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To Assess Agricultural Land and Crops, Karnataka to Use Drones

As the state government turns to technology to estimate crop damage due to deficit rainfall in a quick, standardized and objective manner, soon there will be drones flying over the fields of North Karnataka.

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Karnataka launched a pilot project using drones

Karnataka launched a pilot project using drones for providing better governance, primarily in agriculture, urban development and police civic operations.

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At PJTSAU Usage of Drone Technology Discussed

The Centre for Applied Research on Problematic Soils (CARPS), a new research centre under the administrative control of the Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU), Bidar, was inaugurated by Venkatarao Nadagowda, Minister for Animal Husbandry and Fisheries

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Karnataka gets a mobile soil and water laboratory

The Centre for Applied Research on Problematic Soils (CARPS), a new research centre under the administrative control of the Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU), Bidar, was inaugurated by Venkatarao Nadagowda, Minister for Animal Husbandry and Fisheries

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Promoting paddy sowing machines

The training and demonstration on paddy sowing machine is provided at Farm Machinery Training & Testing Institute (FMTTI) located at Budni , (M.P.), Hisar (Haryana) , Ananatapur (A.P.) and Biswanath Chariali (Assam)

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Solar Powered Drip Irrigation Transforms Agriculture Remote Village

After hearing about farmers’ issues regularly and wanting to do something about it, two engineering graduates have developed a system that can help Indian farmers overcome issues they usually face.

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Engg graduates developed ‘smart system’ for farmers

After hearing about farmers’ issues regularly and wanting to do something about it, two engineering graduates have developed a system that can help Indian farmers overcome issues they usually face.

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Connecting Farmers With Research Centers through Whatsapp

Punjab and Israel have agreed to explore technology transfer in the critical areas of water conservation and security, besides agreeing to cooperate in the fields of agriculture and social development.

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Punjab, Israel share technology in the field of water conservation

Punjab and Israel have agreed to explore technology transfer in the critical areas of water conservation and security, besides agreeing to cooperate in the fields of agriculture and social development.

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‘Bihar Krishi App’ to help farmers

Bihar Agriculture University, Sabour (Bhagalpur), has come up with a mobile app called Bihar Krishi App, which can be downloaded from Playstore on one's smartphone.

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For future of agriculture focus on digital learning and AI

For a secure future for agriculture and agriculture education, the focus should be on digital learning, artificial intelligence, augmented learning and robotics

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Advanced Tech from Israel To Help Indian Farming

Minister for Agriculture Shivashankar Reddy has said that for the efficient management of water and the project will be announced in the budget, Israel’s advanced technology will be implemented in farming in select places, called model areas, in the State.

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Researchers Urged for 4G Farming Technology

Agriculture Production Commissioner Gagan Kumar Dhal has urged the research fraternity to make new generation farming technologies available to improve socio-economic condition of farmers.

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Adopting genetically-modified crop applications

ICAR-Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research, Bhimtal demonstrated culture of rainbow trout in the remote tribal village Sarmoli in Munsyari, Distt. Pithoragarh, Uttarakhandtoday to establish rainbow trout farming for the first time in the region for the underprivileged tribal farmers.

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Refining technologies to improve the forecasting system in fisheries

Urging the scientific community to reach out to the society, a top official has stressed the need to focus on refining technologies to improve the forecasting system in fisheries sector.

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‘Agrinnovate India’ a platform to promote technologies globally

Agrinnovate India (AgIn) is a great platform to promote technologies developed by state and central agricultural universities at global level said Dr Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR) and Chairman, AgIn while addressing the Sensitization workshop organised by Agrinnovate India Limited (AgIn)

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KisanKraft plans to take ‘aerobic rice’ technology to 5 states

Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur (IIT-Kgp) have developed a smart solution for farmers based on Internet of Things (IoT) to help monitor soil moisture, soil temperature, nutrient contents and water levels.

