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Tamil Nadu State

Horticulture

  • Arrival of banana on the rise
  • Water shortage hits sugarcane yield
  • Coffee plants nearing harvest on Pachamalai
  • Fall in coconut productivity a concern
  • MK Stalin urges Tamil Nadu govt to prevent suicide by farmers
  • Drip irrigation helps paddy grow in sodic-affected soil
  • Research on weed control in directly sown paddy
Castor bean harvest in full swing at Pachamalai
Castor bean harvest in full swing at Pachamalai Harvest of castor beans is under way in almost all the hamlets in Pachamalai. Women workers, in batches, are seen harvesting the castor beans at Top Sengattupatti, Thannerpallam, and Nallamathi villages on the hills spread over Tiruchi and Salem districts. It is only during the late afternoon that the harvest was being taken up after allowing the beans to dry up to the maximum during the day. The oil seed   Read More ...
Categories: Farming | 
Tags: Horticulture |  Harvesting | 
Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  South |  Tamil Nadu |  Tiruchirappalli | 
Pasta, panini and a pedicure
Pasta, panini and a pedicure Bright green broccoli florets peek from a focaccia sandwich; a cheery orange passion fruit sauce and praline crumble set the stage for a rich chocolate mousse; and a sunshine yellow pineapple and tender coconut cooler beckons. All this at Jerry’s Den, an in-salon cafe, as you’re pampering your feet and hands. Spa regulars speak of being struck by hunger pangs in between services. That’s something Jerry’s Den founders Neelima Sriram   Read More ...
Categories: Farming |  Travel & Recreation | 
Tags: Horticulture |  Crops |  Fruit farming |  Passion fruit farming | 
Places: Asia |  South Asia |  India |  South |  Tamil Nadu | 
Bidar farmers to get help in growing banana
Scientists of the National Research Centre for Banana (NRCB) in Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, will help farmers in Bidar and Kalaburagi in cultivating banana. They will work through the Bidar-based College of Horticulture. Resource persons will train farmers in cultivation methods, protection of crops from pests and insects, and post-harvest technologies and provide seedlings and other inputs. Farmers will also be exposed to the market for fresh fruits and fruit-based   Read More ...
Categories: Farming | 
Tags: Farmers |  Horticulture |  Crops |  Fruit farming |  Banana Farming | 
Places: Asia |  South Asia |  India |  South |  Karnataka |  Kalaburagi |  Bidar |  Kalaburagi |  Tamil Nadu |  Tiruchirappalli | 
Watermelon season drawing to a close
Watermelon season drawing to a close Watermelon season, sellers say, is gradually drawing to a close. The fruit spawned self-employment in no small measure in and around Erode city. Push-cart sellers trading in juicy sliced fruit pieces served on plates were a common sight on roadsides and street corners during the last two months. A little shade is all they required for their business. But, over the last week, the sellers say the slide in their   Read More ...
Categories: Farming | 
Tags: Horticulture |  Crops |  Fruit farming |  Melon |  Watermelon | 
Places: Asia |  South Asia |  India |  South |  Tamil Nadu |  Coimbatore |  Erode | 
TNAU asks farmers to begin pest control of long-term crops
Coimbatore: With the scorching summer drying up many varieties of long-term crop, the lack of moisture has also facilitated the growth of pests and diseases in a number of crop like rice, groundnut, sugarcane and cotton. The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) has advised farmers to immediately take remedial measures by spraying a mix of organic and mild chemical pesticides to ensure pests are controlled at the initial stage. The   Read More ...
Categories: Farming | 
Tags: Farmers |  Horticulture |  Crops |  Pests | 
Places: Asia |  South Asia |  India |  South |  Tamil Nadu |  Coimbatore | 
TNAU warns farmers of pests and crop diseases
COIMBATORE: With the scorching summer drying up existing long-term crops, the lack of moisture has brought on pests and diseases in a number of crops like rice, groundnut, sugarcane and cotton. The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) has advised farmers to immediately take remedial measures by spraying a mix of organic and mild chemical pesticides to ensure pests are controlled at the initial stages. TNAU issued an advisory   Read More ...
