Palm oil imports records 90% fall in March: SEA report  

    Refined palmolein imports have plunged drastically following the government putting RBD Palmolein under the restricted list, according to trade body Solvent Extractors’ Association of India (SEA). The Centre had put RBD Palmolein under the restricted list with effect from January 8, 2020. SE...Read more

ICL launches organo-mineral fertilizer range

Israel Chemicals Ltd has recently announced the launch of Gronamic – a new range of organo-mineral fertilizers. The Gronamic range comprises various analyses and particle sizes and is designed for all types of fine and coarse turf. UK sales and development manager Ed Carter said: “The introduction of ...Read more

BASF India suspends select manufacturing operations across country

Chemical maker BASF India recently said it has suspended manufacturing operations across the country except certain essential services.   In a regulatory filing, the company informed that "due to the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) and in compliance with the directives of the government of India/s...Read more

CNH Industrial suspends European assembly operations until April 17

In light of the continuing emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, CNH Industrial announced today that the majority of its European assembly operations will remain suspended until April 17.    Logistics hubs, and the related industrial and supply operations, remain operational to guarantee as timely...Read more

Summit Agro USA launches Verdepryn insecticide and Timorex Act fungicide  

   Summit Agro USA has recently announced the launch of two new products – Verdepryn 100SL insecticide and Timorex Act fungicide. Verdepryn insecticide allows growers to maximize both yields and crop quality by providing exceptional broad-spectrum insect control in pome fruit, stone fruit, grapes,...Read more

Indian Bank launches new products to support farmers, poultry players  

The Indian Bank has launched three new products to support farmers, poultry players and the workforce in the informal sector during the current crisis triggered by the outbreak of dreaded Covid-19 virus. Under the IND Covid Emergency Agro-Processing Loan, agro-processing units can avail 10 per cent of the working...Read more

Govt adds warehouse-based trading module in the e-NAM platform.

The government has recently added two new features on the electronic national agriculture market, also known as e-NAM platform so as to make it more convenient for growers to sell their produce at warehouses & collection centres established by farmer producer organizations (FPOs). Narendra Singh Tomar, Agricu...Read more

Sugar production goes down by 22% than previous Year- ISMA Report 2019-20  

SMA (Indian Sugar Mills Association) has recently come up with the report of estimate sugar production across the states in 2019-20. As per reports, 457 sugar mills started crushing operations during 2019-20 SS. This was 70 less than the 527 mills, which operated last year. As on 31st March 2020, 271 mills had s...Read more

ADAMA records $1 Bn growth in sales in fourth quarter

ADAMA Ltd, a world leader in crop protection industry, has recently reported a record-breaking fourth quarter with over $1bn in sales – touching $4bn sales for the year. ADAMA has a world domination with the widest and most diverse portfolios of active ingredients, the state-of-the art R&D, and manufactu...Read more

IFFCO contributes Rs. 25 Crore to PM-Cares Fund to fight Covid-19 pandemic  

     Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd. (IFFCO) contributed an amount of Rs. 25 Crore to the PM-CARES Fund in service of the nation. In order to strengthen the country’s efforts at fighting against Corona Virus “COVID19”, IFFCO has humbly contributed the amount.  &n...Read more

Precision Labs Introduces 'Seed-Applied Water Management Product'  

    Precision Laboratories introduces new technology with a seed-applied water management product. HydraLink is a product formulated to provide an optimal moisture environment around the seed for improved germination and emergence, stand establishment and yield.  Precision is known for irrigation...Read more

Agri-supply chain startup Ergos Bags $5 Mn from Aavishkaar Capital  

     Bengaluru-based agritech startup Ergos has raised INR 35 Cr ($5 Mn) in a Series A funding round from Aavishkaar Group’s equity investment arm Aavishkaar Capital.  The Series A funding was expected to be a ₹100-crore round with an Aavishkaar Capital Limited Partner and a technolog...Read more