vegetable crops

‘Suspect’ in bee colony deaths found


June 9th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) A parasitic mite that is killing honey bee colonies around the world through a virus has been identified, a media report said.Bee populations have been falling ... Read more...

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Trials on Himachal crops successful, says institute


January 29th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 29 (IANS) Scientists Sunday claimed that trials on vegetable crops in varied temperatures of Himachal Pradesh have been successful with the use of a newly identified fungus.Field trials ... Read more...

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Treat hail-caused crop loss as natural disaster, says Himachal


July 2nd, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 2 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has asked the central government to include the losses to the fruit and vegetable crops in the state due to vagaries of ... Read more...

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Low IQ linked to pesticide exposure


April 21st, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 21 (IANS) Pregnant women exposed to high levels of pesticide will have children with lower IQs, say experts.Researchers have concluded this based on three separate studies, two were ... Read more...

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Tomato prices to shoot up as rains hit yield in Himachal


September 26th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Sep 26 (IANS) Tomatoes are going to drill a hole in consumers' pockets in north India in the coming months as incessant rains have destroyed at least 60 ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks greenhouse farming techniques from Costa Rica


September 8th, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Sep 8 (IANS) Punjab, the state that led the country's Green Revolution in 1950s and 1960s and is the single biggest contributor of foodgrains to the country's national kitty, ... Read more...

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Cucumber, melon’s common ancestor originated in Asia


July 21st, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) and honeydew melon (C. melo) have long been thought to have originated and diversified in Africa. However, wild populations which evolved into melons and cucumbers ... Read more...

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Drought like situation plays spoilsport for crops in Himachal


June 7th, 2010 - 11:27 pm ICT by ANI
By Hemant ChauhanKandaghat (Himachal Pradesh), June 7 (ANI): The drought like situation in Kandaghat area of Himachal Pradesh has damaged a major area of vegetable crops.Over 60 percent of the crops have ... Read more...

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Scientists investigating ways to develop more stress-tolerant vegetable plants


December 28th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 28 (ANI): A team of scientists is investigating ways to help vegetable plants make a less stressful transition from the greenhouse to the field.The scientists are led by Dr. Daniel ... Read more...

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Orissa farmers hold unique bull protest


October 24th, 2009 - 1:40 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 24 (IANS) Hundreds of farmers in Orissa's Jagatsinghpur district staged a unique protest to highlight the damage caused to their vegetable crops by stray bulls and monkeys. They marched to ... Read more...

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Weed killers can improve nutritional value of important food crop


July 9th, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have obtained first evidence that the use of weed killers in farmers' fields boosts the nutritional value of an important food crop.The ... Read more...

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Mustard, radish plants can act as natural pesticides


July 26th, 2008 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 26 (ANI): Researchers have revealed that brassica plants such as mustard, radish or rapeseed can act as natural pesticides for pests and pathogens in vegetable crops.Using green manure ... Read more...

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