Crop insurance compensation to the tune of ₹1.03 crore has been sanctioned under Prime Minister Fasal Bima Yojana for 1,890 farmers in the district for the kharif season of 2019. An Agriculture Department official said crop insurance of ₹13.42 lakh had been sanctioned for cotton, ₹2.47 lakh for groundnut, ₹87.29 lakh for maize, ₹33,000 for paddy and ₹860 for gingelly.
The farmers of ar-Rūj plain, west Idlib province, suffer from a shortage of water irrigation, which led to a decrease in the cultivated areas, especially the tomato growing areas. Tomato cultivation, a strategic crop, was affected by several factors, including high cultivation costs, sales of medicines, and fertilizers in US dollars, as well as the spread of broomrape disease.
A USDA News Release States: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced changes to several crop insurance policies improving options for producers, including introducing a new Quality Loss Option, a new unit structure assignment option for Enterprise Units (EU) and new procedures for Multi-County Enterprise Units (MCEU).
Today marks the latest release of the AHDB Planting and Variety survey results, providing planted area estimates for the 2020/21 season. This season has cast many challenges to UK growers. Starting off with the rain soaked end of 2019, we saw winter planted acreages decline in favour of later spring drilling options.
UC Riverside scientists have found the first substance capable of controlling Citrus Greening Disease, which has devastated citrus farms in Florida and also threatens California. The new treatment effectively kills the bacterium causing the disease with a naturally occurring molecule found in wild citrus relatives.
Residents of Pooyamkutty in Kuttampuzha panchayat have approached the forest department seeking steps to ensure safety of lives and property in view of increased presence of wild elephants in the area.According to ward member Francis Antony, elephant herds have been entering the village almost every night causing extensive crop loss to the farmers.
The fall armyworm has recently been reported in some northern parts of Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. The pest is being monitored to see its potential impacts on the local agricultural. The fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) is native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas.
The past weekend was characterized by hail and strong winds in various parts of Italy. As meteorologist Maycol Checchinato reports, "when temperatures remain high for a few days, the arrival of cool air generates instability, storms and whirlwinds." "Cherries and apricots have been heavily damaged by hail on July 3rd.
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