Much of the maximize in cotton yields in India simply cannot be attributed to the adoption of transgenic cotton, as claimed earlier, but to other components these types of as maximize in region of cultivation, fertiliser use, far better irrigation and new course of pesticides in past fifteen decades, according to a new review.
The review appeared in the journal Mother nature Plants past 7 days. It was the really first review on the prolonged-term influence of cultivation of Bt cotton, which, since its introduction in 2002, covered additional than 90 for every cent of cotton fields in India.
Panic activated by the distribute of the Covid-19 virus has clouded the prospective clients of a excellent harvest viewed in essential rabi crops such as wheat, jeera (cumin seed) and dhana (coriander) amid other folks.
Gujarat, which is anticipated to harvest about 4.03 million tonnes of wheat in 2019-twenty, a little fewer than double of 2.three mt described for the calendar year 2015-16.
But the improved wheat production in the State is not most likely to fetch anything excellent for the farmers, as they fear costs to be suppressed by offer disruptions caused by Covid-19 scare in parts
The coronavirus scare has slowed down commodity buying and selling in various marketplaces, mostly in Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala, though operations had been largely unaffected in Telangana, Gujarat and Maharashtra amid other States.
Cardamom auctions in Puttady in Idukki and Bodinayakanur in Tamil Nadu have been indefinitely suspended owing to the prevailing virus scare. The auctioneers told BusinessLine that they have received a directive from the Spices Board officials at Bodinayakanur to cancel the auctions and additional decision in this regard would be issued shortly.
Cardamom traders are trying to keep their fingers crossed above the decision to cancel