Wednesday 3 August 2016

India's Prominence in Horticulture Sector

India's Prominence in Horticulture Sector

Do you know?
  • India is the second largest producer of fruits and vegetables in the World
  • India is the largest producer of mango, banana, coconut, cashew, papaya, pomegranate etc.
  • India  is the largest producer and exporter of spices
  • India  ranks first in productivity of grapes, banana, cassava, peas, papaya etc.
  • India's  export growth of fresh fruits and vegetables in term of value is 14% and of processed fruits and vegetables is 16.27%

Source: ICAR

Progress in kharif sowing in India during 2016

Progress in kharif sowing in India during 2016 

Crop    Area sown in 2016-17  Area sown in 2015-16
Rice                           231.9                225.0037
Pulses                        110.3                 78.2
Coarse Cereals          150.8                144.8
Oilseeds                    159.8                148
Sugarcane                  46.8                 45.9
Jute & Mesta               7.5                  7.7
Cotton                        92.3                 102
Total                         799.5                752.2
(Area in  Lakh hectare)

N:B:Source: Press Information Bureau & Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of India

Saturday 6 February 2016

Early maturing Pigeon pea variety developed by IARI scientists

New and early maturing Pigeo pea variety called PADT-16 (Pusa Arhar Determinate) has been developed by IARI scientists. The new variety is  determinate early maturing type and matures in 120 days and produces 20 quintals per hectare.
          It is good news for arhar farmers of the country.

Friday 5 February 2016

Technologies for Next Generation Farming

Forbes reports that Four technologies that..... “Technology that promises to unleash agricultural productivity is here today. The combination punch of advanced mathematics, automation, advancements in sensor systems and next-generation plant breeding are setting the stage for the next Green Revolution, which is what we need to ensure a sustainable future”. These four technologies are as follows:-
1. The mathematics revolution
2. The sensing revolution
3. Putting it together with automation

4. Next generation plant breeding for corn