An engineer with the Agriculture Dept., in partnership with a company that makes berry-picking equipment, has developed a machine that shakes the leaves of citrus fruits until the fruits falls off -

In mid-February, Indian papers reported that RiceTec Inc., an American rice producer in Texas, had received a U.S. patent for a new variety of basmatic rice it had developed. The company wants to

Silk production in Malda, West Bengal, which accounts for a share of 6.5 per cent in the state's raw silk output, has suffered due to large scale usage of pesticides in the neighbouring mango

Consumers should be ready to face another year of shortage of onions and consequently, exorbitant rates in the retail market. Reason: decline in the area under onion crop, not only in the north but

Mango the king of fruits is likely to cost a kings ransom this season. Though it was expected that this year's crop would be lower than the previous year because of the cyclic effect or more

The leading Dutch firm, Eurobrid is all set to invest $ 1 million in a poultry breeding project being launched in the country with the help of Pioneer Hatcheries. The project includes supply of

Credit rating agencies have finalised rating mechanism for plantation companies. Three agencies -Credit Rating Information Services of India Ltd (Crisil), Icra and Credit Analysis and Research Ltd

Incidence of poverty among farmers rose by about 15 per cent in just one year. This was revealed in a nationwide "poverty monitoring" survey released at a national seminar. The survey was conducted

Most French people do not want to eat genetically engineered food and say France should reverse its decision to allow farmers to grow genetically altered maize, Greenpeace, the environmental group

The shrinkage of area under sugarcane cultivation and the continuous decline in sucrose recovery have caused concern among the growers and sugarmills owners in the State. For the last two years, none

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