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Simple Water-Saving Method Has Increased Rice Yield

Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur (IIT-Kgp) have developed a smart solution for farmers based on Internet of Things (IoT) to help monitor soil moisture, soil temperature, nutrient contents and water levels.

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IIT-Kharagpur develops batteryless sensor nodes to monitor soil health

Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur (IIT-Kgp) have developed a smart solution for farmers based on Internet of Things (IoT) to help monitor soil moisture, soil temperature, nutrient contents and water levels.

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To Use AI in Agriculture, Maharashtra Signs MoUs with Canada

To give a boost to the development of artificial intelligence (AI) in the Maharashtra, with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis-led delegation in Canada, the government inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with their firms.

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PAU Professor Develops Mobile App for Farmers

A mobile application has been developed by Dr A K Jain, Professor of Soil and Water Engineering, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), which can be used by the farmers to select a suitable energy efficient pumpset for irrigation.

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ISRO looks to expand space-based agricultural forecast

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is building more remote-sensing satellite capacity as it looks to expand space-based agricultural forecast to cover over 23 crops from the existing eight in the country, according to a top official.

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Agri Varsity Inks MoAs for Maize Hybrid and PAU Super SMS Technology

The Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, today entered into agreement with Chakra Seeds Kurnool (AP) and Friends Agro Industry, Malerkotla for commercialization of PMH-1 (Maize hybrid) and PAU Super SMS Technology, respectively.

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Agri Varsity Inks MoAs for Maize Hybrid and PAU Super SMS Technology

The Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, today entered into agreement with Chakra Seeds Kurnool (AP) and Friends Agro Industry, Malerkotla for commercialization of PMH-1 (Maize hybrid) and PAU Super SMS Technology, respectively.

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Israeli technology to boost hill agriculture

Uttarakhand will soon borrow from Israel its sophisticated drip irrigation and sprinkler system to boost the crop production in the state’s 92% rain-fed areas.

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Government to deploy big data analytics, AI and IoT in agriculture

The government and private companies alike are taking the first steps to deploy big data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT) to gain insights into and offer solutions to problems in India’s agriculture sector.

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Kisan Kalyan Karyashalas set up

Unveiling the seven-point strategy to achieve the goal, Minister for Information Technology M. Manikandan inaugurated the Karyashala as part of Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, a village self-governance campaign.

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ICAR focusing on development, promotion and propagation of new technologies

ICAR is giving focused attention towards development, promotion and propagation of new technologies i.e. high yielding and multi-stress resistant/tolerant varieties/hybrids using conventional and genomic tools in major crops.

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AAI to boost tech application in agriculture

Major seed and agri technology companies launched Alliance for Agri Innovation (AAI), which they said will promote new and emerging agricultural technologies for the benefit of Indian farmers.

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5G Technology Can Play Crucial Role in Agricultural Growth

In the remote backwoods of Andhra Pradesh, techies from Sweden’s Ericsson, the world’s largest telecom equipment maker, are using high-end sensors to track the flow of the river Godavari to optimally distribute water to farmers for agriculture and minimise floods.

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Three Portals Launched By Govt for Ease of Agri Exports

The Commerce Ministry on Tuesday launched three portals - for Safe Food Export Traceability, Single Laboratory for Accreditation and Approvals, and the third for Monitoring Export Alerts from importing regulators.

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Govt Told State to Use Tech For Settling Crop Insurance Claims

A senior Agriculture Ministry official said that, the Centre has asked the state governments to use latest technology to ensure timely settlement of this year’s insurance claims under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY).

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Use of AI and IoT to change the way of agriculture practice

From artificial intelligence (AI) to internet of things (IoT), the government hopes to harness a host of technologies, including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs/drones), to change the way agriculture is practised.

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Workshop at PJTSAU mulls mobile application for Agriculture

A two-day brainstorming workshop on developing mobile application to deliver agricultural extension services in Telangana began at Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU)..

