Hi-tech farming takes root in Kerala

Hi-tech farming takes root in Kerala

“It has been a long wait and I am happy now,” says Aneesh N Raj, excited about the arrival of seeds of butter lettuce and bok choy from Holland. The 36-year-old, winner of the Kerala State award for the best hi-tech farmer of 2017-18, has four polyhouses, and aquaponics and hydroponics farms on 50 cents […]

Lumpy skin disease: The deadly pandemic that has taken root among India’s bovines

Lumpy skin disease: The deadly pandemic that has taken root among India’s bovines

This will have a devastating impact on the country, where most dairy farmers are either landless or marginal landholders and milk is among the cheapest protein source A strange but familiar fear has prevailed over the village of Kammana in Kerala’s Wayanad district since the beginning of the year. It was much like what the residents experienced […]

Bagerhat Betel leaf farming hit hard by root rot, fungal diseases

Bagerhat Betel leaf farming hit hard by root rot, fungal diseases

Fungal diseases affect both betel leaf and stem of the plant in Bagerhat Dhaka Tribune Sources from the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) in the district said a total of 1,105 hectares of land have been used for crop farming this season Many cultivators of betel leaves (paan) in Bagerhat are going through difficult times […]