Category Archives: Crops

Insurance companies are encouraged to include applicants in the crop insurance scheme

Karnataka Minister tells insurance companies not to set up their offices on the premises of the Ministry of Agriculture The government of Karnataka has ordered insurance companies to include the names of farmers’ family members as candidates while providing crop insurance coverage under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY ). Agriculture Minister BC Patil […]

Corteva adds Lumiderm to the LumiGen family of seed treatments

The seed has its greatest genetic potential for yield by the time it arrives on a grower’s farm. Brad Van Kooten, Pioneer Seed Treatment Category Leader at Corteva Agriscience, explains that the role of seed treatment is to help protect and optimize this genetic potential – and this is especially important for growers who wish […]

Last Week’s Rain And This Week’s Humidity Are Great For Crop Growth, But Also For Pathogens | Allen County

Only a month ago, dry weather affected agriculture in our region. Now, the rain we received last week could be a game-changer, but also bring its own challenges. Northwestern Ohio saw 1-4 inches of rain over a three-day period last week. Corn and soybean fields that saw higher amounts could suffer from puddles, which could […]

Pests destroy more than 50% of agricultural crops each year – Operators

More than 50 percent of the crops produced in Nigeria by farmers are destroyed by pests each year, the Pest Control Association of Nigeria has said. He said destruction usually occurs before and after the harvest period, stressing that it has become crucial to find ways to reduce these agricultural losses. PECAN Abuja Chapter President […]

Genetically modified crops: godsend or scourge – myRepublica

Due to the continued cultivation of modern high-yielding hybrid varieties and GM crops, there may be risks of genetic erosion resulting in the loss of our ancestral native seeds. This may have a more negative effect on countries like Nepal where people practice informal seed systems that mainly depend on seeds produced on their own […]

Fly ash from Bihar power plants wreaks havoc on human health and crops: study

Villagers and farmers residing around the Kahalgaon Super Thermal Power Plant are reeling from the constant fear of damage to their health and crops due to mismanagement of fly ash generated during power generation. Research organizations Asar Social Impact Advisors, Research on Energy and Clean Air and Manthan Adhyay Kendra recently published a study entitled […]

Report: Indiana farmers planted more cover crops than ever

Cover crops can improve water infiltration into the soil and some, like legumes, are also natural fertilizers. (bmargaret / Adobe Stock) (Indiana News Service) There’s good news for soil conservation efforts in a new survey from the Indiana Conservation Partnership: Farmers across the state have planted about 1.5 million acres of cover crops l ‘last […]

Manure is a multivitamin for crops

Thomas is retired from the William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute and President of Oak Point Agronomics Ltd. Wiersma is the Alfalfa Business Manager at Corteva Agriscience. Research conducted by the USDA Agricultural Research Service at its Idaho station found higher crop yields where cattle manure had previously been applied. The value of manure for […]