Categories: Farming | 
Tags: Farmers |  Horticulture |  Crops |  Pests | 
Places: Asia |  South Asia |  India |  South |  Tamil Nadu |  Coimbatore | 
Dry weather delays green gram, cotton cultivation in district
Coimbatore: The green gram and cotton seeds are ready for distribution in every block-level agriculture office, but hardly any farmer has come forward to collect or buy them. In contrast, last year green gram was cultivated in 800 hectares of land that too by April-end and May-first week. This time, farmers have postponed their plans in the absence of summer showers. The district usually sees cultivation of pulses, especially green   Read More ...
Categories: Farming | 
Tags: Farmers |  Horticulture |  Crops |  Cotton |  Green gram | 
Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  South |  Tamil Nadu |  Coimbatore | 
More opt for coconut farming
Despite the fluctuations in the prices of coconut at periodic intervals, the acreage under the crop has been interestingly on a rise in the district for the past many years. From 51,748 hectares registered during 2011-12 financial year, the area coverage of coconut in the district has risen to 53,660 ha in 2012-13 fiscal and to 56,404 ha in 2013-14 fiscal. The acreage stood at 56,807.8 ha by 2015. In   Read More ...
Categories: Farming | 
Tags: Horticulture |  Crops |  Coconut | 
Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  South |  Tamil Nadu | 
Price of tender coconut drops in Salem
Price of tender coconut drops in Salem he price of tender coconuts has nosedived in all the 11 uzhavar santhais (farmers’ shandies) in the district, thanks to bulk arrival from the nearby farms. The scorching summer has resulted in people making a beeline towards summer fruits and drinks and tender coconut is an automatic choice for all sections of society. More than 10,000 tender coconuts are marketed in the market in the district every day and the   Read More ...
Categories: Farming | 
Tags: Horticulture |  Crops |  Coconut | 
Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  South |  Tamil Nadu |  Salem | 
Harvest of cucumber brisk
Harvest of cucumber brisk Cucumber is the most needed produce during the summer to beat the heat. Fortunately, harvest of cucumber has been brisk in parts of the district. Farmers have been harvesting it for the past couple of weeks. Those who cultivate the crop say they have to adopt crop protection strategy for harvesting quality cucumber. The expenditure was anywhere between Rs. 20,00 and Rs. 22,000 for reaping quality crop. P. Subramanian, a   Read More ...
Categories: Farming | 
Tags: Horticulture |  Crops |  Vegetables |  Cucumber |  Harvesting | 
Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  South |  Tamil Nadu |  Tiruchirappalli | 
New virus attacks brinjal crop
New virus attacks brinjal crop The scientists of the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) have noticed a new viral disease in brinjal crop at Kosur village in Krishnarayapuram block of Karur district. The disease, called tomato leaf curl virus ( begomovirus), came to light when a group of scientists and officials of Horticulture Department made a diagnostic visit to the village a few days ago. The disease has been ascertained by a virologist at   Read More ...
Categories: Farming | 
Tags: Horticulture |  Crops |  Agricultural Research | 
Places: Asia |  South Asia |  India |  South |  Tamil Nadu |  Karur |  Tiruchirappalli | 
Scientists notice new virus on brinjal crop
Scientists notice new virus on brinjal crop The scientists of the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) have noticed a new viral disease in brinjal crop at Kosur village in Krishnarayapuram block of Karur district. The disease, called tomato leaf curl virus ( begomovirus), came to light when a group of scientists and officials of Horticulture Department made a diagnostic visit to the village a few days ago. The disease has been ascertained by a virologist at   Read More ...
Categories: Farming | 
Tags: Horticulture |  Crops |  Agricultural Research | 
Places: Asia |  South Asia |  India |  South |  Tamil Nadu |  Karur |  Tiruchirappalli | 
Roadside fruit vendors do brisk business
Roadside fruit vendors do brisk business With temperature soaring, small vendors who sell fruits the alongside, make brisk business in the city. Watermelon, tender coconut, ice-apple, papayas, fruit juice, sugarcane juice, millet porridge, musk melon and mosambi juice are all available at affordable cost. Temporary shops set up under shades of trees are making brisk business as the temperature has touched 30 degrees Celsius. Vehicle-users throng these shops in large numbers through out the day as   Read More ...
