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.”

Five-day international Krishi Mela begins at agriculture varsity
colourful examples: Visitors admire flowers at the International Krishi Mela 2013 in Bangalore on Thursday. dh photo

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday said integrated farming system should be encouraged among farmers, especially those who are into dryland farming.

The four-day All India Wheat and Barley Agri Scientist Meet was inaugurated at Chandra Shekhar Azad University and Technology on Sunday.

Will Provide Info On Market-Based Demand, Nutrition Needs Of Vegetables

The state agriculture department is all set to launch a GPS-based service for providing polyhouse farmers accurate information on market-based demand and nutrition needs for vegetables cultivated inside the translucent tents.

“Plant tissue culture is all set to bring about revolution in agriculture which will lead to socio–economic uplift and change the rural face of Assam”, pointed out Nilamani Sen Deka, Minister of A

With the help of geospatial technology, it is possible to generate and update information about natural resources, in spatial format, at much more frequent intervals, so enabling proper inventory and management of natural resources, said P. Subbian, Registrar, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU).

Inaugurating a 21-day summer training on “Geospatial Technologies and Applications” at TNAU, he said the Indian geospatial industry’s current annual productive capacity was nearly Rs. 4,000 crore.

Proceedings of the ninety eighth session of the Indian Science Congess, Chennai, 2011.

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