Livestock farmers in Lyantonde district have appealed to the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries to combat an outbreak of a strange disease in cattle. Dr Ronald Bameka, the district veterinary ofﬁcer, said the rare strain has killed more than 300 head of cattle. According to Bameka, the disease was ﬁrst reported in April when several farmers lost cattle.
Unseasonal hailstorms destroyed crops ,and vegetables in many areas of kotranka sub district of Rajouri on friday. Hailstorm continued rained for more than an hou and left behind a trial of destruction to crops and vegetables particularly. Drain water flooded and surges in many shops in kotranka market.
A water tank was breached in the Penchikalapadu village here on Saturday after monsoon rains thundered over the region, drowning standing paddy and chili crops. According to Srinu, a farmer who suffered crop losses due to the inundation, this was the second time the bund of the tank had been breached in the last month.
As a result of deploying the laser bird deterrent system, Bordonaro Produce decreased its yearly crop loss from 30%-60% to 1.2%. The Automated laser bird deterrent effectively solves the bird damage to an Australian vegetable farm by reducing bird presence by 96%. Bordonaro Produce located in Victoria, Australia, adopted the laser to reduce crow damage and increase its revenue.
On Sunday, September 20th, the Sangay volcano in Ecuador erupted. “The eruption mostly affected nearby cities and provinces that were in the direction of the wind. There was a 10 kilometers high cloud of ashes, and it came down to the coastal area where about 30-40% of Ecuador’s banana production occurs,” says Hugo Castro of GinaFruit.
A delegation of CPM MPs Elamaram Kareem, KK Raghesh, Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya and Dr Vijoo Krishnan are on a visit to villages in Jind, Hisar and Rohtak to take stock of losses due to whitefly. The MPs said huge losses were suffered by cotton farmers and the PMFBY had failed as no compensation had been paid to them.
The Namibian government needs an estimated N$30 million (€1.5 mln) to contain the locust outbreak in the Zambezi region. The outbreak of the African migratory red locust was reported on 12 August 2020. Agriculture, Water and Land Reform minister Calle Schlettwein told the National Assembly on Thursday that since then, more reports are being received on a daily basis.
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig Monday commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. “Tuesday marks the official first day of fall and harvest is underway for many farmers across the state,” said Secretary Naig.
Paddy crops across the district suffered heavy damage in the rain that lashed the district in the past week. District agricultural authorities put the loss at ₹7 crore to paddy farmers. Official figures indicate that 467 hectares of paddy was damaged in the last two weeks. The crop loss was heavier at Alathur, Nemmara, Kuzhalmannam, Chittur and Kollangode.
Amidst report of large scale damage to standing urad, moong and soyabean crops, uptrend continued in most of the pulse seeds at the mandis in Indore. Tur (Maharashtra) rose further to ₹7,100 a quintal, while tur (Nimari) rose to ₹5,800-6,800. In the past one week tur in Indore mandis has gained ₹200. Rise in tur has primarily been attributed to weak availability of domestic and imported lemon tur in Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata ports.
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