Govt launches India’s first NABL-accredited honey testing lab

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated India’s first honey testing lab set up by National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) at Anand. The testing lab will unlock potential for apiarists to not just get domestic business but also take advantage of exports to the US and Europe. Till recently...Read more

BASF launches virtual field tour platform for farmers

   BASF Agricultural Solutions has launched InField Innovation Tours in Canada; a new, interactive tour experience enabling growers to virtually visit trial sites across the country, learn about new, innovative solutions for 2021 and see how products are performing.  “With COVID-19 creating ...Read more

Azotic Technologies to develop & commercialize natural nitrogen fixing technology  

 Azotic Technologies, a UK-based global ag-tech company, to develop and commercialise a natural nitrogen-fixing technology (N-Fix®). N-Fix® is a disruptive technology which has the potential to totally transform agriculture and is unique to Azotic. A marketable product is now being commercialised with...Read more

Indian Veterinary Research Inst. launches new testing kit for FMD

A team of scientists at Indian Veterinary Research Institute is located, Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh state has developed a new mono-clonal antibody and recombinant antigen based ELISA, a rapid testing kit that can be used to detect deadly foot-and-mouth disease, FMD across various species. The disease is a high...Read more

ICAR-CIAE, Bhopal develop RGB-Thermal Imager for crops

A new RGB-Thermal imager for spatial data collection with location coordinates and real time data processing which can be integrated with actuation system for real time communication has been developed and launched by India Council of Agricultural Research, ICAR and Central Institute of Agriculture Research, Bhopa...Read more

Gene editing technology and regulation

Adoption of science and technology in all aspects of life has been the hallmark of modern civilization. We expect technology to address challenges and make our lives easier, the same holds true for technological intervention in farming. The farmers use technology to smoothen the process of field preparation by mec...Read more

BASF ties up with Bosch for smart seeding and fertilizing solutions

Bosch and xarvio™ Digital Farming Solutions from BASF are intensifying their successful collaboration in the development of digital farming solutions. For this purpose, the companies have founded a project house in Curitiba, Brazil. It enables the two partners to combine their joint research and development ...Read more

Origin Agritech collaborates with BRI for GMO Soybean research

Beijing-based Origin Agritech Ltd. an agriculture technology company has entered into a collaboration agreement with Biotechnology Research Institute (BRI), a division of Chinese Academy of Agriculture Sciences (CAAS) to jointly collaborate in GMO soybean research and commercialization.  BRI already has its ...Read more

Pioneer launches mobile tool to identify diseases & deficiencies in crops  

    Pioneer released a major update to its Pioneer Seeds App with a new tool: Threat ID. This technology delivers farmers access to cutting-edge pest, disease and deficiency identification technology for their crops in the palm of their hands.  Threat ID, powered by Plantix, allows farmers to det...Read more

New Holland Agri launches the CH Crossover Harvesting™

New Crossover Harvesting concept integrates outstanding Twin Rotor separation technology with the gentle threshing that is the hallmark of New Holland conventional combines to offer the best of both worlds. Excellent grain and straw quality, outstanding crop-to-crop flexibility and proven reliability. New Holland...Read more

Bayer to reward farmers for generating carbon credits

 Bayer to reward growers to generate carbon credits by adopting climate-smart practices and creating a new revenue stream on-farm / the initiative makes Bayer the first company to develop a transparent, science-based and collaborative approach to a carbon market in agriculture.  Agriculture may now have...Read more

NAAS, India inducts Prof Prabhu Pingali as Pravasi (Expatriate) Fellow  

 Prof Prabhu Pingali, Founding Director of the Tata-Cornell Institute and a Professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University, has been inducted as the Pravasi (Expatriate) Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), India on July 21, 2020. Earl...Read more