Madhya Pradesh allows sale of soyabean seed outside state on pressure from Maharashtra

Madhya Pradesh, which had imposed restrictions on the sale of soyabean seeds outside the state, has revoked its order following protests by the Maharashtra government. The Maharashtra government had lodged a complaint directly with the Centre against the ban. Dilip Zende, director, quality control, Department of Agriculture, Maharashtra, told Financial Express that the order by […]

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Telangana topples Gujarat to emerge as the second-largest state in cotton acreage

Telangana overtook Gujarat to emerge as the second-largest state in the cotton acreage, a position that was held by Gujarat till now. Telangana is now looking forward to increasing the cotton cultivation area by another 15-20 lakh acres in the approaching Kharif season. This will take the state’s total cotton area to 75-80 lakh acres.   The Chief […]

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India’s higher crop acreage to boost fertiliser sales by 10%


Overall sales in the fertilizer market is set to increase by at least 10% in the upcoming winter season due to great soil condition for crop development and steady prices of the raw materials, said ratings agency, ICRA. “In comparison to previous years, fertilizer sales for the current Rabi season will be higher. The climate and the constant rain have created […]

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Shortage of soyabean seeds prompts Maharashtra to ask farmers to use seeds from their own stock for next season


Anticipating a possible shortage of seeds during the kharif season of 2021-22, the department of agriculture of the Maharashtra government has begun a village level campaign urging farmers to produce and keep aside soyabean seeds for sowing operations for the next season, reports Financial Express. “Right now, we cannot assess the total seed damage but […]

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FICCI suggests tech innovations for kharif crops in the agri start-up community

A FICCI Task force has suggested two Agritech Solutions for Kharif sowing, targeted particularly for agri start-ups. In order to optimise use of agricultural inputs and enable delivery to farmers, the solutions include farm and crop diagnostics for mapping soil nutrition requirements through scanners and detection of pest attack through mobile imagery. This, in turn, […]

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