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Wheat crop escapes the worst

Some damage from freak rainfall; Centre seeks reports from States »

Maharashtra promises aid to farmers

With unseasonal rains hitting the farmers of Maharashtra hard over the last weekend, the State government has assured quick damage assessment and aid disbursal.“We are already in the proces... »
This 2012 file photo shows a farmer in the middle of his dry field in Maharashtra. Photo: Vivek Bendre

Sudden rainfall leaves Maharashtra farmers worried

Sudden rainfall over the weekend may have caught Mumbaikars off guard, but for farmers across Maharashtra already stressed with farm suicides and losses it has brought new worries of damage to cro... »

Now, farmers can get information on crop management through SMS

Farmers in Dakshina Kannada can now get information on horticultural crop management through SMS.The Department of Horticulture launched the service about 10 days ago, according to Yogesh H.... »

Controlling rhizome rot in ginger

Rhizome rot, also called soft rot, is one of the most devastating diseases of ginger. Initial symptoms of the disease appear as light yellowing of leaf tips which gradually spread down to the leaf... »
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