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The farmer in his citrus garden along with Mr. Madhu Balan (right), Assistant Director, Agriculture who helped him become financially successful. Photo: Special Arrangement
The Hindu The farmer in his citrus garden along with Mr. Madhu Balan (right), Assistant Director, Agriculture who helped him become financially successful. Photo: Special Arrangement
FARMER’S NOTEBOOK

Plan according to market requirement before cultivation

To become financially successful, a farmer needs to transform his cropping pattern to suit the current market trend.“He should know the requirement of the market and then plan to cultivate t... » 2 comments

Root rot in chilli

Among the fungal diseases, root rot complex of chilli is a serious infestation. In standing plants yellowing and wilting are usually preceded by light to dark brown lesions on the stem adjacent to... »

Management of red hairy caterpillar in groundnut

Collect and destroy the egg masses »
One of the beneficiaries with the goats Farmer's notebook

Mix of crop and animals in farms helps increase income

If some animal components can also be added to the crop production schedule, the chances of a better income increase. » 3 comments

Biological control of black caterpillar in coconut

Biological control presents one alternative to the use of insecticides and is the most effective method to manage this pest on eco-friendly basis. »
CUDDALORE, April 3, 2014

Farmers urge political parties to promise a say in policy matters

As the Lok Sabha elections are round the corner, the Consortium of Indian Farmers’ Associations (CIFA) has urged the political parties to give a promise to the farming community to the effect that... »
Jai Prakash Singh. Photo: Special Arrangement
March 18, 2014

A farmer who has made a difference

A Varanasi farmer, Jai Prakash Singh, is a proud recipient of three awards — two from former Presidents in 2002 and 2009, and the Plant Genome award from the government for his outstanding role in... » 3 comments
Vijay Jardari . Photo: Special Arrangement
March 19, 2014

Uttarakhand farmer’s seed saving movement holds promise

Jardhar village comprises of nearly 26 small hamlets in Uttarakhand. Like hundreds of villages in the country agriculture is a major occupation here.But the village is known for more than ju... » 1 comment