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Agriculture Industry  

FMC Starts Solar Energy Manufacturing Facility in Gujarat 

FMC Corporation announces that it has started harnessing solar energy at its second manufacturing facility at the Panoli Industrial in the state of Gujarat in India. The leading global agricultural sciences company has expanded solar power usage to the second facility after the successful shift to solar energy at its first facility in April last year. 

Also read: FMC Covid-19 relief  

Heranba Acquires Industrial Shed Adjacent to Manufacturing Unit II at Vapi  

Heranba Industries announced that it has acquired industrial shed adjacent to Manufacturing Unit II at Vapi, Gujarat. It was seeking to acquire additional assets adjacent to this Unit-II to enhance its production capacity as well as upgrade its environmental pollution control facilities. 

ITC Supports Setup of 200-Bed Medical Facility in Kolkata for COVID-19 Treatment 

ITC is humbled by the opportunity to support the setup of a 200-bed medical facility in Kolkata by  Medica Super specialty Hospitals for COVID-19 treatment. The Kishore Bharati Stadium, provided  by the West Bengal Govt, was  converted into a makeshift hospital in record 72 hours! 

Global Agriculture  

Columbia Farmers Grow the World’s Heaviest Mango 

Colombian farmers, Germán Orlando Novoa Barrera and Reina Maria Marroquín, managed to break a record after growing the world’s heaviest mango in Guayatá, Colombia, on the San Martín farm. The impressive mango weighed 4.25 kilograms and was certified as an official Guinness World Records title. 

Read more here. 

New Holland Agriculture Wins Three Medals at 2021 SIMA Innovation 

New Holland Agriculture, a global agricultural brand of CNH Industrial N.V. was awarded a silver and bronze medal at the SIMA 2021 Innovation Awards in recognition for its innovations in combine harvesting technology. 

At the 2021 edition of the Edison Awards, New Holland Agriculture was awarded the gold medal for its ground-breaking Loop Master™ knotting technology featured on its BigBaler 1290 High Density and BigBaler PLUS range. The annual Edison Awards recognize excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design and innovation. 

Read more here.  

President of Brazil, H.E. Mr. Jair Bolsonaro opens the 86th ExpoZebu 2021 in Brazil 

The largest Zebu livestock fair in the world, 86th ExpoZebu 2021, has started in Brazil. It has been organized by Brazilian Association of Zebu Breeders - ABCZ in association with Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply. The President of Brazil, H.E. Mr. Jair Bolsonaro, officially opened the fair on May 1.  

Enza Zaden's Spinach Varieties Resistant to New Downy Mildew Races 

The International Working Group on Peronospora in spinach has denominated two new races of the downy mildew pathogen on spinach, 18 and 19. Their tests confirm that a large part of the Enza Zaden spinach portfolio is resistant to these new races. 

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