EVEN as the farm crisis remains in the news, the discourse is confined to issues like MSP, debt relief, floods, famine and the availability of chemical fertilisers. In the context of Haryana and Punjab, the lopsided crop mix is also highlighted, but the underlying technology is rarely questioned. Vandana...
There’s been an enhanced focus on the agriculture industry in recent months; it seems appropriate to take a look at what makes up a successful operation. Ref, The Progressive Farmer:  “Manchester Farms primarily grows corn, soybeans and wheat now, but it’s seen a lot of changes since it was founded...
2018 Emerging Leader Laura Buckingham was brought up on an arable farm in mid-Suffolk, and worked with independent agronomists during holidays while at high school. She went on to study agriculture and countryside management, and is now an agronomist for Fram Farmers. She is also the voice introducing the OFC Emerging Leader's podcast. To say that OFC18...
Palampur: CSK HP Agriculture University has bagged research projects worth Rs. 25.36 crore recently from Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). Prof Ashok Kumar Sarial, Vice-Chancellor, revealed that a project entitled “Centre for Advanced Agricultural Science and Technology (CAAST) on Protected Agriculture and Natural Farming” under National Agriculture Higher...
It’s not surprising that agricultural technology, and in particular, precision agriculture are becoming crucial tools in a farmer’s arsenal. In order to boost productivity and profitability, farmer’s need to carefully manage where they invest their time and resources. New technologies are making this possible at a scale never before...
India To Witness Remarkable Growth with IoT For AgricultureIt is no secret that the Internet of Things (IoT) is conquering every sector in its path. In fact, it has already changed the face of various industries by introducing innovation, increasing efficiency, and cutting costs of several expensive business operations....
Top left: Joe Collins has been growing industrial hemp for five years. A migrant worker uses a hedge trimmer, right, to cut down the hemp while another woker, bottom, loads the plants onto a truck for transport. - Joe Collins of Mays Lick, a farmer for more than...
With the approval of the Government of Afghanistan, the Republic of Korea and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have joined forces to provide emergency assistance to some 5 800 drought-affected vulnerable farming families in two of the worst drought-affected provinces, Ghor and Badghis. Under the...
In recent years, farming is getting smarter day by day. Fortunately for us, the application of modern Information Communication Technology (ICT) into agriculture is making way for another green revolution.  Thanks to smart technologies replacing traditional methods of farming, we can see widespread improvement in the fields.   Smart farming: Smart farming...
The effects of the climate crisis are becoming apparent as the global temperature rises, ice sheets shrink, and natural disasters increase in frequency. This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story. Gases such as carbon...