AGRI-BIZ & COMMODITIES
CLIMATE & WEATHER
Expected rainfall cut by a tad as Pacific warms
Updated long-range forecast for the southwest monsoon has pegged back the rainfall realisation for the June-September season to 92 per cent of the long period average (LPA). Earlier in April, the India Meteorological Department's (IMD) ...
HORTICULTURE/FRUITS & VEGETABLES
Cold-tolerant tomato gene
Dr William Selvamurthy, through Field Research Laboratory (FRL) at Leh, has done yeoman service to Ladakh region by greening Leh and around through agro-forestry research. The FRL has developed hybrid variety of different vegetables that can grow ...
`Post-harvest technologies can help tomatoes'
Farmers must be educated as to when and how to pick, store the harvest
Tea Board to join hands with Colombo auction centre
For introduction and implementation of electronic auction
Kochi tea steady
There was a steady trend at the Kochi tea auction that had 9,57,000 kg of dust tea on offer. The market opened steady to firm and retained that sentiment as the auction progressed. High grown orthodox dust varieties remained steady while ...
Gold may test resistance level
Gold futures rallied sharply higher on Friday on short-covering finishing at a three-week high in a holiday-shortened session. Month-end and quarter-end window dressing and speculative buying before a US market holiday on Monday and Tuesday, also ...
Bullish signals for palm oil
Malaysian crude palm oil futures ended sharply higher on Friday due to stronger soya oil prices and helped by talks of Chinese buying. Decline in exports or a revision higher in base import prices of palm in India did not affect the sentiment in ...
Copper may spurt on China factor
Support from declining inventories
OILSEEDS & EDIBLE OIL
Weakness could persist in guarseed
Guarseed futures prices may continue to rule weak this week on lack of fresh buying from exporters and local players amid some offerings by stockists on reports of rains in Rajasthan and Haryana. Guarseed July contracts (expiring on 20th) on ...
`Centre to allocate 8 lt maize for poultry sector'
SPICES & CONDIMENTS
Pepper futures continue to soar
Pepper futures market continued to soar on anticipation of increased demand from overseas. The week witnessed a sharp increase ranging from Rs422 to Rs629 a quintal for all the contracts. During the past two days, there was no demand from ...
Chilli may recover
Red chilli futures prices may recover from lower level this week on emergence of fresh buying support from stockists amid reduced supply, despite reports of stray buying enquiries from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, traders said. Red chilli LCA 334 ...
Turmeric seen weak
Turmeric futures prices may continue to rule weak this week on some speculative selling and continued offerings by stockists, traders said.Turmeric July contracts on NCDEX were down Rs 100 to Rs 2,300 a quintal (ex-Nizamabad). In the physical ...
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