Farm Inputs

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Crystal Crop Protection acquires cotton, mustard, pearl millet and grain sorghum hybrids from Bayer India

Crystal Crop Protection acquires cotton, mustard, pearl millet and grain sorghum hybrids from Bayer India

This acquisition will strengthen Crystal’s field crop seed business and make it a strong integrated agri-input player. The company expects this business to contribute 10 per cent of its annual turnover

AgriTech

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AgNext, NAFED apply AI-based traceability in Arunachal’s kiwi supply chain

AgNext, NAFED apply AI-based traceability in Arunachal’s kiwi supply chain

During the packaging process for retail distribution, each box of kiwis is labelled with a QR code through which one can access the complete inspection report along with key traceability and quality parameters

Agribusiness

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APEDA hosts buyer-seller meet in Mirzapur to boost agri-exports from Purvanchal

APEDA hosts buyer-seller meet in Mirzapur to boost agri-exports from Purvanchal

Senior officials from UP government, Mirzapur district administration, APEDA, IRRI, ICAR and representatives of exporter associations, FPOs and other stakeholders attended the meeting

SLCM bags FICCI Sustainable Agriculture Award 2021

Policy

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India covers 59 lakh ha area with micro-irrigation under PMKSY

India covers 59 lakh ha area with micro irrigation under PMKSY

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana scheme is operational in India from 2015-16 which focuses on enhancing water use efficiency at the farm level through micro-irrigation

Opinion

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Gene editing revolutionising agriculture through improvement in crops

Gene editing revolutionising agriculture through improvement in crops

Crop breeders using gene editing applications are trying to further enhance the nutritional value of their crops, extend the shelf life, and improve how it is processed in order to achieve a higher market value, Dr Shivendra Bajaj writes

Allied Sectors

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Precision farming start-up Samhitha Crop Care Clinics raises $1.5M

Precision farming start-up Samhitha Crop Care Clinics raises $1.5M

The company plans to leverage these funds to accelerate advisor onboarding and team expansion. The funds will further boost Samhitha’s plan to solve market linkage challenges for the farmers and amplify their profitability

Agri Research

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Gene editing revolutionising agriculture through improvement in crops

Gene editing revolutionising agriculture through improvement in crops

Crop breeders using gene editing applications are trying to further enhance the nutritional value of their crops, extend the shelf life, and improve how it is processed in order to achieve a higher market value, Dr Shivendra Bajaj writes