Distribution of seed minikit of pulses to boost production: Union Agri Minister

  Union Agriculture Minister in a written reply in Lok Sabha mentioned that seed minikit of pulses have been distributed to the farmers of major pulse growing states under the National Food Security Mission (NFSM). The district-wise allocation and distribution of seed minikit are being managed by the respect...Read more


Union Agri Minister lays foundation stone of Plant Authority building

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar laid the foundation stone of the Plant Authority building at Pusa, New Delhi. On this occasion, Tomar said that the rights of farmers are being protected through Plant Authority. With this, the farmers can get rights over their traditional vari...Read more


MIT researchers device ways to protect seeds from stress of water shortage

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have come up with a process for protecting seeds from the stress of water shortage during their crucial germination phase, and even providing the plants with extra nutrition at the same time.   The process, undergoing continued tests in collabor...Read more


Dhanuka Agritech launches novel herbicide TORNADO

Dhanuka Agritech has launched a novel herbicide for Indian farmers, TORNADO a comprehensive solution for weeds in oilseeds crops. The pan India launch of TORNADO will help farmers protect crops from unwanted weeds. TORNADO is a broad-spectrum herbicide for post-emergence control of Broadleaf & Narrow-leaf...Read more


Seed industry players reach consensus on commercialization framework for new traits

The seed industry through National Seed Association of India (NSAI) and Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII) reached a consensus on the commercialisation of a framework for new traits for the development of superior plant varieties which will benefit the farmers. The consensus developed through consultation...Read more


Solvay completes acquisition of Bayer’s global seed coatings business

Solvay and Bayer have recently announced the successful closing of Solvay's previously announced acquisition of Bayer’s global Coatings Business, with facilities in Méréville, France, and tolling operations in the US and Brazil. The business is recognised globally for seed coating and seed enha...Read more


Govt of India dedicates climate-resilient special trait crop varieties to nation

The Government of India has given special attention to providing an impetus for growth and employment in the farming sector. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during a recently held press conference has mentioned the release of climate-resilient special traits varieties. A total of 21 varieties of rice, peas, mi...Read more


Bioheuris, GDM partners to develop soybean varieties using gene editing

Argentina based Bioheuris, an agbiotech start-up that uses synthetic biology and gene editing for improved crop management, and GDM, a leading global soybeans genetics powerhouse, today announced a collaboration agreement to develop high yielding varieties using gene editing technology. Through this collaboration,...Read more


ICAR-DRMR signs MoU with Advanta

The ICAR-Directorate of Rapeseed-Mustard Research, Bharatpur, Rajasthan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with  Advanta/UPL Limited, Hyderabad for the non-exclusive Licensing of Rapeseed-Mustard Hybrid - NRCHB-506.Dr PK Rai, Director, ICAR-DRMR, Bharatpur, and Dr Shailesh Kumar, Representative, UPL L...Read more


BASF launches new melon variety for European market

 BASF is breaking new ground in the melon market with the creation of a new type of melon called Sunup. The external colour of its skin is golden, and the internal flesh colour is orange making it a unique proposition. The fruit itself is firm and juicy with a sweet taste as it has a high Brix value. It close...Read more


SABC, Agrovision Foundation launch Project Bandhan for combating pink bollworm

The South Asia Biotechnology Centre (SABC) in collaboration with Agrovision Foundation, Nagpur, has launched Project Bandhan: A Knot of PBW Protection to embrace the cutting-edge innovation by tagging PB Knot to protect the cotton plant from devastating pink bollworm (PBW) (Pectinophora gossypiella).   ...Read more


BASF unveils seed brand name for hybrid wheat

BASF has launched its new brand name for hybrid wheat seeds, Ideltis. “Ideltis stands for our commitment to hybrid wheat and the transition of the wheat crop system in the long term,” said Vincent Gros, President, BASF Agricultural Solutions. “With Ideltis, we are unlocking the full potential of...Read more