Tailoring Nutrient Management: A Step towards Sustainable Agriculture

Tailoring Nutrient Management: A Step towards Sustainable Agriculture

Dr. Tasneem Mubarak Indiscriminate use of agro-chemicals not only increases the cost of crop production but also has very serious environmental and health concerns. Deteriorating soil health and nutrient imbalance is considered to be among the major causes of poor response of crops to applied inputs and yield decline during the recent years. Micronutrient deficiencies […]

Rice production in Kashmir has risen despite loss of farm land

Rice production in Kashmir has risen despite loss of farm land

SRINAGAR: Rice production in Kashmir Valley has been going up despite more than ten lakh kanals of farm land being lost in the past 70 years, according to data of the state agriculture department. The data, accessed by Kashmir Reader, shows that food deficit was 32 percent in 1950-51 when there was production of mere […]

Director agriculture stresses for professional endeavour to make sector remunerative

Director agriculture stresses for professional endeavour to make sector remunerative

SRINAGAR: Director Agriculture Kashmir, Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi on Tuesday stressed putting in all efforts and professional endeavour to make the agriculture glamorous, remunerative and profitable. He said adopting accountable and transparent mechanism would take the sector to new heights. Andrabi was speaking during a daylong extensive visit to District Budgam. He took stock of […]

DDC Ang stresses for taking reformative measures to develop agri, allied sectors

DDC Ang stresses for taking reformative measures to develop agri, allied sectors

ANANATNAG: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Anantnag, Khalid Jahangir on Monday stressed on the need for taking reformative measures to develop agriculture and allied sectors. He stressed to acquaint farmers with modern techniques, emerging trends of organic farming, crop diversification, processing, production and marketing aspects on scientific lines. The DDC was speaking while reviewing the progress […]

As temperatures rise, pre-monsoon rainfall records 27 pc dip: IMD

As temperatures rise, pre-monsoon rainfall records 27 pc dip: IMD

NEW DELHI: Pre-monsoon rainfall from March to April, a phenomenon critical to agriculture in some parts of the country, has recorded 27 per cent deficiency, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The IMD recorded 43.3 millimetres of rainfall across the country from March 1 to April 24 as against the normal precipitation of 59.6 […]

KVK Bandipora SAC meet: Expand area of work in entire agriculture sector: Dir Extention

KVK Bandipora SAC meet: Expand area of work in entire agriculture sector: Dir Extention

BANDIPORA: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Bandipora SKUAST-Kashmir on Monday conducted 13th Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting here. On the occasion, Director Extension, SKUAST-Kashmir at KVK Campus Patushai, Bandipora, Prof Mushtaq Ahmad advised that KVK should expand its area of work in entire agriculture sector involving horticulture, livestock, apiculture, sericulture, fisheries etc. for the benefit of […]

Agriculture Department organises function under CSS ATMA (SMAE) at Udhampur

Agriculture Department organises function under CSS ATMA (SMAE) at Udhampur

UDHAMPUR: An impressive cum felicitation function was organized by Agriculture Department Udhampur under CSS ATMA (SMAE) scheme at Conference Hall DC Office Complex Udhampur wherein Additional District Development Commissioner, Udhampur Ashok Kumar awarded District as well as Block level progressive farmers here today. Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest congratulated the awardees farmers for […]

Valley needs to prohibit conversion of agri land: Director

Valley needs to prohibit conversion of agri land: Director

SRINAGAR: Director Agriculture Kashmir Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi on Wednesday said that the conversion of agriculture land for commercial purposes was increasing at an alarming rate throughout Kashmir Valley and if necessary steps were not taken to contain the menace “it will have devastating impact on our generations to come”. “Unplanned constructions like raising colonies, […]

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