Best Agrolife organises awareness campaign to protect paddy crops

Delhi-based Best Agrolife recently organised an awareness campaign at Naultha Village (District Panipat) wherein the company representatives gave hundreds of farmers an awareness session on saving paddy crops from the Brown Plant Hopper attack. The seminar was conducted under the supervision of the Regional Sales ...Read more


Farm Advisory Service Centre, Gangian, Hoshiarpur organises awareness campaign on fall armyworm

A field day on 'Control of fall armyworm in maize' was recently organised in kandi area of Punjab by Farm Advisory Service Centre, Gangian, Hoshiarpur under the aegis of The Director of Extension Education Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana in village Lalota (Talwara). The field day was aimed to make farmers...Read more


Corteva in agreement with Gaïago for biofungicide solutions

Corteva and Gaïago, a biotechnology company, announced a multi-year agreement to validate, develop and commercialise bio fungicides for farmers worldwide.   Through the agreement, Corteva Agriscience receives an exclusive, global testing license and associated optional commercial rights for a novel bio...Read more


PAU, Farm Advisory Service Centre Tarn Taran, BEDF, organise workshop on pesticide-free basmati

PAU, Farm Advisory Service Centre, Tarn Taran in collaboration with Basmati Export Development Foundation (BEDF) recently organised a workshop on 'Safe and Judicious use of pesticides and adoption of good agricultural practices for production of Basmati Rice' on September 3, 2021 mat Algon Kothi (Bhikhiwind) Tarn ...Read more


Best Agrolife acquires Best Crop in Rs 101.6 Cr deal

Agrochemical company Best Agrolife has acquired the strength of backward integration supported with robust R&D Synthesis in the manufacturing of active ingredients of herbicides, insecticides and fungicides by acquiring Best Crop for a Rs 101.6 crore deal. The acquisition will further help Best Agrolife in the...Read more


KVK Kapurthala aware farmers on judicious use of pesticide in Basmati rice

Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Kapurthala under the aegis of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana organised an awareness programme cum workshop on 'Safe and Judicious use of pesticides and adoption of good agricultural practices for production of Basmati Rice' in collaboration with Basmati Export Develo...Read more


Corteva Agriscience, Plantix unveil free pest, disease and weed identification app

Corteva Agriscience has launched a new mobile application (app), Corteva FarmFundi, which provides a digital pest and disease identification guide for farmers across Africa and the Middle East (AME). Once threats are accurately identified using the app, farmers can consult with Corteva’s expert crop scientis...Read more


PAU expert cautions farmers against sucking insect-pest citrus psylla

Fruit science expert of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) Dr Jaswinder Singh Brar has advised the farmers not to use poor quality water for irrigation in Kinnow orchards as it can affect the yield of the crop. He was speaking during the PAU live programme. Kinnow ranks first in Punjab concerning area and produc...Read more


IIL deploys 600+ crop advisors pan India under Mega Farmer Awareness Prog

Insecticides (India) Ltd (IIL) has deployed more than 600 crop advisors across India. In the FY 2021-22, the crop advisors will help more than 10 lakh farmers to understand every aspect related to crop protection ranging from seed treatment to pest, weed and disease management. The service to promote the judicious...Read more


Dr TM Manjunath joins WBF's advisory committee

Dr TM Manjunath, often referred to as the 'Father of Commercial Biocontrol and IPM in India' has joined the Advisory Committee of the World BioProtection Forum (WBF) to help drive the organisation’s activities and advance the bio protection sector globally.Dr Manjunath is a versatile agricultural entomologis...Read more


EPA to stop use of pesticide chlorpyrifos on foods

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will stop the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos on all food to better protect human health, particularly that of children and farmworkers.In a final rule released recently, EPA is revoking all tolerances for chlorpyrifos, which establish an amount of a pesticide that is...Read more


PAU holds workshop on research activities undertaken for rabi crops

The Research and Extension Specialists Virtual Workshop for rabi crops was recently held at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), under the aegis of the Directorate of Extension Education. More than 300 participants including senior officers, joint directors, chief agricultural officers, officers, scientists, exte...Read more