Indian scientists are working on super wheat varieties that can yield 15 to 25 per cent more than the current best varieties. Head of Directorate of Wheat Research (DWR) at Karnal in Haryana, S

The European Commission failed to outlaw the import ban on genetically engineered maize declared by Austria and Luxembourg over a year ago. In a vote finalised the Commission failed to get the

The Agricultural Products and Processed Food Export Development Authority and the ministry of industry will shortly contest the patent granted to United States-based Rice Tech for its new basmati

A plantation crop weather modelling project has been taken up by the Coffee Board to study the weather pattern influencing crop production during the ninth plan, commerce ministry sources said. "The

Drought-hit farmers from this Maharashtra district have warned they would sit on dharna in front of the District Collector's official residence from May 1 if the State Government doesn't take note of

Union Minister of State for Agriculture Som Pal said on Monday that the National Agricultural Policy, to be presented in the budget session of Parliament, will focus on rain-fed areas which

The green revolution has boosted agricultural production and transformed semi arid land, but its long term effects on soil quality in India have been ignored

Applying small amounts of flyash - a polluting waste from thermal power plants - to soil can help to improve agricultural yields, says crop scientists. Adding flyash to soil improves growth and yield

The government is likely to unveil its national agricultural policy during the Budget session of Parliament, said Minister of state for agriculture Som Pal yesterday.The policy will have a special

Mumbai's mango lovers are in for a disappointment this season with the harvest being only a quarter of it's usual size. Mango traders attribute this low output of the "king of fruits" to the erratic