Chilli powder sold in Indian market sometimes branded contains high level of Aflatoxin B1
Agriculture Nutrition & Health

‘Doubling Agricultural Export’ without quality control in place could backfire !

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India, is now looking to foster “Doubling Agricultural Exports” to fulfil the Government’s vision of doubling farmers income. No doubt, it’s a robust plan to reshape Indian agriculture as expected from a dynamic government while stepping towards “New India”. The task of doubling the agricultural exports and integrating the […]

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Allied Agri Livestock & Poultry

Semen waves into the aves | Understanding Artificial Insemination in Turkey

Poultry is one of the fastest growing enterprise of the agricultural sector in India. The profitability of sector depends on successful breeding. As the fertility and hatching percentage in native females are very low in natural mating, the flock fertility are generally promoted by adopting Artificial Insemination (A.I). In breeds where natural mating is difficult, […]

Maize larva feeding on male flower
Agriculture Biodiversity

The invasive pest fall armyworm is devastating Tamil Nadu Maize fields

During the Village Stay Programme arranged by our college, we spotted the new invasive pest fall armyworm in Maize fields of Namakkal. Control measures were taken under the guidance of Mr. Mohan, Agricultural Officer (AO) of Namagiripettai  in one of one farmer’s field (Venkatesh Thumpalpatti, Namagiripettai). Initially pyralidin was sprayed to control the pest. Fifty […]

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Agri Politics Agriculture News

‘Pay attention to pricing, procurement and public distribution’ advises Prof Swaminathan in the wake of farmers march to Delhi

Thousands of farmers assembled in several parts of Delhi as part of a two-day Kisan Mukti March over the lack of attention paid to the increasing woes of those engaged in agriculture. Professor M S Swaminathan on Friday issued a statement in support of farmers agitating in New Delhi.  He stated that Evidence of agrarian unrest has […]

food ; fruits
Agriculture Nutrition & Health

‘Diversification of Agri-food System is the Key to feed Billions’ says International Rice Congress

Diversification in agri-food systems is crucial in feeding billions of people all over the world. It provides ways to deliver more crops using the same land area and enables farmers to introduce other crops during the fallow period. But, while diversification is essential in putting food on the table of millions of homes, we need […]