Massive pest attack has been threatening Aman cultivation at Kaunia upazila in Rangpur district, causing grave concern among the farmers about the yield of the paddy during the current season.

Injudicious use telling on soil, crops and public health, Punjab pushes alternatives. There have been few takers.

The cotton crop in Haryana is under the worst attack of whiteflies and Cotton Leaf Curl Virus (CLCuV) this year.

Insect swarms from warmer regions near the equator branching out to new locations they would have previously found too cold

Central American coffee industry officials say the region's arabica crop is weathering an outbreak of leaf-rust fungus, but try telling that to small-hold farmers like Graciela Alvarenga.

Crop-damaging pests are moving towards the poles at a rate of more than 25 km (16 miles) a decade, aided by global warming and human transport, posing a potential threat to world food security, a s

The vegetable accounts for the largest use of insecticides.

Failure to implement legislation hurting farmers

Poor quality seedlings and lack of monitoring of nurseries selling seedlings of fruits and vegetables to farmers are the main reasons why horticulture farmers in the State are losing out on their crop yield, said Dr M Krishna Reddy, Principal Scientist, Plant Pathology, Indian Institute of Horticulture Research (IIHR).

The Minister of Agriculture Ghulam Hassan Mir today dedicated the Mobile Plant Health Clinic van for district Udhamur under ATMA at Kissan mela held at village Neeli Nallah Jib.

The MLA Udhampur Balwant Singh Mankotia was also present on the occasion. Over 500 farmers including women participated in the Kissan Mela. Addressing the function Mr Mir said the mobile plant health clinic will act as an early warning system for the detection of diseases and pests for avoiding loss and it will also help in collecting location specific useful information of diagnosis making capacity.

Vijayawada: Mango farmers are expressing concern over fall in price due to trips attack on mangoes.

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