VISAKHAPATNAM: Although most commonly found in India, bamboo is put to very little use even though it is more durable than wood.

Research is underway to bring out new varieties of roses, including coloured and drought resistant varieties, a top official of World Federation of Rose Societies (WFRS) said here today.

The project aims to double fruit production in five years and check the erratic production pattern

The state government officials said that Gujarat in the overall horticulture production, which was ranked at eighth positions in the country in 2011-12, has jumped to the fifth spot.

The State Agriculture Policy is aimed at developing a road map that will seek to actualize the vast untapped growth potential of the agriculture, promote value addition, accelerate the growth of agri-business, create employment in rural

The State Agriculture Policy is aimed at developing a road map that will seek to actualize the vast untapped growth potential of the agriculture, promote value addition, accelerate the growth of agri-business, create employment in rural

GANDHINAGAR: For farmers in Gujarat looking to rake in the moolah, polyhouse farming is in these days. Not only is it modern, it provides good returns too.

Itanagar: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has prepared a Focus Paper for Arunachal Pradesh envisaging a credit outlay of Rs 314.56 crore for ‘priority sector’ during the financial year 2013–14.

The paper which was released here yesterday by chief secretary H K Paliwal, was prepared with a medium term perspective with special focus on the critical interventions required under each sector during the XIIth Plan period and will form the basis for the credit planning process of banks in the State, NABARD general manager P Radhakrishnan informed.

Lucknow: With a total of Rs 17,174 crore allocated for agriculture and allied sectors, UP budget-2013 is all set to shower some bounty on Uttar Pradesh’s farm sector.

Pune: The shortcomings in the technology used by rose growers to set up polyhouses have cost them dearly this year. About 400 polyhouse owners in Talegaon Dabhade industrial area, who use naturally ventilated polyhouse technology for rose cultivation, have suffered as warmer climate in December advanced the maturity cycle of the roses. The buds bloomed before attaining maturity, thereby reducing the flower size.

Roses specially grown in polyhouses for Valentine’s Day celebrations were affected and farmers were forced to export the buds almost a week in advance. The small flower size means lower income for the farmers.

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