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GEO TAGGING AGRICULTURAL ASSETS

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The Agriculture Ministry on 3rd July, 2017 joined hands with the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), a wing of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), to geo-tag agricultural assets. Besides, ponds, crop area, warehouses, laboratories would also be geo-tagged for their real-time monitoring and effective utilisation. The Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna (RKVY) of the Agriculture Ministry and NRSC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard here. Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh told the media here the move would help bring transparency in governance due to real-time monitoring and utilisation of agricultural assets. "At present, officials provide information on...

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This 700-Year-Old Farming Technique Can Make Super Fertile Soil

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It's folly to imagine that agricultural improvements move in a straight line; there are always things we can learn from very old techniques, whether that's closed-loop farming or, as a new study shows, a 700-year-old soil enrichment method. It might seem counterintuitive, but tropical forest soils are, almost universally, terrible for farming. That’s due primarily to the insanely dense amount of life in these environments: In less alive forests, dead plant and animal matter has time to decompose and leach its nutrients into the soil. But in the tropical forest, huge numbers of insects, fungi, and bacteria devour any decomposing matter before...

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Farmers to shortly receive insurance amount under Fasal Bima Yojana

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Centre released ₹172 crore to Dharwad district for kharif crop loss last year, says Pralhad Joshi Farmers who had to suffer crop loss in the district owing to drought in the last rabi season, will shortly receive crop insurance money under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), Pralhad Joshi, MP, said. Speaking to media persons at a press conference organised in connection with the third anniversary of BJP-led NDA government at the Centre here on Tuesday, Mr. Joshi said the Centre had already released ₹172 crore to the district for the kharif crop loss last year and 89,000 farmers...

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Dairy Farming Business Plan Guide

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Dairy Farming Business Plan – Introduction to Dairy Farming:- No matter what the season is and no matter what the place is “There is always great demand for milk” in India. Due to the population increase and consumption of milk tremendously increasing day by day. The rising unemployment and people who are looking for starting a dairy farm in recent years is almost doubled. Milk production in India is expected to grow at about 3 to 4% every year. There are many people who want to get into small scale or large scale dairy farming business. However, due to lack of...

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New predatory bugs for tomato: More control with less damage

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The predatory bug Macrolophus pygmaeus has been used successfully for pest control in tomato crops for decades. However, high population densities can cause serious damage to the fruits and flowers. Wageningen University & Research, BU Greenhouse Horticulture started a project to study new species of predatory bugs that reduce risks on crop damage, and at the same time, effectively control pests. The first achieved results look promising.Species of predatory bugsPredatory bugs are essential for biological pest control in tomato crops, particularly for the control of whiteflies. The predator Macrolophus pygmaeus has been applied successfully for many years in greenhouse crops....

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