CIMMYT ties up with JASS China for screening facility of fungal wheat diseases  

The CGIAR Research Program on Wheat (WHEAT), led by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) and the International Centre for Agriculture in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), recently announced a partnership with the Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences (JAAS) in China to open a new screening facili...Read more


India’s rice output to set yield benchmark

There is much to rejoice for the India paddy farmers as this year's monsoon has been abundant and the government has increased the buy price of the new-season crop. Keeping in view the excellent rainfall and government’s hike in price for the crop, farmers have increased the acreage of paddy cultivation.&nbs...Read more


Telangana set to become new ‘Rice Bowl’ of India

In these unprecedented times, Telangana comes bearing good news for the agricultural sector. The state announced that paddy procurement in the State has crossed 1 crore metric tonnes (MT) mark. Paddy procurement in Vaanakalam (monsoon crop) and Yasangi (winter crop) seasons accounted for 47 lakh MT and 65  la...Read more


Govt sets up ‘Rice Export Promotion Forum’

The centre has set up a new body – Rice Export Promotion Forum (REPF) to give further impetus to rice exports, under the aegis of the Agricultural and Processed Foods Export Promotion Development Authority (Apeda). India, the second largest producer of rice in the world and the only agri-commodity from India...Read more


Adani Agri Logistics dispatches 30,000 tonnes food grains for PMGKAY  

 Adani Agri Logistics Limited (AALL), a part of the Adani Ports and Special Economic Zones Ltd, has facilitated the dispatch of 30,000 tonnes of foodgrains during the lockdown. This is equivalent to feeding over 60 lakh people across different states in India like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Bengal, e...Read more


Wheat production may cross 113 mn tonnes: Skymet Report

According to the crop estimate report  recently released by private weather forecasting firm Skymet ,wheat production during the current rabi season could be a record 113.66 million tonnes, nearly 10 per cent more than the 103.6 mt output in the previous year, while gram output could be 8 per cent higher at 1...Read more


FCI conducts e-auction under OMSS for uninterrupted supply of wheat and rice

FCI (Food Corporation of India) has started conducting e-auction under Open Market Sales Scheme (OMSS) for providing wheat to the empanelled roller flour mills/state government to ease the supply constraint in the market. In the last e-auction held on March 31, 2020, bids for 1.44 LMT wheat have been received. In...Read more


ARI scientists identify bacteria capable of methane mitigation in rice plants

Scientists at the Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), Pune, an autonomous institute under the Department of Science & Technology (DST), have isolated 45 different strains of methanotrophic bacteria which have been found to be capable of reducing methane emissions from rice plants.  Methanotrophs metabolis...Read more


UP state Govt offers huge subsidy on wheat storehouses

      Recently, the state government of Uttar Pradesh decided to give subsidy on the storehouse of wheat for the proper storage of wheat. Farmers have also completed the sowing of Rabi from the last week of October to November 15. Rabi crop which includes hard wheat, indigenous gram, linseed and ...Read more


NYU Abu Dhabi Institute researchers develops drought & disease resistant "Basmati rice 334"

Abu Dhabi, UAE – As the most important food crop on the planet, rice plays a critical role in global food security. Following a breakthrough in genome sequencing, NYU scientists are now hopeful that this vital crop can be made more resistant to drought and disease.  The research, partly supported by NY...Read more


Arcadia Biosciences receives U.S. Patent for 'High Fiber Wheat'

Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. announced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company a patent for a yield-improving allele for high fiber, resistant starch wheat. This innovation, which represents the latest patent in Arcadia’s U.S. Patentnon-genetically modified (non-GM) wheat varieties, was dev...Read more


Heinrich Heine University ink MoU with ICAR to fight rice diseases in India

Each year, bacterial and fungal diseases in rice lead to devastating losses for Asia’s agricultural sector. Researchers working with Prof. Dr. Wolf B. Frommer at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in New Delhi plan to work together closely i...Read more