Lazy crops and beyond

Lazy crops and beyond

View(s): File picture of an organised agriculture farm. There are, what are called, ‘lazy crops’ in this country including many fruit and vegetable varieties, as many would testify. They are the crops that you can plant and forget, and then go for the harvest after a couple of months or years, depending on the […]

Salinity in Coastal Areas: Alternative crops ignite farmers’ hope

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

People living by the Kirtonkhola river in Barishal noticed in March this year that the river’s water had become unusually salty. After an electrical conductivity test, Department of Environment officials confirmed what the locals have been saying. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. They said the sudden rise in salinity […]

Dry weather worrisome for fruits, crops in Rajshahi

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Fruit growers and traders are concerned about this year’s yields as the sudden nor’wester damaged over 20% of the buds in the region Dhaka Tribune On top of the shortage of rainfall, a recent windstorm made things worse for farmers in the northern region of Rajshahi Soil of the vast crop lands and fruit orchards […]

Breeders developing doubly resistant brinjal varieties

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Bt brinjal, a genetically modified eggplant variety, was developed to fight fruit and shoot borer (FSB) that used to cause colossal crop loss Reaz Ahmad/Dhaka Tribune Fruit and shoot borer-resistant Bt brinjal reaches out to 65,000 farmers in 7 years, work underway to achieve bacterial wilt resistance   Starting with only 20 farmers in 2014, […]

Can native crops heal our country?

Tom Melville

news, national, Before wheat was wheat, it was a grass. It was introduced to Australia, and every year it struggles against our dry and fickle climate. But we do have native grasses that First Nations Australians have cultivated for years, like kangaroo grass. Over millennia its grain was ground to make dough for damper. It’s […]

Commission demanded to ensure fair prices for crops

Horse-drawn carriages only means of transportation still!

Speakers at a programme on Thursday said introducing crop insurance, creating database of farmers, simplifying the lending process and popularising mechanised agriculture are crucial for safeguarding marginal farmers. They also suggested that the government establish a ‘price commission’ to ensure fair prices for crops aimed at encouraging the farmers to use modern technologies and equipment […]

World Bank helps agricultural productivity in Bangladesh

World Bank helps agricultural productivity in Bangladesh

The World Bank today approved $120 million to help Bangladesh improve food security by enhancing climate resilience and productivity of irrigated agriculture and fisheries. The Climate-Smart Agriculture and Water Management Project will rehabilitate and modernize public Flood Control, Drainage, and Irrigation (FCDI) infrastructures. This will help improve irrigation and drainage service over 115,000 hectares where […]

Faith brings ag community together for ‘Blessing of the Crops’

Faith brings ag community together for 'Blessing of the Crops'

The Bulloch County Agriculture Arena was the new setting Friday for the annual “Blessing of the Crops” event that spiritually launches the growing year for local farmers. Sponsored each year by the Agribusiness Committee of the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce, more than 125 people enjoyed the sun-filled, cool morning to pray for a bountiful […]