Union Minister of State for Agriculture unveils apps for orchid cultivation in Sikkim

Kailash Choudhary, Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare during his recent visit to the ICAR-National Research Centre for Orchids, Pakyong, Sikkim emphasised on lab-to-land programmes to enable the state to emerge as an organic destination for tourists and consumers.   The min...Read more


Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh proposes Integrated Aroma Dairy Entrepreneurship for J&K

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 met Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Parshottam Rupala and proposed In...Read more


PAU's entomologist urge farmers to be vigilant from pink bollworm infestations

An entomology expert from the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) have advised farmers to keep monitoring cotton fields regularly for pink bollworm infestation. Referring to the history of pink bollworm, Dr Amandeep Kaur, Entomologist, said that the pest was earlier observed on Bt cotton hybrids in Southern India...Read more


PAU conducts Punjab Skills Competition 2021 in florist, landscape gardening category

The Skill Development Centre, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), conducted Punjab Skills Competition 2021 in the skill categories of florist and landscape gardening. The event was organised in collaboration with Punjab Skill Development Mission.Dr Kuldip Singh, Associate Director (Skill Development), informed t...Read more


Shekhar Mande, DG-CSIR takes stock of CSIR’s lavender cultivation at Pulwama

Dr Shekhar C Mande, Director General, CSIR and Secretary, DSIR, recently visited the CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine’s (CSIR-IIIM) Branch Lab in Srinagar and the Institute’s Field Station in Pulwama and took stock of the ongoing activities. Interacting with the women self-help groups and ...Read more


Kerala opens Indo-Dutch CoE for vegetables and flowers

An Indo-Dutch Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Vegetables and Flowers was inaugurated on 5th November 2020 in the Wayanad District of Kerala. The Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the CoE in a virtual conclave. Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Narendra...Read more


ICAR organises Annual Floriculture meet at Thrissur

  The Chief Guest, Dr. T. Janakiram, Assistant Director General (Horticulture Science - I), ICAR outlined the ICAR’s initiatives to strengthen the Agriculture and Floriculture in particular and the importance of documentation of technologies’ impact. He also highlighted the impact of Tuberose var...Read more


World Floriculture Market projected to expand at CAGR of 6.38% by 2024

As per the report, growth factors such as well-coordinated supply chain consisting of growers, auctions, traders, logistics service providers and development of virtual freight and logistics network are expected to drive the market growth given the fast deteriorating rate of cut flowers post-harvest. The report ...Read more