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RICE
TN farmers told to sow medium varieties of samba seeds
WITH the announcement of release of water from Mettur dam from August 12, the Department of Agriculture, Thanjavur, has recommended the sowing of medium-term varieties of samba seeds to enable timely harvesting of the crop. The samba seeds ... More

CULTIVATION
Drip irrigation contract
HYDERABAD: Netafim Irrigation India Pvt Ltd, a manufacturer of drip irrigation systems, has been awarded the contract to install drip irrigation systems on 15,690 hectares of land in the second phase of Andhra Pradesh Micro-Irrigation ... More

AQUACULTURE
Gamut of fishing
Beginning with the primitive catamaran to the modern trawler, all sorts of fishing vessels are seen in the Visakhapatnam fishing harbour.

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POWER
Free power may lead to illegal connections in Maharashtra
BY deciding recently to provide free power for all farmers effective July 1, regardless of the capacity of their pump sets, the Maharashtra Government may trigger several developments not easy to cope with: A spate of new applications for new ... More

RUBBER
Sunny days take sheen off rubber
SPOT rubber prices fell sharply on Tuesday. The rubber-growing region witnessed two sunny days after continuous rains for over a week. Anticipating this is as a sign of improved weather, traders sold rubber and the market reacted sharply in ... More

TEA
Indian tea cos woo Pak buyers
LEADING tea companies on Tuesday displayed their best cups of tea in a bid to woo buyers from Pakistan . At a tea-tasting session, representatives of Tata Tea, Hindustan Lever, Goodricke, Eveready, Jay Shree Tea, Warren Team AFT and several ... More

WATER
Borewells won't drill a hole in AP ryots' pockets anymore
In case of failure of borewells, the drilling firms should claim compensation from insurance companies. More

BIO-TECH & GENETICS
Govt to set up single window body for GM crops
THE Centre will put in place a single window regulatory body by January next to consider permission for cultivation of genetically-modified crops in the country, according to the Minister of State for Science and Technology, Mr Kapil Sibal. ... More

No rib-tickler this
Activists of Greenpeace holding a demonstration outside FICCI headquarters against the International Conference on "Agricultural biotechnology ushering in the second green revolution" . They were mocking at the conference's attempt to promote ... More

COTTON
Cotton institute to develop Bt strains
The institute is hopeful of releasing varieties that are resistant to American bollworm, spotted bollworm and pink bollworm. More

Free power to AP farmers
HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh Minister for Agriculture, Mr N. Raghuveera Reddy, said that 23 lakh families were being directly benefited by the State Government's decision to provide power free of cost to the agricultural ... More

OILSEEDS & EDIBLE OIL
US, India soya crop may be lower than forecast
GOING by current indications, however incipient, history made in 2003 could repeat itself this year in the US, world's largest producer of soyabean; and if it does, the international vegetable oil market may witness another frenzied price ... More

CASHEW
Q1 cashew exports up
CASHEW kernels exports have increased by Rs 150 crore on rising demand and prices during the first quarter of this fiscal to Rs 542.33 crore. In terms of volume, there has been an increase of 7,666 tonnes to 28,857 tonnes from 21,191 tonnes ... More




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