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 […]

waste
Agriculture Environment Resource Management

It’s not waste ! Turning Agriculture waste to wealth

Agricultural wastes are those that are left in the farm after harvest of final products. It is also called as Biomass waste. These include harvest trashes, weeds, wastes obtained from livestock, poultry, slaughter house and also agroindustrial wastes. In recent years the improper disposal of agricultural wastes are increasing day by day. Conventional agriculture was […]

coral reefs
Biodiversity Pollution & Climate Change

Coral reefs can’t wait for world to take action, urges UN, as Biodiversity Conference gets underway

Sounding the alarm about the urgent need to protect coral reefs from extinction within decades, a new coalition of organizations, including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), was launched on Wednesday in Egypt during the UN Biodiversity Conference, to galvanize global leadership before it is too late. It’s clear to anyone who puts their head below the waves that the […]

Op-ed Pollution & Climate Change

Green Diwali Ahead ! Balancing Customary Practices and Environmental Rights

Winter arrives hand-in-hand with air pollution in India and this winter is no exception. There are clamouring voices, particularly in the National Capital Region to take imminent measures to reduce and tackle air pollution. Few desperate measures such as penalising old vehicles, regulating unlawful construction measures and increased awareness and vigilance on stubble burning were […]

Agriculture News Nutrition & Health Organic Farming Resource Management

Sustainable farming, ‘key’ to world free of hunger, malnutrition, says UN agriculture chief

Focusing this year on the links between agricultural trade, climate change and food security, Director-General José Graziano da Silva said in the foreword that “ensuring food security for all is both a key function of, and a challenge for agriculture, which faces ever-increasing difficulties.” “As populations rise, urbanization increases and incomes grow, the agricultural sector […]