Agriculture in India

As per the 2010 FAO world agriculture statistics, India is the world’s largest producer of many fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, major spices, select fibrous crops such as jute, staples such as millets and castor oil seed. India is the second largest producer of wheat and rice, the world’s major food staples. India is the […]

Furniture Is Made Out of Mushrooms

Inspired by mushrooms, Sebastian Cox is making furniture from fungus. Eighteen months after first finding two sticks held together by fungus, Cox stood holding a fully formed, fungus-made lamp and stool in his workshop in southeast London. A furniture maker by profession, Cox has focused on making wooden goods with minimal environmental impact and as […]

Indian mangoes dropping early after cyclone

After the recent cyclone ravaged many farms in Tamil Nadu, farmers are still suffering the after effects. Farmers in Muthalamada are reporting that their mangoes are falling much earlier than normal and are rushing to harvest the early bloomers. ‘‘Though there is no expert confirmation on the role of Vardah at Muthalamada, the situation is […]

What drones can do in agriculture ?

Drones are the vehicles known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) Drone technology will give the agriculture industry a high-technology makeover, with planning and strategy based on real-time data gathering and processing. Following are the ways aerial and ground-based drones can be used throughout the crop cycle: Soil and field analysis: Drones can be instrumental at […]

IARI releases 7 new varieties of crops

In a sign of the strength of India’s public research institutions, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) released seven new varieties of field crops including wheat, rice, chickpea, pigeon pea and mustard and identified 11 varieties of high-yielding agricultural and horticultural produce during 2015. All these varieties are not just resilient to several biotic (living organism […]