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Agriculture learning centers in MP planned by Israel

Prime Minister narendra Modi on Sunday said the government plans to create an online platform for trading cow dung and agricultural waste under its recently announced waste to wealth scheme.

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Online platform for trading cow dung and agricultural waste

Prime Minister narendra Modi on Sunday said the government plans to create an online platform for trading cow dung and agricultural waste under its recently announced waste to wealth scheme.

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Technical Support from KAU is Helping Maldives Farmers Reap Rich Harvests

Technical support from Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) is helping Maldives farmers reap rich harvests.

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Fisat students develop prototypes for smart Agriculture

Students of Federal Institute of Science and Technology (Fisat), Angamaly, have developed two prototypes that can contribute to making smart systems in agriculture and health using internet of things (IOT).

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Cloud-based irrigation system tested in Tamil Nadu

Scientists from the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh (UK) have developed a cloud-based micro-irrigation system, which when tested on a farm in south India helped cut water use and doubled crop yield.

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Punjab launches ‘mobile app’ for custom hiring of agri implements

The Punjab government has decided to launch a mobile app to facilitate the farmers for custom hiring of costly agricultural implements required for post harvesting and preparation of fields for sowing next crops.

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To Determine Quality of Agri Products Use of E-nose Technology

To improve farm productivity and ensure better prices for farmers, Karnataka is trying to use technology.

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Technology Helping Telangana to Assess Crop Yields on Trial Basis

To improve farm productivity and ensure better prices for farmers, Karnataka is trying to use technology.

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Refining technologies to improve the forecasting system in fisheries

To improve farm productivity and ensure better prices for farmers, Karnataka is trying to use technology.

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Promoting Solar for Irrigation among Farmers

To improve farm productivity and ensure better prices for farmers, Karnataka is trying to use technology.

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Karnataka to Use Tech to Improve Farm Productivity

To improve farm productivity and ensure better prices for farmers, Karnataka is trying to use technology.

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Technological Intervention in Farms to Revolutionize Indian Agriculture

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu will inaugurate a Centre of Excellence for date palms in Bhuj and visit existing facilities for protected vegetable cultivation in Vadrad, Gujarat.

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Technology Week 2018 began at Ambalavayal, Kerala

To improve farm production and promote cost-effective cultivation with the aim of making farmers familiar with the latest technology, Technology Week - 2018 began at the Poopoli ground at Ambalavayal in the district.

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Tech to standardise quality control of aromatic rice & pulses

To make determination of the quality of aromatic rice and pulse varieties the West Bengal Government buys from farmers to be sold at the fair-price Bangla outlets across the state standardised and hence, foolproof, the Agricultural Marketing Department has decided to take the help of technology.

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Integrated Technology Enabled Agri Management Enabled System Launched

On 29th December, Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul M Sangma, launched the 1917 Integrated Technology Enabled Agri Management System (1917iTEAMS), a groundbreaking initiative of the Department of Agriculture, Government of Meghalaya.

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Farmers are Using Paddy Residue for Greener Agriculture

In Haryana's Karnal district, the young farmer uses the straw as an input for future crops. Even as the new wheat crop grows, the old residue sits in the field enriching the soil, conserving water, nourishing the new plants and creating conditions for decreased use of fertilisers.

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Mobile app linked with website to help create awarness among farmers

Kumaraguru College of Technology today launched a mobile application linked with website to help create awarness among farmers of the district on technology supported farming.

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Govt to Combining Traditional-Modern Ag Technology For Crop Forecast

Chief Statistician T C A Anant said that, to ensure accurate farm output forecast, the Centre is weighing combining traditional and modern technologies like yield estimate and satellite imagery.

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e-PoS system for distribution and supply of fertilisers

The District Administration of Jogulamba Gadwal has adapted ‘e-PoS’ digital system for the distribution and supply of fertilisers to famers in a foolproof and transparent manner in the district.

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Agri Ministry Seeks Technology For Agriculture Problems

Aiming to double farmers' income by 2022, to find solutions for 12 problems, including burning of crop residue, in farm sector, the Union Agriculture Ministry launched a grand challenge for technology startups.

