TANGLA, May 29: The Udalguri district, administered by the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), has witnessed a steady rise in human-elephant conflict over the past decade.

Jackfruits are soft and delicate, are more prone to damage and spoilage during handling and storage. Due to their high perishability, the postharvest management required is also high. It starts right from harvesting, field handling, transportation to pack house, pre-cooling and subsequent storage. Cold chains are essential component of horticultural postharvest infrastructure. It ensures maintenance of freshness of produce for extended period of storage. This article highlights problems and prospects of jackfruit cultivators-a study with reference to Tamilnadu.

Two siblings from Shimoga district have been dreaming of a decent dwelling, but their plan is stuck for 17 years, 6 months, 8 days and counting.

A biodiversity survey carried out by the Centre for Environment Education (CEE) has documented and photographed 205 varieties of mangoes in the Western Ghats in Maharashtra.

Monkey jack (Artocarpus gomenzianus Wall.ex Trecul) an underutilized edible and medicinal plant of Central Western Ghats has been studied for their distribution, harvesting, morphology and juice yield, processing, preservation and powder yield at various regions of Central Western Ghats. The fruits showed variation with respect to morphology, juice yield, powder yield, proximates and nutritive value and also elemental components. The comparative study with RDA value confirms the food supplements properties of monkey jack.

Researchers say the fruit grown could be a replacement for staple crops under threat from climate change.

By adopting a policy decision to switch over to organic farming, Kerala could be chasing a delusion, according to S.Ganesan, chairman, International Treaties Expert Committee, Indian Chemical Council.

Talking to The Hindu on the sidelines of a national seminar on `WTO, FTAs and Impact on Agriculture and Allied Sectors’ organised by the WTO Cell of the Department of Agriculture here on Thursday, he said the organic farming policy announced by Kerala revealed the lack of commercial acumen.

Fruits should be thoroughly washed with fresh/salt water to remove pesticides and other chemicals

Consuming seasonal fruits is one of the best ways to stay healthy when braving scorching summer days. Doctors and dieticians say that fruits provided necessary nutrients while keeping diseases away. But, there is concern over carcinogenic (cancer-causing) agents being used to ripen the fruits quickly for higher volume of sales.

More than two crore trees were uprooted by cyclone Thane in the district and their disposal would take over six months due to various reasons including shortage of manpower, a senior Agriculture de

The damage caused by the havoc wreaked by cyclone Thane in the district has been pegged at Rs 4,000 crore, according to an official of a Central team that inspected the affected areas here.