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Sugarcane Farmers taking food on premises of sugar factory as crushing started at Sangareddy in Medak. Photo: Mohd Arif
The Hindu Sugarcane Farmers taking food on premises of sugar factory as crushing started at Sangareddy in Medak. Photo: Mohd Arif

A bitter pill for sugarcane farmers

Factories refuse to offer anything more than Rs. 2,600 per tonne, the price that was fixed last year. He found fault with the farmers’ unions stating all that they did was for publicity and not for ad... »

Control of Tikka disease in groundnut

The groundnut leaf spots (early leaf spot and late leaf spot) commonly called as “Tikka” disease cause nearly complete defoliation and yield loss up to 50 per cent or more depending upon... »
A labourer picking cotton in a field which has redgram as intercrop in Ada village of Asifabad mandal in Adilabad District. Photo: S. Harpal Singh

Red gram may bring cheer to farmers

Agriculture officials expect the yield to be between eight and nine quintals per hectare »
The entire family of the farmer is involved in farming work. Photo: M.J. Prabu

Assured, monthly income alone can retain youth in agriculture

Agriculture still lacks the glamour of a full-time job for young people to take the plunge. »
Unseasonal rains decimated Phulchand Tambe's two-acre soybean crop in Deolali village in Osmanabad district. Photo: Shoumojit Banerjee

For Osmanabad’s soybean farmers, a winter of discontent and devastation

While 2012 and 2013 were bad-rainfall years, recent showers in the rain-shadow Marathwada region have extensively ruined acres of soybean crop. »
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