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LESS LABOUR: The harvestor consumes one litre of diesel per hour which a farmer can easily afford. Photo: Special Arrangement
The Hindu LESS LABOUR: The harvestor consumes one litre of diesel per hour which a farmer can easily afford. Photo: Special Arrangement

Efficient, labour-saving machine for harvesting and cleaning turmeric

Among various cash crops, turmeric has a potential market value all through the year since it is mainly used as a value added product. Erode is a turmeric cultivating hub in Tamil Nadu and... »

New early maturing garlic variety

Generally garlic varieties developed by different organizations take about 130-270 days to attain physiological maturity. There is no variety available for growing during Kharif season having earl... »
Farmers in Mandya district have got a bumper yield and rexpect to produce at least four lakh quintals of tomato this year.

Farmers happy as tomato prices shoot up

Tomato growers in Mandya district are cheerful as their produce continues to fetch remunerative price for the last two weeks. Department of Horticulture officials say that tomato price has been on... »

Govt. mulls use of radiation tech to preserve vegetables

The government proposes to adopt radiation technology developed by the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) for improving the shelf-life of fruits and vegetables especially onions, potatoes and tom... »
Farmers drying Maize by the roadside in Kurnool. Photo: U. Subramanyam

As India consumes more and more maize, search on for better varieties

Scientists are trying to develop heat stress resilient, high-yielding and nutritionally enriched maize varieties to face the challenges of global warming »
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