Corteva help farmers with hybrid millet seeds to increase yield, enhance livelihoods
20-Jun-2022 - 0 Comments.
Observing the “International Year of Millets 2022-23” and to address the demand for adequate food, nutrition, and livelihood security while combating climate change, global agriculture company, Corteva Agriscience is focused on engaging the next generation of farmers through its hybrid millet seeds and modernizing the key agricultural attributes to support them in growing what matters.
Ankur Seeds launches world's first GMS based Indian bean hybrids
24-May-2022 - 0 Comments.
In order to solve problems in crop cultivation practices, Ankur Seeds has successfully launched World's First GMS Based 'Indian Bean (Dolichos) Hybrids'.
Farmers purchased more than 1100 quintals of Pusa seeds
14-Mar-2022 - 0 Comments.
On the second day of the Krishi Vigyan Mela organized by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, thousands of farmers from all over the country took benefit of the Mela.
Govt supplying quality seeds, fertilizers at reasonable price, says agri minister
10-Feb-2022 - 0 Comments.
The primary responsibility for disaster management rests with the State Governments. The State Governments provide financial relief to the affected people in the wake of notified disasters from the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF), already placed at their disposal.
Bayer to speed global development of vegetable seeds varieties at expanded R&D Center in Spain
18-Nov-2021 - 0 Comments.
Bayer signals its commitment to delivering high quality cucumber, melon, pepper and eggplant seeds faster to growers around the world with the announced expansion of its Vegetable Seeds R&D Product Design Center in San Nicolás, Spain.
Bayer to launch organic vegetable seeds portfolio enabling greater access to certified organic market
04-Oct-2021 - 0 Comments.
Bayer has announced that it will expand its vegetable seeds offerings under the new Vegetables by Bayer umbrella to include organically produced seed.
ICAR focus on elevation of Agriculture Technology; benefiting farmers
21-Jul-2021 - 0 Comments.
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is continuously working to upgrade technology and provide quality seeds to farmers. During this process, the advancements made in the agricultural sciences both within India and outside are considered for their replication under suitable farming situations.
Bayer brings Yellow Gold 48 watermelon variety in India
21-Jun-2021 - 0 Comments.
Bayer has launched India’s first-ever yellow watermelon variety, ‘Yellow Gold 48,’ under its Seminis brand of high-yielding vegetable seeds. The unique yellow watermelon has been developed from superior germplasm as part of Bayer’s global R&D efforts.
Disastrous consequences of surge in cultivation of illegal HtBt cotton, FSII & NSAI write to government
20-Jun-2021 - 0 Comments.
Quality seeds for farmers is the first step towards growing quality produce and better yield. Research and development ensure that the challenges faced by farmers are resolved and they get better varieties to fight pests and diseases.
Govt prepares roadmap for self sufficiency in pulses, oilseeds
05-Jun-2021 - 0 Comments.
The seed minikit Programme was launched by agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar recently by distributing seed minikits (higher yielding varieties of seeds) to farmers.
Govt focused on providing quality seeds to farmers, states get funding for setting up seed processing-cum-storage godown units
09-Mar-2021 - 0 Comments.
The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare is implementing farmer’s welfare scheme ‘Sub-Mission on Seeds & Planting Materials’ to produce and supply quality seeds to farmers to enhance production and productivity in the country through various components namely Seed Village Programme, Establishment of Seed Processing- cum- Seed Storage Godowns at Gram Panchyat Level, National Seed Reserve, Boosting Seed Production in Private Sector and Strengthening of Quality Control Infrastructure Facilities.
Agdhi introduces vision based intelligence in agriculture
11-Jan-2021 - 0 Comments.
Agdhi, an agritech startup based in Bengaluru has introduced vision-enabled AI-based technology in agriculture. It has launched machine learning and computer vision techniques in detecting the defects in the seeds and crops thus enabling the farming community to get quality seeds and crops.
Bayer launches mini seed packs for home garden segment
10-Dec-2020 - 0 Comments.
Bayer is entering India’s home garden segment with mini packs of its Seminis Vegetable Seeds. The home garden segment is vastly underserved with limited choices for farmers.
Bayer partners with BigHaat for last mile delivery of agri-inputs
30-Nov-2020 - 0 Comments.
Bayer CropScience Limited has signed a partnership with BigHaat, a leading agri-input e-commerce platform to enable last-mile delivery of Bayer’s seeds and crop protection products directly to farmer’s doorsteps.
NCDEX to re-launch natural whitish sesame seeds futures contract
01-Sep-2020 - 0 Comments.
India’s leading agri commodity exchange, the National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX), is ready to re-launch the Natural Whitish Sesame seeds (‘til’) futures contract, thereby, adding one more product to its oil seeds portfolio.
Utkal Tubers appoints agri food industry veteran Vinod Bhat as CEO
29-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
Zephyr Peacock backed potato seeds company, Utkal Tubers, has announced the appointment of Vinod Bhat as its new chief executive officer (CEO).
Need for biotechnology crops in India, writes seeds federation director
23-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
The ongoing pandemic has brought forward our vulnerability to food crisis, especially with our increasing population. In addition, the challenges of future, will be much different than the ones in past because of factors like climate change, reduced availability of land and water, soil degradation and changing food preferences of people.
Manipur farmer growing vegetables using corrugated galvanized sheets
11-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
The vegetables seeds mostly are small in size. They are first sown in the nursery beds for better care and then transplanted in the fields
Indian Railways operating 134 trains for transporting perishable commodities since CONVID-19
11-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
Indian Railways has identified 67 routes (134 trains) for Parcel Special Trains since the start of the lockdown for perishable commodities including fruits, vegetables, milk and dairy products and seeds for agriculture purpose
Utkal Tubers eyes 50,000 tons of high yielding, disease resistant seed potatoes by 2022
20-Dec-2019 - 0 Comments.
Bengaluru-based potato seeds firm Utkal Tubers India Pvt. Ltd, plans to ramp up its annual production to 50,000 tons of high-yielding, disease-resistant seed potatoes across Gujarat, Assam, Punjab, UP, Haryana and Karnataka over the next three years.
Bayer in exclusive talks with BASF to sell vegetable seeds business
07-Mar-2018 - 0 Comments.
Bayer is in exclusive talks with BASF on the sale of its entire vegetable seeds business.
India to establish 150 Seed Hubs for pulses, Indian agri minister
05-Dec-2017 - 0 Comments.
India has taken up the initiative for the establishment of 150 Seed Hubs for pulses, ensuring timely availability of sufficient quantity of quality seeds, Indian agriculture and farmers welfare minister
Necessary to promote hybrid seeds of improved varieties to cope with global climate change
26-Dec-2016 - 0 Comments.
It is imperative to develop hybrid seeds of improved variety for the areas of varied agricultural climate so as to sort out the problems emerging due to global climate change, Indian agriculture & farmers welfare minister, Radha Mohan Singh said
India declares change in tariff value of palm oil, crude soyabean oil
16-Oct-2016 - 0 Comments.
India has announced that it has changed the rates of crude palm oil, RBD palm oil, others – palm oil, crude palmolein, RBD palmolein, others – palmolein, crude soyabean oil, poppy seeds and areca nuts notified.