Farm Inputs

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CSIR-CMERI dedicates tractor-mounted spading machine to the nation

CSIR-CMERI dedicates tractor-mounted spading machine to the nation

CSIR-CMERI urged the MSMEs who are having manufacturing facilities for tillage equipment like MB plough and rotavators along with start-ups to take the technology to the Indian small and marginal farmers for maximum utilisation

AgriTech

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Wingsure develops AI-driven mobile insurance app for small farmers

Wingsure develops AI-driven mobile insurance app for small farmers

The initial implementation will focus on India where 50 per cent of households are dependent on agriculture for their living. Wingsure’s mobile platform provides previously inaccessible services to this enormous market

Policy

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APEDA campaigns for start-ups for boosting agricultural exports from Rajasthan

APEDA campaigns for start-ups for boosting agricultural exports from Rajasthan

The programme was organised to support the farmers, agriculture students and other stakeholders in the export-oriented supply chain which generate rural employment

Opinion

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India needs widespread adoption of Artificial Intelligence to improve crop productivity

India needs widespread adoption of Artificial Intelligence to improve crop productivity

We will have to start with building AI-enabled infrastructure. It will be followed up by capacity building and training of farmers on digital technologies including AI and remote sensing, Dr Shivendra Bajaj writes

Allied Sectors

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Samhitha Crop Care Clinics clocks 30% higher yield for citrus crops in Telangana

Samhitha Crop Care Clinics clocks 30% higher yield for citrus crops in Telangana

Samhitha leverages drones, soil telemetry, weather stations, among other modern technologies, along with agriculture experts on the ground who communicate the insights to farmers

Agri Research

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India conducts largest field experiment of ‘mating disruption’ technology to combat pink bollworm in cotton

India conducts largest field experiment of ‘mating disruption’ technology to combat pink bollworm in cotton

The field experiment laid out over 300 acres of cotton fields with the structured tagging of PBKnot thread under the guidance of experts from SABC, Agrovision Foundation and ICAR-CICR