Bayer Crop Science to partner with Pinduoduo for Smart Agriculture Competition

Bayer Crop Science will partner with Pinduoduo for its annual Smart Agriculture Competition. Tomato has been chosen for this year’s competition. For the competition, Bayer Crop Science will provide the seeds of the Delisher cherry plum tomato for cultivation. The company will also offer its crop protection e...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

India extends full support to UK for COP26

Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Bhupender Yadav extended India’s full support to the UK for COP26 to be held in Glasgow in November this year. Yadav stated that India is always committed to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Framework and its Paris Agreeme...Read more

Leading biocontrol experts join World BioProtection Forum

World BioProtection Forum has appointed two leading bio protection regulatory experts, who were involved in developing the US regulatory system and have unrivalled expertise and experience in guiding the sensible development of new guidelines.    Kellye Eversole, President of Eversole Associates and Ex...Read more

Cargill, AeroFarms partner for research on cocoa production

Cargill has entered a multi-year research agreement with vertical farming pioneer and leader AeroFarms aimed at improving cocoa bean yields and developing more climate-resilient farming practices.   “Environmental challenges and growing demand for cocoa products are placing increased pressure on the g...Read more

ICS 2021 with Invest India to initiate dialogues on clean energy

The 'International Climate Summit 2021' (ICS 2021), an initiative by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Environment Committee, has partnered with Invest India. It is one of the world's most awarded investment promotion agencies and a co-organiser for the hybrid event scheduled for September 3, 2021. This g...Read more

GROWMARK, Indigo Ag collaborates to expand Carbon Farming opportunities  

     GROWMARK, a farmer-owned cooperative focused on the success of its customers, and Indigo Ag, a company leveraging nature and technology to unlock economic and environmental progress in agriculture, announced a joint effort to spur participation in the growing market for agricultural carbon. U...Read more

ICAR-IISWC, Research Centre, Udhagamandalam signs MoU with TNAU for knowledge sharing

The ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil & Water Conservation, Research Centre, Udhagamandalam, Tamil Nadu signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Agricultural Engineering College & Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.   Dr N Kumar, Vice-Chancellor of ...Read more

MNRE, UNIDO launch GEF-funded loan interest scheme to promote biomethanation in waste-to-energy sector

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE),  Government of India (GOI) in association with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) launched the loan interest subvention scheme for the demonstration of innovative industrial organic waste to energy b...Read more

PAU urges farmers to adopt roof top water harvesting

Punjab Agricultural University recently organised a discussion on rainwater harvesting for farmers. Dr Rajan Aggarwal, Head, Department of Renewable Energy Engineering, said that urbanisation has seen a rise during the last 10 years. He added, “This has resulted in houses covering the land. Moreover, suffici...Read more

Danone, Brightseed partnership to discover health benefits in plants using AI

Leading global food & beverage company Danone and biosciences company Brightseed, creator of Forager artificial intelligence (AI) that maps and predicts the health impact of plant-based compounds, have announced a partnership to advance Danone’s plant-based expertise. Through a multi-year strategic colla...Read more

Farmers to be largely benefitted by agro-automatic weather stations: Govt

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said that India Meteorological Department (IMD) has undertaken installation of Agro-Automatic Wea...Read more