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May 18: Latest Agriculture News

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AgroStar announced their collaboration with Parijat Industries

AgroStar announced their collaboration with Parijat Industries (India) Pvt Ltd, a company known for their quality and cost-effective crop protection products. Through this collaboration, they are happy that their farmers will now have easy access to the products of Parijat Industries (India) Private Limited.

ADORA Tomato listed in the "Top 20 Most Innovative Plant Varieties"

HM.CLAUSE launched over 3,500 new plant varieties in 2020. They are proud to share that their branded ADORA Tomato was listed in the "Top 20 Most Innovative Plant Varieties" by European Seed.

Pulses Import policy revised

The Latest Gazette Notification from the Ministry of Commerce - "Import policy of Toor, Moong & Urad has been revised from “Restricted” to “Free” with immediate effect."

Mr. Jitu Bheda, Chairman OF IPGA, in a direct interaction with Krishi Jagran, said, "Import policy of Toor, Moong & Urad has been revised from “Restricted” to “Free. The policy will be in effect till 31st Oct 2021."

Drone spraying system reduces water usage by up to 96%

Corteva AgriScience and Brazilian drone company ARPAC together developed a drone spraying system. The drones use 10 liters of water per hectare, while with tractors, an average of 250 liters per hectare is used. According to Corteva AgriScience and ARPAC, their system – called “Landvisor AplicAr-S” – is superior in terms of quality, uniformity and precision. It would also provide greater and better range of drops.

Also know about general Indian drone laws.

British Firm Develops GM Fall Armyworm To Save Crops

#Oxitec in collaboration with Bayer Crop Science deploys genetically modified version of Friendly #Fall Armyworm". Fall armyworm is a pest that has invaded farms across Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Now,  U.K-based biotechnology firm Oxitec has developed its genetically modified version to reduce the species’ population. The pest is causing significant damage to economically important cultivated grasses like maize, rice, sorghum, sugarcane, and wheat, along with 75 other crop species.

Gram Vikas and SBI Foundation aims to provide electricity and lighting solutions

Project Vibha by Gram Vikas and SBI Foundation aims to provide electricity and lighting solutions to tribal communities in Odisha. This is to enable families to move on to urbanization through their sustainable initiatives.

AgTech expert calls for sensor focus as part of Government’s budget biosecurity strategy

A leading agriculture expert from CQ University Australia has urged government not to ignore digital technologies in their budget commitment to national biosecurity initiatives. The University has been working with industry for more than five years to research technological solutions to manage livestock disease and welfare risks.

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