Seed majors form association to promote R&D, respect for IP

Amiti Sen

Ten top seed producing companies in India such as Bayer, Monsanto, Dupont Pioneer, Mahyco and Shrir... »

Seed industry association split on cards?

KV Kurmanath

The seed industry is rife with speculation that the National Seed Association of India (NSAI) is br... »

Monsanto withdraws RRF citing uncertain regulatory environment

India first allowed GM cotton cultivation in 2002 by approving Monsanto's single gene Bollgard I technology. File Photo

K V Kurmanath

Seed companies rally behind MNC’s move to pull out weed killing technology »

And now, rent a tractor on demand in Karnataka

Arvind Kumar, CEO, Trringo, at a press conference in Bengaluru on Thursday

Our Bureau

Soon, farmers in Karnataka will be able to rent a tractor and other farm implements in much the sam... »

Active blenders’ participation lifts tea prices at Kochi auctions

V. Sajeev Kumar

Active blenders’ participation on good liquoring varieties has lifted tea prices at Kochi auctions t... »

Bumper onion crop leaves Maharashtra farmers in tears

Rahul Wadke

At ₹500-800 a quintal, they’re not even recovering input costs »

Agri venture Krishi Star raises seed funding

Our Bureau

Mumbai-based agri-business start-up Krishi Star has raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from Artha Venture Challenge, Menterra Social Impact Fund and Upaya Social Ventures. The venture helps... »

Edible oils up on firm markets

Our Correspondent

Firm overseas markets on the back of a price increase by local refineries lifted imported palmolein and soya refined oil by ₹7 and ₹1 each on Wednesday. Sources said imported oils gained on firm ove... »

MCX copper breaks key support levels

Yoganand D

After testing the key support at ₹320 per kg for almost two weeks, the copper futures contract traded on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) declined decisively below it on Tuesday. The contract fell... »

ISMA foresees a balanced supply and demand situation for sugar next year

B.LINE: Abinash Verma, DG, ISMA addressing a press conference, in the Capital on Nov. 28, 2013.
Photo: Kamal Narang

Pronoynath Banerji

With rising sugar prices and a good monsoon, the sugar sector is looking at better days ahead. BTVI spoke with Abinash Verma, Director General, Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA), on the outlook ... »

CMFRI inks pact with varsity to boost marine life research

V Sajeev Kumar

The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) is keen on boosting its research activities in marine biodiversity, with a special focus on the Gulf of Mannar. Towards this, CMFRI has sign... »

Centre to consider socio-economic factors in GM crop assessment

Farmers in Karnataka carrying out a violent demonstration by destroying the paddy field of DuPont’s GM rice in Bengaluru Rural (file picture)

Amiti Sen

With the debate on genetically modified (GM) crops getting intense, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) is considering the option of putting in place guidelines for socio-economic assessmen... »

Tobacco farmers seek representation at talks

Our Bureau

Tobacco farmers have appealed to the Centre to allow them to take part in the upcoming Framework Convention on Tobacco Control’s (FCTC) Conference of Parties (COP7) meeting, scheduled to be held in In... »

Allow us to take part in WHO meet: Tobacco farmers

KV Kurmanath

Tobacco farmers have appealed to the Union Government to allow them to take part in the upcoming Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Conference of Parties (COP7) Meeting scheduled to be he... »

Chasing the monsoon

Tina Edwin

NCDEX rejects 50% coriander on quality issues

Rains may not affect standing soyabean crop in M.P.

Meeting on banning sugar futures

Punjab farmers want crop insurance only if it is a freebie

ICRISAT, IIMR, Karnataka govt to promote millets

Branded ragi in the offing

Soya, maize, redgram cut into cotton area in Telangana

kharif sowing continues to be robust as monsoon stays favourable

Tea prices gain steam in Kochi sale on blenders’ support

V Sajeev Kumar

Active blenders’ participation in good liquoring varieties has lifted tea prices at the Kochi auctions this week. The CTC dust market opened ₹2-4 a kg dearer and appreciated further to the tune of ₹5... »

As health conscious customers seek exotic fruits, IG International taps into demand

Virendra Pandit

One person’s misfortune may be another’s luck. The high incidence of dengue fever in parts of India has, in recent years, increased the sale of kiwi fruit in the country. Indeed, the business of impor... »

Crude palm oil futures may touch ₹600 per 10 kg


In 2016, the price of Crude Palm Oil (CPO) in the futures market jumped more than 36 per cent, while refined soy oil jumped 10.3 per cent from its lower level in January. The increase in prices of edi... »

Monsoon leaves South high and dry


Paddy, cane and plantation crops may be affected »

ICRISAT, SAARC arm sign pact

K V Kurmanath

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) have signed an agreement here on Wednesday. SAARC’s Agricult... »

Sugar prices decline

Our Correspondent

Sugar prices declined by ₹5-10 at Vashi on Tuesday, as producers sold the commodity ₹10-20 lower amid a sharp drop in futures prices. Naka rates were steady. Arrivals at Vashi were 61-62 truckloads ... »

Coonoor auction: 93% of tea volume sold

Our Correspondent

As much as 93 per cent of the 11.71 lakh kg offered for Sale No: 33 of the Coonoor Tea Trade Association auction was sold despite the average prices rising to a five-week high of ₹92.82 a kg, as dema... »

Rubber Board to encourage block production

V Sajeev Kumar

The Rubber Board has received approval to encourage block rubber production, which is expected to mark a new channel for rubber processing in the domestic sector. At present, block rubber production ... »

Quality awardfor ReMS

Our Bureau

Rashtriya e-Market Services (ReMS), which operates the electronic trading platform at the regulated agricultural markets of Karnataka, has bagged the Quality Council of India’s DL Shah Award-Platinum ... »

Selling pressure cools off oils

Our Correspondent

Edible oils market ruled weak on higher selling pressure led by bearish overseas and domestic futures. On the BCE, groundnut and soya refined oil declined by ₹10 and ₹5 per 10 kg each. Palmolein gain... »

NCML to launch e- platform to trade warehouse receipt

Fresh wave of heavy rain seen lashing East, Central India

Revisit four-decade-old Handloom Reservation Act: Silk Board Chairman

Green shoots sighted in farm sector growth

Villgro funds agri start-up GRoboMac

Dry South Peninsula drags overall rainfall figure into deficit

No plans to shift Tea Board out of Bengal: Commerce Secretary

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