SOURCE: The Times of India Consistent incidents of fog in the mornings for a prolonged are likely to impact the cashew and mango fruit setting process, say agriculture experts. This is especially worrying in the face of the late flowering season which was delayed due to unseasonal rain this month.
SOURCE: Livemint A team of Indian scientists has used tea and banana waste to prepare non-toxic activated carbon, which could useful for industrial pollution control, water purification, food and beverage processing, and odour removal. The newly developed process avoids usage of toxic agent for synthesising activated carbon, thus making the
SOURCE: Jay Pachchigar, Times of India Story books for school children in Chhota Udepur will soon be published on eco-friendly hand-made paper made from banana stems grown in this tribal area. The initiative will pave a new path of sustainability in publishing after a successful pilot project of making hand-made
SOURCE: India Science Wire, Down to earth Pineapple-based agroforestry, traditionally practiced by ethnic Hmar tribe in southern Assam, can be a sustainable alternative to jhum cultivation in northeast India. This traditional practice can provide twin solutions for climate change and biodiversity loss, according to a new study. The study was
SOURCE: Livemint In a major boost to India’s exports of Geographical Indications (GI) certified agricultural produce, a consignment of fibre and mineral rich ‘Jalgaon Banana’ has been shipped to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. About 22 tonne of the GI certified banana was sourced from farmers of Tandalwadi village in Maharashtra’s
SOURCE: Anu Kuruvilla, New Indian Express Hit hard by the lockdown and the unseasonal rain, the district’s farmers — especially those cultivating tapioca and pineapple — are struggling to sell their produce as they continue to be offered prices way below the base rate set by the state government.“With the
SOURCE: The Hindu Pineapple farmers across the State are possibly looking at around 20% rise in fruit production, even as demand has gone up in north India following the winter season and COVID-19 restrictions. Farmers, numbering around 5,000, have brought more area under cultivation, as planters opted out of rubber