students of molecular biology at the Kerala Agricultural University campus in Thiruvananthapuram. During the question...
06-11-2012 08:14 AM
Import of eggs continue despite ban
The import of eggs has not stopped despite the ban issued by the Kerala government against it due to the spread of Bird flu in other states.
06-11-2012 08:13 AM
Rains ravage standing crops in five districts
The state government has asked district collectors of Ganjam, Puri, Cuttack, Gajapati and Khurda to submit a detailed report of loss due to heavy rain...
02-11-2012 08:03 AM
Farmers to fight move to ban GM crop trials
JP pointed out that a number of countries have gone in for GM crops with no deleterious effects on their populations.
The Consortium of Indian Farm...
02-11-2012 08:01 AM
Stormy days over: crops slowly rising above water
With let-up in rain on Thursday water started receding from inundated paddy fields in Thanjavur and Tiruvarur district.
In Tiruvarur, samba crop wa...
31-10-2012 09:25 AM
Pawar asks CMs to allow GMO field trials
Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has asked Chief Ministers of various states to allow field trials of genetically modified crops under “stricte...
31-10-2012 09:24 AM
Bananas could replace potatoes in warming world
Climate change could lead to bananas becoming a critical food source for millions of people, a new report says.
Researchers from the CGIAR agricult...
31-10-2012 09:19 AM
Agriculture may contribute 29% to global greenhouse gas emissions
Feeding the world releases up to 17,000 megatonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually, a new analysis has revealed.
According to the re...
29-10-2012 07:28 AM
Vendors least worried over bird flu
The reports over outbreak of avian influenza appears to have had no effect on the bird vendors in the City.
During a reality check, Deccan Herald f...
29-10-2012 07:26 AM
Top GM food scientist in false patent claim
A top scientist engaged in research on genetically modified (GM) food crops has been found to have falsified claims about patents to grab a national a...
29-10-2012 07:26 AM
Elephants destroy crops in Odisha
A herd of about 25 elephants, including eight tuskers, have destroyed standing paddy and other Rabi crops in Baliguda area of Kandhamal district, offi...
26-10-2012 13:44 PM
Farmers target housing projects
Agitating farmers halted under-construction housing projects of various developers in Greater Noida West (Noida Extension) on Thursday and even manhan...
26-10-2012 13:40 PM
Govt plans to promote agriculture cooperatives
With a view to promoting formation of agriculture cooperatives from grassroots level, on the pattern of the milk cooperatives federation in the state,...
25-10-2012 09:48 AM
Rains leave crops worth lakhs of rupees damaged
Two days of incessant rains have left around 210 acres of farmland in Vellayani completely submerged leaving the farmers with loses worth lakhs of rup...
25-10-2012 09:41 AM
Haryana gets India’s biggest dairy plant
The “Taste of India” has widened its frontiers even further. Having revolutionised the milk sector in many parts of the country, the owner of brand Am...
23-10-2012 08:58 AM
Farmers sell paddy below cost in the absence of takers
A large number of farmers in Punjab have allegedly been forced to sell their paddy below the minimum support price (MSP), thanks to the delay by procu...
18-10-2012 09:20 AM
India BJP's Nitin Gadkari denies 'land grab' charges
The chief of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party has denied allegations of involvement in a massive corruption scandal.
Nitin Gadkari sa...
17-10-2012 08:41 AM
India cabinet clears key land reform bill
India's cabinet has cleared a long-delayed bill to reform land acquisition, with the aim of giving farmers a better deal.
Under the Land Acquisitio...
17-10-2012 08:28 AM
India in talks with Iran over wheat exports
India is negotiating with Iran for exporting 200,000 tonnes of wheat in December and one million tonne annually for the next three years, Food Corpora...
12-10-2012 08:49 AM
Farmers to lay siege to KRS again
The Cauvery Monitoring Committee’s (CMC) directive to the State to release water to Tamil Nadu has led to anger among the people in Mandya district.
12-10-2012 08:45 AM
Cattle truck overturns killing two bulls, activists outraged
A truck carrying 18 heads of cattle met with an accident near Maraimalai Nagar, on Thursday, killing two bulls.
The driver and three others accompa...
10-10-2012 09:01 AM
Milk price hike is honey for farmers
Prices of all goods and services are headed north in this hike season. So is the price of milk by state's own milk cooperative. Predictably, the publi...
09-10-2012 08:55 AM
How a little Indian bean impacts US fracking
A little bean called guar, which in Hindi means “cow food,” has the world’s largest oil and gas producers fretting over profit margins.
The reason ...
04-10-2012 09:37 AM
President launches Bihar's agriculture roadmap
President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday launched the much awaited Agriculture Roadmap of Bihar. Under this ambitious scheme, the state government has ...
03-10-2012 08:44 AM
India seeks agricultural opportunities
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday said the nation always welcomed and facilitated Indian enterprises to co-operate and invest in agriculture in...
02-10-2012 08:39 AM
Drought forces India’s farmers to unearth their gold
Laxmibai Karanure sifts through the heavy bangles and necklaces that make up her life savings, working out which pieces to sell from the 100 grams of ...
27-09-2012 09:19 AM
Two million flee Indian floods
Fresh rains hampered a military air operation to help flood victims in northeastern India, where more than two million people have been forced from th...
27-09-2012 09:13 AM
India way behind China in global food security index
India has been ranked 66, much lower than neighbouring China, in the 2012 Global Food Security Index released by the American chemical company DuPont....
24-09-2012 09:01 AM
Team of vets look into cattle epidemic near Madurai
A team of veterinary doctors from Dindigul have camped in Karisalpatty village to treat the cows that have been affected by the foot and mouth disease...
24-09-2012 08:57 AM
Oman lifts ban on Indian poultry
Authorities in Oman have lifted ban on import of Indian poultry and Spanish livestock, local news reports have said.
The ministry of agriculture an...
21-09-2012 08:41 AM
Farmers threaten to 'take over' Kabini reservoir
Members of the Kabini Raitha Hitarakshana Samiti have threatened to “take over” the Kabini reservoir if the authorities released water to Tamil Nadu.