Brinjal or eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) is an important solanaceous crop of sub-tropics and tropics. The name brinjal is popular in Indian subcontinents and is derived from Arabic and Sanskrit whereas the name eggplant has been derived from the shape of the fruit of some varieties, which are white and

If scientists of the Punjab Agricultural Department are to go by then the cause for the alarming deterioration rate of sheesham (Dalbergia sisso) and kikar (Acacia nilotica) trees and other agricultural crops across the state has been discovered.

According to scientists, it is a kind of pest, which is responsible for causing damage to the crop by infecting it with termite.

NAGAPATTINAM: Farmers complained of pest-infected fields and water logged conditions at the monthly farmers

Hyderabad: In the wake of huge crop losses of over $10 billion due to insect pests, the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (Icrisat) has called for a critical look into the

THRISSUR: Over 1,000 hectares of standing paddy crop in kole paddy fields in different parts of the district are under the

BHAWANIPATNA: As the farmers in Kalahandi district are readying to harvest winter paddy, spectre of a depleted production haunts them due to diseases and pest attack.

BPH and gundi bug pest attack along with diseases like sheath blight and sheath rot severely damaged paddy crops during pre-harvesting period.

PARADIP: Paddy crop over thousands of hectares has been damaged by brown planthoppers in Jagatsinghpur district.

In the current kharif season, paddy was cultivated over 75,000 hectares in the district. However, the crops were completely damaged by the brown planthoppers.

Sources said the brown planthoppers suck the sap of the plant, pluck the xylem and phloem vessels turning leaves yellow.

Pakistan Seed Council (PSC) has put a ban on the cultivation of six varieties of wheat. All these varieties have been completely deprived of per acre production due to attack of several pests. According to sources, Pakistan Seed Council has completely banned 6 varieties of wheat including Punjab 85, Punjab 96, Pasban, Maxi Pak, Pak 81 and Blue Silver.

L.N. Revathy

Coimbatore, Oct. 12 Hill banana, also known as

Cotton leaf curl virus, a deadly pest, has badly hit the standing cotton crop across the country due to the use of uncertified and illegal BT cottonseeds, growers told Business Recorder on Thursday. The situation is very alarming and indicates likely occurrence of a huge cotton crisis in the country, as the pest is destroying cotton crop in Sindh and Punjab.