Kharif planting: Farmers have begun to speed up sowing of kharif rice in Mysore district of Karnataka. - MA Sriram (file photo)
Kharif planting: Farmers have begun to speed up sowing of kharif rice in Mysore district of Karnataka. - MA Sriram (file photo)

Kharif sowing down on poor monsoon


With sowing of kharif crops almost completed, the total area planted to all summer crops includi... »

UP sugar mills to boycott meeting for fixing cane area


Private sugar millers in Uttar Pradesh have decided to ‘boycott’ a meeting called by the state g... »

Agri-scientists to discuss chickpea promotion at meet


Nearly 250 agriculture scientists are expected to converge here tomorrow to discuss new research... »

Punjab Agricultural University signs MoU with CPRI


Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) on Friday said it has inked a MoU with Central Potato Resea... »

Fertilizer Association pitches for continuing with 2007 gas price formula


In an innovative suggestion, the Fertilizer Association of India (FAI) has suggested that the go... »

Utkal Alumina forms farmers’ club to promote agriculture


Utkal Alumina International Ltd, a subsidiary of Aditya Birla-owned Hindalco Industries, has undertaken a series of initiatives to promote agriculture in Kashipur block of Rayagada district.»

Soyameal exports seen plummeting to decade-low

Our Bureau

Soyameal exports in the current financial year are expected to remain at a decade’s low of just two million tonnes as higher domestic prices have rendered it uncompetitive in international... »

Monsanto awaits clearance to begin field trials in India

Robert T Fraley, Executive Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer,
Monsanto, addressing the Farm Progress Show at Boone, Iowa, US.

MR Subramani

Multinational biotech firm Monsanto Company has said that the Indian path to field trials in genetically-modified crops is complicated and confusing. The Narendra Modi Government must revie... »

Tea prices lose steam at Kochi auction on slack export buying

V. Sajeev Kumar

Tea prices at Kochi auction continue to witness a declining trend. However, good liquoring teas and those which came under the selection of major blenders was firm to dearer. »

Canara Bank partners SFAC to extend credit to FPOs

Our Bureau

Canara Bank has tied up with the Small Farmers’ Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC) to provide collateral free lending to farmer producer organisations (FPOs). Loans will be extended by Canara... »

Coonoor tea auction volume drops

PS Sundar

There will be no auction at Coonoor Tea Trade Association on Friday because of holiday for Vinayakar Chathurthi. Both leaf and dust auctions of Sale No: 35 will be held on Thursday.T... »

Utterly bitterly in Delhi

Harish Damodaran

A milk war is simmering in the National Capital Region involving dairy unions of the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), better known for its Amul brand.At loggerh... »

Upasi annual conference on September 9

Our Bureau

The United Planters’ Association of Southern India (UPASI) will hold its 121st annual conference on September 9. Rajani Ranjan Rashmi, additional secretary, Union commerce and industry mi... »

Coonoor tea auction turnover down 23% in seven months

PS Sundar

The cumulative turnover at the auction of Coonoor Tea Trade Association in the first seven months has fallen by 23.26 per cent over the same period last year.This happened because th... »

North-West may stay variously wet into first week of September

Vinson Kurian

North-West India will witness a sustained showery regime into the first week of September as a battery of western disturbances from across the border interacts with an active monsoon system... »

Kanan Devan to bring 3,000 growers under ambit of Rainforest Alliance

Rains seen tracing back their footprint over parts of North-West

Onion farmers get just 50% of retail price: APMC chief

Abandoned quarries to turn into fish ponds in Kerala

FACT to market agro input products

'Low' weakens as Met points to successor brewing in the Bay of Bengal

Acreage down in kharif crops barring paddy, cotton

NECC seeks to allay fears on antibiotic residue in chicken

New Monsanto offering: Omega 3 fortified soyabean


US biotech firm Monsanto is now trying to connect with consumers of food products with its latest offerings in pipeline.The St Louis-based firm is now looking at introducing soyabeans that a... »

DuPont upbeat about crop protection biz in India

Rik L Miller, Global President, Dupont Corp. Protection Pvt. Ltd.

Harish Damodaran

DuPont says that it will introduce in India one new pesticide product every year over the next decade.These would cover a range of insecticides, fungicides, herbicides and nematicides, b... »

University harvests earthworms for better fertilisers

The vermi-compost unit at Yenepoya University in Mangalore.

AJ Vinayak

The Mangalore-based Yenepoya University has begun using earthworms to convert organic waste into compost. Hareesh Joshy, an expert in vermi-technology, who oversees the implementatio... »

Soymeal exports may fall to decade low of 2 mt in FY15

Our Bureau

Soymeal exports in the current financial year are expected to remain at a decade’s low of just two million tonnes as higher domestic prices have rendered it uncompetitive in international marketpl... »

Spices Board to award license for small cardamom sale


The Spices Board has initiated steps to award license for conducting auction for cardamom for the block years 2014-17. The Board has invited expressions of interest from prospective entrepr... »

Bay delivers again, signals renewed rain spell for peninsula

Vinson Kurian

The Bay of Bengal has erupted again throwing up a low-pressure area on Wednesday, promising a fresh round of wet spell for peninsular India during the rest of the week. This came a d... »

Gujarat’s milk unions dwarf private dairy players

Harish Damodaran

It is a well-known fact that Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) is India’s largest dairy concern.Less known, however, is the size of some of its constituent district-l... »

Dharwad agri university to hold 4-day Krishi Mela next month

Our Bureau 

The University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad (UAS-D), plans to hold its annual Krishi Mela – 2014 for four days from September 27.   According to Dr M. B. Chet... »

Coconut oil expected to cool down after festivals end

V Sajeev Kumar

The Cochin Oil Merchants Association (COMA) is expecting a downward trend in coconut oil prices, after the commodity touched record prices, in Tamil Nadu and Kerala within a couple of month... »

India must increase milk production by 7.8 mt: NDDB

Virendra Pandit

The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) has said India must increase the average incremental milk production from 4 million tons (mt) in the last 10 years to 7.8 mt in the next 8 years... »

FCI sells 1.54 lakh tonnes of wheat on spot exchange

Coonoor tea prices at 1-year low

Traders buy onion from Egypt to bring down prices

Latex skids further on weak buying

CACP recommends Rs 50/qtl hike in wheat MSP

AP to set up 4 bio-fertiliser units

Sugar stocks surge up to 8% as govt hikes import duty


Sitting pretty: (From left) Ajoy Mukherjee, Executive Vice-President and Head-Global Human Resources, Tata Consultancy Services; N Chandrasekaran, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director; Rajesh Gopinathan, Chief Financial Officer; and Phiroz Vandrevala, Director and Head, Global Corporate Affairs, announcing the company’s results in Mumbai on Thursday. - SHASHI ASHIWAL

Lesser revenue seen for TCS’ Japan venture

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Existing contracts, forex fluctuation force IT major to revise estimates »

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