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The variety is capable of producing 8-10 tonnes of green pod per hectare. Photo: Special Arrangement
The variety is capable of producing 8-10 tonnes of green pod per hectare. Photo: Special Arrangement

Thuthukudi farmers grow beans to overcome water shortage

Thuthukudi district in Tamil Nadu is largely rainfed. Cotton, sunflower, maize, pulses, millets are some of the crops grown in the district which has predominantly black soil. Farmers are heavily... »

Seedless cucumber hybrids in polyhouses

The Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) has developed a seedless hybrid cucumber that is ideal for polyhouse cultivation. This is the first such hybrid developed in South India by a public sector... »
GOING ORGANIC:Students of TNAU Horticultural College and Research Institute for Women at Navalur Kuttapattu near Tiruchi undergoing a training on terrace garden.— PHOTO: A. MURALITHARAN CITY PULSE

Farm varsity promotes terrace gardening for kitchen needs

Horticulture research institute offers training to women »
The Mysuru-based Defence Food Research Laboratory has developed products such as tomato ready-to-serve beverage, tomato sambar paste, tomato rasam paste, and tomato curry paste.— PHOTO: M.A. SRIRAM

DFRL comes to tomato growers’ aid

Scientists at the Mysuru-based Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL), a premier food research establishment under the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), have developed a range... »

Farmers plead for supply of hay

Farmers’ representatives of the district have appealed to the district administration to take steps for the supply of hay to livestock, taking into consideration serious scarcity of fodder. They sa... »
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