Cane ryots feel bitter over SAP uncertainty

Even though 2014-15 crushing season began around two months ago the State government has not yet announced crucial State Advised Price (SAP) for the cane. Sugar Commissioner, in his communic... »

Control of leaf spot in turmeric plants

Oct-Nov is the season for the disease »
Neera being tapped on the premises of the Horticulture Department office at Thumbe, on the outskirts of Mangaluru. Photo: H.S. Manjunat

Neera may hit DK, Udupi soon

A pilot neera-manufacturing and packing unit of the State Department of Horticulture has been lying idle in Thumbe on the outskirts of the city for the past three years. If department offici... »
Seventy one participants including farmers took part in a evaluation procedure to check the variety

Traders’ awareness essential for a crop variety to succeed

Whatever hardship a farmer undertakes to grow a crop, it is ultimately the consumer preference that decides its success in the market place. Based on demand from the consumer, a crop is labelled a... »
The average farm household makes Rs 6,426 per month.

Does it pay to be a farmer in India?

What the data shows on farm incomes, and whether farmers can make ends meet »
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Commodity prices

Take a look at the prices of various commodities in Chennai here»