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Strategies For Managing Fruit Flies In Melons

Watermelon and muskmelon crops are hosts of different insects which may cause crop loss. Melon fruit fly, scientifically known as the Bactrocera cucurbitae, is a major pest that affects melon crops. These tiny, orange to brown coloured insects can...

The Rise Of Small Farmers: Transforming India’s Agricultural Landscape

Small farmers are the backbone of India's economy, constituting 85% of the farming community. However, they often face challenges such as lack of private investment. In this context, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar has...

Redefining Agriculture: Government’s Efforts To Double Farmers’ Income

The Indian government has been working to double the income of farmers and has implemented several policies, reforms, developmental programs and schemes to achieve this goal. In this article, we will take a closer look at these schemes and...

Cultivating Marigold Flowers: A Complete Guide For A Successful Bloom

Marigold is one of the most popular, annual, free flowering, and short-duration flowering crops. These flowers are known for their vibrant orange and yellow blooms, which add a cheerful touch to gardens and landscapes. Marigolds are native to Mexico...

Soil pH – An Important Factor In Crop Production

Soil pH is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of soil, which is determined by the concentration of hydrogen ions (H+) in the soil. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14, with pH 7 being neutral. A...

‘Apple Cluster’ For J&K’s Shopian District Approved By Central Government

‘Apple Cluster’ for J&K’s Shopian district gets approval from the Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Ministry. It will be operated under the Cluster Development Programme. The decision with respect to the same was taken during a daylong conference on...

World’s 1st Vaccine Against Foulbrood Disease Of Honey Bee Approved By USDA

Vaccine against the deadly American Foulbrood disease caused by bacterium Paenibacillus larvae in honey bees got approved by USDA. This is the world’s 1st vaccine (availability expected from this year) and will be supplied to commercial beekeepers in the...

IARI Invents Pusa JG 16 – New Drought-Tolerant Chickpea Variety

The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), also known as the Pusa Institute, in collaboration with Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya (JNKVV) Jabalpur, Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Gwalior and ICRISAT, Patancheru Hyderabad has developed 'Pusa JG 16', a...

India’s 1st Drone Skill Training Conference And Drone Yatra Inaugurated At Chennai

Minister Anurag Singh Thakur inaugurated India's first virtual e-learning platform for drone skills and training at the Chennai manufacturing facility of Indian drone-based startup Garuda Aerospace. It aims at the empowerment and mobilisation of Indian farmers across the nation...

Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh Says- No Evidence That GM Cotton Cultivation Is Declining Honey Production

“No evidence that GM cotton cultivation is declining honey production”- stated by Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science and Technology in reply to the question in the Rajya Sabha. It has been observed in the...

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Empowering Farmers, Ensuring Food Security: FCI’s Storage Triumph

Ensuring food security for our nation is a top priority, and it all starts with proper storage of food...