Good news for poultry farm and abattoir owners.

A field experiment was conducted during 2003-04 and 2004-05 at Research Farm, BHU, Varanasi, U.P. to study the effect of various sources (farm yard manure, vermicompost and poultry manure) and rates of organic manures on yield, quality of produce, soil quality and economics of rice-table-pea-onion cropping sequence.

What do you need to visit a foreign city and deliver a lecture on climate change? A high-profile persona, an elite degree, and the right connections, perhaps.

A pot experiment was conducted on a sandy loam soil (Typic ustochrepts) to assess the suitability of FYM in amelioration of Ni in maize on artificially contaminated soil.

Investigations and experience on truth of natural plant life surrounding us revealed that 1) soil is living, 2) health of cattle influences biodiversity as well as recycling of biomass and 3) quality of water. It is "soul" content of alternate farming.

Homeopathy is not only a human health care system but a whole science benefiting the entire life forms on the planet including the plants and crops. With the surge in demand for chemical residue free food and growing awareness for sustainability of the system various alternative models are being promoted. Homeopathic preparations specially formulated offer supplementary and complimentary solutions for growing nutrient and plant protection needs without affecting and degenerating the resources and environment.

Stagnating yields, negative impact on environment, soil health and farmers' economy were some of the side effects of green revolution and provided fuel to search new and unexploited areas to ensure increased productivity through eco-friendly or evergreen farming.

Farmers were facing difficulties due to high tax rate
The Delhi Cabinet on Tuesday decided to waive Value Added Tax on fertilisers in order to provide some relief to the farmers.

Following a Cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said her government had received representations from farmers calling for relief on VAT being levied on fertilisers. It was stated that farmers were facing difficulties due to the high tax rate on the same.

GUWAHATI: In order to boost farm output in Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi inaugurated the Chief Minister’s special agricultural programme — Mission Double Cropping (MDC) — at a function organized at the auditorium of Dimoria Development Block at Sonapur on Thursday.

Excess phosphorus is polluting our environment while, ironically, mineable resources of this essential nutrient are limited. James Elser and Elena Bennett argue that recycling programmes are urgently needed.