Emphasising that monopolies over seed technology were unacceptable, a top official in the Agriculture Ministry told The Hindu that it would have a wider consultation with seed companies, seed techn

DEHRADUN: To prevent migration of farmers from mountains in search of livelihood and save agriculture in the plains -- which is dependent on hilly regions for irrigation -- the agriculture departme

A farmer of Erakudi in Uppliyapuram block has shown the way in increasing cultivation using greenhouse. She has been cultivating 1,000 square metre area under the greenhouse concept.

Scheme Aims To Educate Farmers To Help Boost Yield

Can honey bees keep away “gundhi bug” (locally called bambuchi) in paddy? Definitely, says Ramakrishna Shenoy, an agriculturist and an ex-serviceman, from Beluvai in Mangaluru taluk.

Committing itself to a sustained growth of four per cent in the farm sector, the government on Thursday announced in its Budget a technology-driven second green revolution with emphasis on higher p

Seeking to spur agricultural growth, the Centre will soon launch a comprehensive plan to provide `Soil Health Card' to all farmers across the country .

Huge reserves of India’s natural resources going unutilized

Modern technology should be used effectively to attract the youth to farming, K. Narayana Gowda, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, has said.

Soil mulching being adopted for raising horticultural crops on 50 hectares in Tirunelveli district

Plasticulture, a new technology of soil mulching with polythene sheet that conserves soil and water, is being adopted for horticultural crops for the first time in the district, which has started experiencing adverse effects of monsoon failure for the fifth year in succession.

Urges people not to be swayed by “unscientific prejudices”

Underscoring food security, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday favoured genetically modified crops, urging the people not to be swayed by “unscientific prejudices.”

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