Rotary Club of Pune Gandhi Bhavan and Rotary Club of Pune Hillside presented an organic fertiliser kit to Sarasbaug Ganapati temple authorities for disposal of nirmalya (floral offering to God) in

The Neyyattinkara municipality plans to launch a novel project to promote natural farming for the cultivation of organic vegetables.

A pilot project initiated by Jusco to treat solid waste generated in its command areas in Jamshedpur has been running successfully for the last two months.

A field experiment was conducted at the research farm of Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi during 3 wet and dry seasons of 2003-06 in rice-wheat cropping system. In this experiment different treatments comprising organic amendments such as blue green algae, vermicompost and farm yard manure applied alone or in combination were tested in organic crop production.

There is a need to break yield barriers through multidimensional approch to achieve food security on a sustainable basis for the people of this country. Cooperatives can play an important role in this direction due to their proximity to farmers. The Indian Farmers' Fertilizer Cooperative Limited (IFFCO), since over the last four decades, is providing services to farmers and cooperatives through various programmes, besides ensuring fertilizers availability.

LUCKNOW: To inform farmers about the utility of microbial bio-fertilisers, the National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) in collaboration with department of agriculture, UP organised a one-day training programme on application of microbial bio-fertilisers for enhanced productivity and quality improvement of agriculture production at Kalli (west) village situated on Rae Bareli Road.

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The area under organic farming is increasing in Punjab with more farmers adopting this method to grow vegetables, fruits and cereals.

Officials of the Organic Farming Council of Punjab said they had registered farmers practicing organic farming on more than 5,000 acres in the state.

Organic farming is gaining wide attention among farmers, entrepreneurs, policy makers and agricultural scientists because it minimizes dependence on chemical inputs like fetilizers, pesticides and other agro-chemicals and safeguards and improves the quality of resources and the environment.

The containerised seedling production technology, especially use of polypacks/root trainers is dependent on suitable growing media for raising quality seedlings. In the present investigation, experiments were carried out to find out the suitable potting mixture for raising Cedrus deodara and Cupressus torulosa seedlings.

The Jatropha plant has pantropic distribution and survives under arid conditions. The seed yields 30% oil known as hell oil, pinheon oil, oleum infernale or oleum ricini majoris, which contains small amounts of an irritant curcanoleic acid, which is related to ricinoleic acid, the principle active ingredients of castor oil and croton oil respectively.