Categories: Farming |  Business |  Travel & Recreation | 
Tags: Horticulture |  Crops |  Fruit farming |  Markets |  Food and Drinks |  Suppliers |  Fruits | 
Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  South |  Tamil Nadu | 
Sunflower crop in danger just before harvesting
Sunflower crop in danger just before harvesting P. Karuppannan (60), a marginal farmer of Pachapatti near Karur, invariably cultivates groundnut on his 1.5 acres of land. Since he suffered loss because of pest attack last year, he raised sunflower instead of groundnut this season (December to April). However, his decision has turned out to be wrong as the standing sunflower crops were drying up because of failure of summer shower. The farmer, who had sensed the prospects   Read More ...
Categories: Farming | 
Tags: Horticulture |  Crops |  Vegetables |  Sunflower | 
Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  South |  Tamil Nadu |  Karur |  Tiruchirappalli | 
Farmers to seek signed undertaking from candidates for irrigation project
Farmers to seek signed undertaking from candidates for irrigation project Just as dispersed interest groups across constituencies in the State keep announcing poll boycott to pressure political parties into fulfilling promises locally, the farmers lobby is all set to secure signed undertaking from candidates contesting in three Assembly constituencies here for an irrigation project. The demand pertains to the promise of the Badedalavu irrigation project (locally known as the Periya Eri Kalvaai Thittam) that is slated to benefit the Assembly   Read More ...
Categories: Farming |  Politics & Government | 
Tags: Farmers |  Horticulture |  Irrigation methods |  Elections |  Political Parties |  Candidates | 
Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  South |  Tamil Nadu | 
Canadian project to propel growth of millets
A project created by public-private synergy was launched here to improve area under cultivation of small millets, enhance value addition and strengthen the food service providers. The “Scaling up small millets post-harvest and nutritious food products project,” funded by the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund, to be implemented by the Madurai-based Dhan Foundation in association with McGill University, Canada, and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), aims to create awareness   Read More ...
Categories: Farming | 
Tags: Horticulture |  Crops |  Millet Farming | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  Canada |  Asia |  South Asia |  India |  South |  Tamil Nadu |  Madurai | 
Fruit juices sold at Salem bus stand raise health concerns
Fruit juices sold at Salem bus stand raise health concerns A glass of fruit juice sold at less than Rs. 10 on the old bus stand premises may not be safe as the quality of water and the fruits used for preparation of the juice are questionable. With intense heat prevailing across the district, the demand for fruit juices, sugarcane juice, watermelon and palmyra fruit (nungu) has picked up. But consumers are unmindful about the quality of readymade juices sold   Read More ...
Categories: Farming | 
Tags: Horticulture |  Crops |  Fruit farming | 
Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  South |  Tamil Nadu | 
‘Nendran’ banana growers hit a jackpot
‘Nendran’ banana growers hit a jackpot K. Kannaiyan (60), a marginal farmer who has raised “nendran” variety of banana on his 60 cent land holding at Meenatchipuram near Perugamani, heaves a sigh of relief as he has got back the money spent on raising nendran banana, a sought-after variety in Kerala. With more than half of the bunches yet to be harvested, he is hoping to get a substantial return from his field for the hard   Read More ...
Categories: Farming | 
Tags: Horticulture |  Crops |  Fruit farming |  Banana Farming | 
Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  South |  Tamil Nadu |  Tiruchirappalli |  Kerala | 
In Villupuram, subsidies given for non-existent drip irrigation systems
In Villupuram, subsidies given for non-existent drip irrigation systems Two more staff members of the Department of Horticulture in Villupuram district have been suspended in connection with irregularities in installation of drip irrigation system under various government schemes. The employees were identified as Loganathan, superintendent, and Karthikeyan, office assistant in the Department. Their involvement came to light during a probe by the Directorate of Horticulture. “The suspension orders were issued on Tuesday,” a senior official in Villupuram said. Last   Read More ...
Categories: Farming | 
Tags: Horticulture |  Irrigation methods |  Localized |  Drip | 
Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  South |  Tamil Nadu |  Chennai | 
BARC’s black gram seeds a hit among farmers
BARC’s black gram seeds a hit among farmers Impressed by the resistance of TU- 40 variety of black gram (urad dhal) more farmers want the seeds. The Agriculture department had procured variety of seeds from the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, that are resistant to the yellow mosaic virus (YMV) and had given it to a few farmers so that they can be sown and more seeds produced. Farmer G. Bhaskaran of Sozhampoondi village in Villupuram district, who   Read More ...
Categories: Farming | 
Tags: Farmers |  Horticulture |  Seeds | 
Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  South |  Tamil Nadu |  Chennai | 

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