Consumer expenditure supports processing way more than farmers: Studys

Based on an approach originally applied to the US, researchers implemented a standardised method to evaluate the importance of food value chains between farmers and consumers. This yardstick was applied to data from 2005-2015 on 61 middle and high-income nations that account for 90 per cent of the global food econ...Read more

BASF launches broad-spectrum fungicide for the greenhouse and nursery

  BASF has introduced Avelyo™ fungicide for the greenhouse and nursery market. Avelyo fungicide is powered by the active ingredient mefentrifluconazole, providing commercial growers with broad-spectrum protection from difficult diseases with exceptional plant safety.  Avelyo fungicide provides co...Read more

ICAR-NRCM develops P-MART tech for hygienic meat production

The ICAR-National Research Centre on Meat, Hyderabad has recently designed and fabricated an innovative Portable Meat Production and Retailing Facility (P-MART) for the hygienic meat production from the small ruminants. The P-MART’s operation has been validated and also a patent appl...Read more

ARIES study to accurately estimate black carbon over Himalayas

Accurate estimation of black carbon (BC), the second most important global warming pollutant after CO­2, will now be possible using optical instruments in the Himalayan region. Thanks to a parameter called the mass absorption cross-section (MAC) specific to the Himalayan region that scientists have estimated. ...Read more

Hitachi ABB launches transformers for floating offshore wind power

 Headquartered in Switzerland, Hitachi ABB Power Grids today launched a portfolio of transformer products for offshore floating applications, designed to overcome the challenging offshore environment and withstand the physically demanding conditions on floating structures. The portfolio will enable much great...Read more

ICAR-IISR bags patent for Black Pepper micronutrient formulation

The ICAR-Indian Institute of Spices Research, Kozhikode, Kerala has recently received the Patent (No. 367654) for the Micronutrient Formulation for Black Pepper. To overcome the micronutrient deficiencies and meet the physiological and metabolic requirements of the spice crops, the Institute developed crop-specif...Read more

ICAR-CMFRI provides Sea Cage farming tech to Tamil Nadu fishermen 

The implementation of the demonstration of Open Sea Cage Farming Technology of Marine Fishes along the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay by the Mandapam Regional Centre of ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Tamil Nadu succeeded in enabling the fishermen beneficiaries under the Institute to reap a rich har...Read more

ADAMA introduces novel fungicide formulation to  improve crop yield

ADAMA, a leading global crop protection company, is introducing a novel proprietary formulation technology that delivers improved penetration efficiency and excellent systemic movement in plants, resulting in higher efficacy in ADAMA's prothioconazole-based products. ADAMA's novel fungicide formulation based on t...Read more

BizVibe indentifies drones crop monitoring as major trend in agriculture

    BizVibe, the modern B2B platform dedicated to connecting global buyers and sellers has recently identified the increasing focus on drones for crop monitoring as a major trend for the crop production support industry. The popularity of using drones for crop monitoring is rising, as it allows farmers...Read more

Bionema launches patented biocontrol kit for agriculture and turf pests

Bionema Ltd, a leading biopesticide technology company, has been granted a UK patent for a unique pest control solution that provides safe and sustainable protection from larval insect pests. This is a particularly timely innovation, when leatherjackets and chafer grubs – both of which can be controlled by ...Read more

Corteva, Elemental Enzymes collaborates for abiotic stress mitigation tech

      Corteva Agriscience and Elemental Enzymes, a life sciences company that develops novel biotechnology and enzyme solutions, has announced a multi-year global agreement around a unique abiotic stress mitigation technology. Through the agreement, Corteva receives an exclusive license to Eleme...Read more

Bayer selects 24 scientists for Bayer 2021 Grants4Ag awards  

 24 proposals, designed to accelerate precision agriculture, reduce chemicals to enhance soil health or fight pests to preserve biodiversity, make up this year’s Bayer Grants4Ag winners. The successful researchers will receive grants (ranging from 5,000 to 15,000 euros) to fund their projects. Bayer wil...Read more