Green rice leafhopper is scientifically known as Nephotettix virescens which causes discolouration of the leaves and also functions as a carrier for several viral diseases. They lay eggs on the leaves which feed on the foliage. These pests are harmful at all stages of its life.
Brown plant hoppers are brown-coloured or yellowish-brown insects that cause the browning of the crops. They are harmful in all of their growth stages. They infest the plants and function as vectors for other viral diseases as well.
Yellow stem borer is one of the most common pests of paddy. The moth has two varieties, male and female that differ in size and the presence or absence of a black spot. The females are larger with a black spot which is absent in the smaller-sized male moths.
The rice ear head bug is also known as the gundhi bug since it emits a bad odour. These bugs are greenish yellow in colour with slender bodies with a distinct bad odour. Both the nymphs and adults attack paddy and cause damage.
There are over 2000 varieties of tomatoes that are being cultivated in India. India is the second largest tomato producer. In the year 2021, India alone produced about 20.33 million tons. Tomato is not a vegetable, it is a fruit and is further classified as a berry.
The Krishi-Mahotsav: Pradarshani evam Prashikshan was a two-day event organized by the Indian Government in association with the Government of Rajasthan to promote advanced and sustainable agricultural practices in the Kota Division of Rajasthan.
The Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF) is a government program launched on 8th July, 2020 to create an infrastructure for post-harvest management and community farm assets with a budget of Rs 1 lakh crore to be spent by the financial year 2025-26.
With the Budget 2023 presented, the agriculture industry has got some significant share in the form of digital technologies to fund for startups. There are plenty of farmer-centric inclusions in the budget along with some boosts for some new as well as existing schemes.
The farming community as well as the rural population of the country is looking forward to the budget allocations for the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. Being an agrarian economy, improvements and advancements in this sector are crucial for a country like India.