With the prevailing weather likely to cause an outbreak of rice blast disease, the Agriculture Department has issued advisory to farmers in the district to take prompt measures if symptoms of the disease manifest in the samba paddy crop. Given the experience over the past few years, when the blast disease adversely affected yield, the department advised farmers to opt for disease-resistant varieties and avoid cultivation of highly susceptible varieties such as improved white Ponni and BPT-5204 (Andhra Ponni).
Cotton growers in Indian state of Maharashtra would get compensation ranging from Rs 6,800 to Rs 37,500 per hectare depending on the extent of damage to their crops due to pink bollworm. Cotton is cultivated on around 41 lakh hectares this year in Maharashtra, and it is estimated that 25 per cent to 50 per cent of the crop is damaged due to the pest attack.
Over the past few days, samba and thalady crops in thousands of hectares have been submerged in the district. The north-east monsoon continued to remain vigorous over the Cauvery delta region, especially Nagapattinam district, on Saturday. Most parts of Nagapattinam district were battered by heavy rainfall for the sixth consecutive day on Saturday.
Oliver Rodríguez has been thinking for a month about the damages that Nate left after it passed through over his sugarcane business. More than 50% of his plantation was reduced to branches that lie on the ground and cost him ₡6 million ($10,715.00) in losses, according to his calculations. It will take the owner of DulceTico more than a year to recover the channel that he has worked on for 70 years. So he decided to turn to the Agriculture and Livestock Ministry (MAG) for aid.
Drought in North Dakota is laying waste to fields of normally bountiful food and hay crops and searing pastures that typically would be home to multitudes of grazing cattle. Some longtime farmers and ranchers say it’s the worst conditions they’ve seen in decades — possibly their lifetimes — and simple survival has become their goal as a dry summer drags on without a raincloud in sight.
Farmers in India run the risk of planting too much, too fast in the current monsoon season as an unexpected dry spell starts to wilt summer-sown crops, raising fears of lower yields and potentially forcing some farmers to re-sow crops. Lower yields or crop failure will increase discontent among farmers that has triggered protests in the big agrarian states in recent months and forced the state governments to waive billions of dollars of farm loans.
Farmers in the Grande Pointe and Mitchell's Bay areas are still regrouping in the wake of Friday's storm that caused millions of dollars in crop damage. Corn, soybeans and other crops experienced significant losses due to high winds and hail, with snapped stalks and torn leaves littering the fields. Leon Leclair, who farms in Grande Pointe, said he had 400 acres of corn and 150 acres of sugar beets affected.
Common Service Centres (CSCs), falling under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, have started offering crop insurance scheme to small and marginal farmers who have not availed any loan from any bank or financial institution. The initiative was launched in June and will cover only 'non-loanee' farmers, CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd CEO Dinesh Tyagi said.
Contingency plan, with a list of alternative crops for sowing, kept ready in case rains fail this month Even as the monsoon has been playing truant across the district with deficient rain recorded in June, the district administration and the Agriculture Department are hoping to bring more farmers under crop insurance coverage to protect them against crop loss on account of natural calamities.
After a few conversations with our crops technology editor about dicamba drift, getting a few emails and checking out the Twitter scroll on the topic, it appears at least a few farmers in the Midwest aren't as clear on the crop insurance situation regarding dicamba drift as their mid-South brethren. Federal crop insurance won't come to your rescue if your yield is hammered because of heavy pesticide drift.
Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday disbursed crop insurance and input subsidy worth ₹1,451 crore among farmers of the district at the ‘Rythu krutagnata sabha’ organised in Muktapuram village of Raptadu Assembly constituency. Earlier, the Chief Minister reached the village by a helicopter from Puttaparthi. Mr. Naidu inaugurated a housing colony, comprising 134 units of which construction of 32 had been completed.
An emergency fund worth an estimated €1.5m is set to open for tillage farmers in the west hit by poor weather during last year’s harvest. The ‘Crop Loss Compensation’ scheme, expected to be launched in the coming weeks, will make a maximum of €5,000 available to up to 300 private tillage farmers. A spokesperson for the Department of Agriculture confirmed the new scheme but said it will only support private tillage farmers whose damaged crops had no commercial value and where upwards of 30pc “verified crop loss” volume occurred.
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