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Mar 20, 2019
Brace yourself Asia: alien pest is munching its way around the globe, raising alarmThe worms can cause damage at all stages of a corn crop, but the worst may be when the larvae.
Dec 18, 2018
Global warming likely to reduce crop production by over 15% in 2020; govt report warns of highest losses in UP, Rajasthan, BengalThe impact of global warming will also affect the quality reducing the concentration of grain protein. The heavy rainfall due to climate stress will affect the production of tomato and onion and production of the latter may go down by 27 percent in 2020.
Sep 04, 2018
A new migrant insect is causing huge losses to dozens of crops found in KarnatakaThe pest has been damaging maize plants in certain parts of Karnataka and is not a native.
Aug 16, 2018
Crop-munching armyworm, which wrought havoc in Africa, detected in Karnataka; pest threatens millions of farmers in Asia, says UNA voracious crop-chomping pest which has wrought havoc in Africa could threaten millions of farmers in Asia, UN experts warned recently, as India battles the continent’s first reported infestation of fall armyworm
Jan 22, 2018
Hyderabad-based scientists get a step closer to developing disease-resistant variety of maizeorghum Downy Mildew (SDM), which is a foliar disease caused by a fungus called Peronosclerosporasorghi, has been an issue of concern for maize farmers.
Oct 16, 2015
Maharashtra govt declares 14,708 villages in state as drought hitAs many as 14,708 villages in Maharashtra are facing drought conditions where paisewari ('value of crops') is less than 50 percent, Agriculture Minister Eknath Khadse announced in Mumbai on Friday.
Apr 14, 2015
Punjab farmers like makka in roti but not in fields: Here's how govt is changing itThe Punjab farm ministry has written to other states to amend their APMC laws so that processors and poultry breeders can buy maize directly from farmers
May 09, 2013
Assam farmers threaten suicide over poor maize seedsIronically, these farmers registered a record production last year by selling many quintals of produce in the market.
Jul 02, 2012
National shame: Crops rot in India as millions die due to malnutritionOfficials say that, in all, about 6 million tonnes of grain worth at least $1.5 billion could perish. Analysts say the losses could be far higher because more than 19 million tonnes are now lying in the open, exposed to searing summer heat and monsoon rains.