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May 28: Top Agriculture News of the Day

Shipra Singh
Shipra Singh
Fruits and vegetables

Although the Coronavirus pandemic seems to be stuck since last year, the world is changing rapidly. As people continue to consider home as the most preferred destination at present, companies and media houses endeavour to contribute towards easing out the Covid pandemic as much as they can.  

At the same time, the agricultural world strives to do its best despite huge losses, unfavourable conditions, cyclones, and shutting down of major mandis. Farmers are a determined lot. As Mother Nature shows her fury, farmers try to appease her by working harder on their farms and tending to Mother Earth with hopes higher than ever.  

Here is a set of top news from the agricultural industry compiled by our KJ staff.  

BASF Digital Farming and Pessl collaborate to boost fruit and vegetable production 

BASF Digital Farming and Pessl Instruments have signed an agreement to collaborate globally on R&D activities to improve pest management in fruits and vegetables and thus boost the production. BASF Digital Farming and Pessl Instruments expect the pest recognition and monitoring service for grapes and pome fruit. The service will be available from 2022. 

CSC Agriculture Platform launched on May 26 through their FB live 

CSC Agriculture platform was launched on May 26 through a live program at 11:00am on CSC Facebook page. The esteemed speakers were Dr. Dinesh Tyagi, MD, CSC SPV, Mr. Sanjay Kumar Rakesh, CEO, CSC, SPV and Mr. M.C Dominic, Editor-in Chief, Krishi Jagran & Agriculture World. In an interaction with Krishi Jagran, Mr. Sanjay Kumar Rakesh, CEO of CSC, said, “CSC has decided to work with farmers in a comprehensive manner.” 

Read more here: https://krishijagran.com/news/launch-of-csc-agriculture-platform-an-incredible-event-for-farming-community/

UPL scales up ProNutivaSada Samrudh Groundnut Program in Gujarat 

UPL Ltd. announced the scaling up of its ProNutivaSada Samrudh Groundnut program in Gujarat.  The program aims to increase the productivity and enhance the quality of groundnut crop by applying sustainable agronomy practices including proper training, technology interventions and farm mechanization.  

Ashish Dobhal, Regional Head of India, UPL Ltd, said, “UPL has always endeavored to holistically and sustainably improve each crop, and this program has done just that. The results of our groundnut program in Gujarat have been great not only because of the increased yield but also because of the reduction in cost for the farmers, proving to be extremely beneficial.” 

Indian Government releases 3rd advance estimates of major agricultural crops 

The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has released the Third Advance Estimates of production of major agricultural crops for 2020 to 21. The total food grain production is estimated at 305.44 million tonnes. 

Bayer Crop Science reported doubling of its profit to Rs 61.9 crore 

Bayer Crop Science reported doubling of its profit to Rs 61.9 crore for the March 2021 quarter. The company's profit had stood at Rs 31.5 crore during the corresponding quarter of 2019-20.  Its revenue from operations during January-March 2021 jumped 59.95 % to Rs 733.7 crore, compared with Rs 458.7 crore in the year-ago period. 

Also read: https://krishijagran.com/industry-news/bayer-organizes-covid-19-vaccination-drive-for-its-employees/ 

Zuari Agro Chemicals witnesses Rs 2.5 crore loss due to Cyclone Tauktae 

Zuari Agro Chemicals witnesses an Rs 2.5crore loss due to Cyclone Tauktae's impact on its Goa plant. Zuari Agro said, "we would like to inform you that the damages caused by Cyclone - Tauktae to the fertilizer plant at Goa including loss due to material lost is approx. Rs 2.5 crore only." 

MOFPI_IIFPT announces ODOP Webinar on 11th June 2021 

As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, MOFPI_IIFPT announces One District-One Product Webinar on Onion Processing and Value Addition on 11th June 2021. 

To watch video, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVsMF5yKuBU

 

Sonalika sets up PSA oxygen plant at St. Stephen's Hospital 

India's fastest growing tractor brand Sonalika has pledged to extend vital support to the on-going relief efforts at the St. Stephen's Hospital Patients Welfare Society, New Delhi, to support India's fight against COVID-19. Raman Mittal, Executive Director, Sonalika Tractors, said, "Difficult times demand collaborative and extraordinary efforts from all. There is a pressing need to step up the relief efforts and support the healthcare system to save everyone possible during these challenging times. 

Voice of Basai by Krishi Jagran next program on May 28, 2021 

Vipin Saini, Associate Editor of Krishi Jagran, will do a live interaction with Bhagirath Choudhary, Founder & Director of South Asia Biotechnology Centre in our program Voice of Basai by Krishi Jagran on May 28, 6:00 pm on Krishi Jagran Facebook page. The theme will be ‘Unlocking Opportunity for the High Quality Spices of Western Dry Region.’ 

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