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Proponents of organic farming and environmentalists give lots of advice and do nothing, says C.D. Mayee, former Chairman of the Agriculture Scientists Recruitment Board. He was delivering the keynote address at a national symposium on “Recent Trends in Plant Pathological Research and Education,” jointly organised by Indian Phytopathological Society and University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur, on the varsity campus in Raichur on Tuesday.

Published on 5 weeks 4 days ago
Location Karnataka
Publisher http://www.thehindu.com/
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US CHEMICAL manufacturer DuPont is cutting 1,700 jobs ahead of its upcoming merger with Dow. The job losses, announced towards the end of December 2015, will be put in place early this year.

Published on 5 weeks 4 days ago
Location US
Publisher www.tcetoday.com
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The drone can provide more accurate, up-to-date information on crops being grown in different places.

They are more associated with spying, but unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones), will soon be deployed in Uganda to help farmers increase agricultural output and enhance food security.

Published on 5 weeks 5 days ago
Location Uganada
Publisher www.newvision.co.ug
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Published on 5 weeks 5 days ago
Location India
Publisher wap.business-standard.com
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The total area sown under rabi crops as on January 1 stood at 541.12 lakh hectares (lh) – lower than 567.63 lh last year, according to preliminary reports received from the States.

Among the crops that failed to pick up pace are wheat, which was sown on 271.46 lh(293.16 lh) and pulses which were sown on 128.24 lh (131.33 lh), an Agriculture Ministry release said.

Published on 6 weeks 3 hours ago
Location New Delhi
Publisher www.thehindubusinessline.com
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Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat says Community-based Environmental Protection and Enhancement Programme (CEPEP) and Unemployment Relief Programme (URP) workers who fall under his ministry will be utilised in defined areas to support the nation’s farmers.

Published on 6 weeks 3 hours ago
Location Global
Publisher www.guardian.co.tt
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Published on 6 weeks 3 hours ago
Location Madhya Pradesh
Publisher www.thehindubusinessline.com
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Together, their current revenue worldwide exceeds $90 billion.

The specialty products firm, with about $13 billion in projected sales, will combine Dow and DuPont businesses in electronic materials. 

Each company has posted three straight quarters of falling revenue, spurred by the strong dollar and plummeting commodity prices.

Published on 6 weeks 3 hours ago
Location Midland
Publisher oceansidepost.com
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High-priced teas were irregular and lower by ₹3 to ₹5 at Kochi auctions, even as CTC varieties witnessed a good demand in dust category.

Major blenders’ including Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation was active on good liquoring varieties. In sale no 53, the quantity on offer in CTC grades was 10,24,500 kg, which was slightly low compared to last week.

Published on 6 weeks 3 hours ago
Location Kochi
Publisher www.thehindubusinessline.com
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Vintage machinery club enthusiasts says there will be a chance to see agriculture the way it used to be done, with old tractors making hay at a Kairanga  event next year.

The Manawatu Vintage Machinery Club will be holding The Vintage Ag Expo at Kairanga on February 21 and 22.

Published on 6 weeks 1 day ago
Location Kairanga
Publisher http://www.stuff.co.nz/
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