The contents and properties of soil organic phosphorus (Po) largely drive ecosystem productivity with increasing development of natural soil. We hypothesized that soil Po would initially increase with paddy management and then would persist under steady-state conditions. We analyzed soils from a 2000-year chronosequence of a rice-wheat rotation and an adjacent non-paddy 700-year chronosequence in Bay of Hangzhou (China) for their Po composition using solution 31P-NMR after NaOH-EDTA extraction.

Mumbai: As many as 1,327 farmers have committed suicide in the state in the last six months, official figures show. This is only 14% less than the 1,543 cases recorded till June-end last year.

This annual flagship publication released by the Ministry of agriculture is a rich source of data on a wide range of parameters, such as area, production and productivity of various crops across States, land-use statistics, price support and procurement, international trade, credit and insurance.

Agriculture Minister says a very few of them are related to farming

A glimpse of the price movement of some of the key farm commodities in recent years suggests that while one-off factors like demonetisation may have temporarily dampened the prices at the wholesale

BHOPAL: In an agrarian state like Madhya Pradesh, more than 26 lakh farmers have taken farm loans worth Rs 13,000 crore from co-operative banks, say bank sources while the latest national crime rec

Amritsar: Drawing a parallel with the demands of farmers of Punjab with those in Madhya Pradesh (MP), the peasant bodies in Majha region have urged the government to fulfil their demands of farm lo

Madhya Pradesh Home Minsiter Bhupendra Singh initially denied claims that the farmer deaths were because of police firing.

Thousands of farmers in drought-hit western Madhya Pradesh have been protesting for over a week demanding that authorities increase the minimum price for their crops and waive their bank loans.

Nashik: Noted economist H M Desarda expressed full support to the ongoing farmers' agitation, saying that the demand for complete loan waver is justified.

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