KRISHNAGIRI: A low-cost pheromone trap to control fruit fly (Bacterocera dorsalis), which attacks papaya at the ripening stage, has been developed by Dr. Perumal Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Elumichangiri near Krishnagiri.

Dr. T. Sundarraj, Programme Coordinator, Dr.


LUCKNOW: Mango aficionados, farmers and industry bigwigs, chew on this. If minister of food processing industries, Subodh Kant Sahai is referring to India as a future 'World Food Factory', it is not without reason.

The fate of the birthplace of famous Dashehari variety of mango, the Dashehari village, is hanging in a balance.

Known for the oldest mango tree of the variety

Sandip Das

Continuing its raids on illegal ripening of mangoes for the second day on Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorities raided outlets in Ponda and Mapusa and seized 11 tonnes of mangoes.
According to Food and Drug Administration Director Salim Veljee, the FDA officials sealed three godowns in Ponda, two in Upper Bazaar and one at Curti, and one in Mapusa.

If consumed, they will cause vomiting or symptoms of diarrhoea

HEALTH HAZARD:Municipal officials who seized the mangoes ripened using chemicals at a godown in Pudukottai on Wednesday.

Hail and an untimely spell of spring rain may slow down the successful run of the popular kesar mangoes of Maharashtra

There seems to be no end to the miseries of mango growers this summer. Mango growers in Kolar and Chickaballapur districts are a worried lot.

Already battered by unseasonable rain and drop in flowering of mango trees, mango growers in Srinivaspur are now worried over borer menace to the crop. Farmers did not implement the suggestions by the Horticulture department to control the menace.

Himanshu Bhatt | TNN

Surat: Use of pruning and plastic mulching technique in mango farming have brought very encouraging results in the last few years for the farmers who export their produce to Gulf countries.