This first its kind assessment of forest wealth in Andhra Pradesh by the state forest department provides information on not only the growing stock but also on regeneration status, bamboo occurrence needed for silvicultural management of the forests.

THRISSUR: A state-level workshop to discuss and finalise the package of practice recommendations for crops was inaugurated at Kerala Agriculture University vice-chancellor K R Viswambharan on Wednesday. Scientists, extension officials and farmers took part in the workshop.

These fungi, weeds, and viruses are among the more serious biological threats to food security


Lantana (Lantana camara), one of the world's most troublesome invasive weeds, has become a menace in most of the protected areas located in tropical and subtropical belt of India. The lantana-infested landscapes not only are impoverished as habitats of wildlife but also contribute to human-wildlife conflicts owing to diminished ecosystem services.

Plum holds a prominent position among the temperate fruits. Orchard floor-management affects growth, yield and fruit quality indirectly through its effect on the availability of nutrients and water. Weeds compete with the main crop for water, nutrients, space and light resulting in low yield and poor quality fruit.

Lantana is one of the world

PALAKKAD: The Dam Safety Authority will submit its report to State Government on the causes for the breach of Moolathara regulator-cumbridge within a week, according to Dam safety Authority chairman Justice Rajendra Babu.

He was speaking to mediapersons after visiting the Moolathara regulator-cumbridge here on Tuesday.

Genetically-engineered corn, soybeans, and cotton now account for the majority of acres planted to these three crops. A model was developed that utilizes official, U.S. Department of Agriculture pesticide use data to estimate the differences in the average pounds of pesticides applied on GE crop acres, compared to acres planted to conventional, non-GE varieties.

A British import to India