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Rice, oilseeds sowing makes more headway
OILSEEDS may be headed for a record output going by current sowing trends, even as good progress has been made in rice, pulses and coarse cereals coverage. A 26 per cent excess rainfall has aided the coverage during the week ended September 3, ... More

UK organic farming firm scouting for partners
The company uses bio-culture and local products to develop organic products suited for a specific crop. More

COMMODITIES


Acrylic fibre demand seen rising
"Threats and opportunities are largely equal for the acrylic fibre industry." More

PESTICIDES


ASIA-PACIFIC CROP PROTECTION CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION 2003
Rice scientists focus on bio-control
RICE plant is the target of attack by over 100 species of insects and pathogenic organisms. While the average yield losses span from 5 per cent to 15 per cent over large areas, total crop failure due to pest and ... More

Agro-chemicals sector takes monsoon shelter
INDIA'S crop protection industry, impacted by an erratic monsoon season in the previous year, is seemingly on a recovery path following widespread rains bringing in more land under cultivation. However, it is not an ... More

RUBBER


Rubber posts smart gains
RUBBER rates rose on Thursday reacting to the persistent buying from the covering group. All the grades posted handsome gains and RSS 4 rose to Rs 49 against Rs 48.50 as on Wednesday. Market sources expect the rates to firm up further. ... More

BIO-TECH & GENETICS


`Rice research expanding to meet growing demand'
"Rice research is geared up to surmount the technological challenges in breaking the genetic yield barrier." More

COIR


Workshop on use of dyes in coir products
A NATIONAL level workshop on `Developing natural dyes for use in coir products' will be held on October 18 in Alappuzha. The Coir Board is organising this workshop to highlight the research work done by Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi on ... More

OILSEEDS & EDIBLE OIL


Adani Wilmar to set up 1,200 tpd refinery — To expand edible oil biz; focus on export
ADANI Wilmar Ltd is eyeing 40 per cent growth in its turnover for the current fiscal at around Rs 1,750 crore, primarily from expanding its branded edible oils business. Having touched 100 per cent capacity utilisation with its existing edible ... More

GENDER


Land-based activity training for women
MADURAI: The Tamilnadu Corporation for Development of Women has decided to focus on training of women owning small and marginal holdings, in land based activities with a view to improving their status. According to the official sources ... More

WTO


India for rectifying distortions in world farm trade
INDIA on Wednesday said the commitment by the developed countries to rectify distortion in world agriculture through their hefty subsidy policies to their farmers alone hold the key to resolving the differences among the WTO members. In a ... More

EVENTS


Crop protection meet to focus on modern practices
THE IV Asia-Pacific Crop Protection Conference & Exhibition-2003 is being organised jointly by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Pesticides Manufacturers & Formulators Association of India (PMFAI) at New Delhi on ... More

NATURAL CALAMITIES


Karnataka: Gram panchayats empowered to implement relief measures
CONCERNED over the growing number of suicide by farmers, the Karnataka Government on Thursday decided to involve village panchayats in implementing the various relief packages announced earlier. Briefing media persons about the decisions ... More
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