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Protected Cultivation (PC) Deserves Serious Consideration

In India some farmers have diversified into vegetable cultivation and floriculture. But their efforts have been stymied by uncertainty in both yields and prices.

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Improving Crop Yield By Using Available Technology

The State government was according top priority to the agriculture sector and providing all facilities to the farmers, said Agriculture Minister Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy while highlighting the need for making use of the available technology to improve the crop yield.

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Israeli Tech Helping to Transform Indian Agriculture

In recent years, agriculture, the backbone of Indian economy, has been facing various challenges like lower productivity, resource crunch and erratic weather, all of these translating into lower returns.

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Bill Gates Lauded AP for Using Technology to Help Farmers

For using technology to help farmers in the state, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has lauded the Andhra Pradesh government.

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Karnataka to use AI to enhance agricultural productivity

The government of Karnataka has decided to partner US tech giant Microsoft to use artificial intelligence (AI) for digital agriculture.

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From AI in Agriculture, India Can Benefit a Lot

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is on a two-day visit to India. He interacted with the software engineers working at the Hyderabad campus, one of the largest R&D centers 'being run by the company outside its Redmond headquarters.

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Adopting Paddy Straw Management Techniques

A demonstration-cum-farmers training programme on “Paddy Straw Management” in the village Tihara under the project “Enhancing Diffusion of Paddy Straw Management Technologies in Punjab,” funded by NABARD organized by the Department of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU).

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Government grant Rs 180 crore for farm mechanization

Bihar state agriculture minister Prem Kumar said the government's aim is to help farmers adopt the latest technology for improved output.

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Andhra Pradesh to modernise agriculture technology

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu has said that his government will make use of advanced technologies to turn agriculture profitable in the state.

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Information Technology applications for monitoring progress of Agri schemes

District Collectors across Telangana will soon leverage Information Technology applications for monitoring progress of various schemes with public interface and status of services offered to people in their respective districts.

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West Bengal to Use Satellite Imagery

To crack down on poppy cultivation and narcotics trade along the India-Bangladesh border, the West Bengal excise department plans to use intensive satellite imagery by the end of this year or early next year.

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Encouraging Farmers About E-Agri Trading

The agriculture ministry said that, states have made progress in putting in place a platform for online trading of agri produce but more awareness campaigns are needed to encourage farmers to use the system.

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Soil Quality Scheme May Get A Technology Boost

To analyse the soil quality of farms across the country, the government’s massive scheme may get a technology boost. The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is looking to link the programme with a research project at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. That uses sophisticated imaging techniques and can picture the nutrient balance of a patch of land without necessarily collecting soil sample.

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PAU to Showcase Improved Technology.

The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) is all set hold its two-day Kisan Mela. Stalls will be put up by different departments of PAU, where farmers can interact and discuss their farm issues with the experts and seek technical guidance and solutions for the same.

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India to set up cloud-based digital platform for farmers.

The government has planned to set up a cloud-service - called 'FarmerZone' where right kind of agri data will be collated, analysed and then distributed to take care of day-to-day needs of farmers.

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“Black Box” technology for Vegetable and Fruit Preservation

An Indian company has introduced “Black Box” technology, which can ensure preservation of any agriculture commodity for 1,000 days.

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For Selling Agri Produce, Government Launches e-RaKAM Portal

To provide a platform to sell agricultural produce, the government yesterday launched a portal, e-RaKAM. This portal is a joint initiative by state-run-auctioneer MSTC and Central Warehousing Corporation arm CRWC. E-RaKAM is developed by MSTC Limited and supported by marketing & logistics partner CRWC Limited.

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New Transplanting System for Tur Cultivation

The Agriculture Ministry has decided to extensively promote the new transplanting system for cultivating Tur in the State. The new method is believed to have better result and help save time and money.

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Nano-Technology Will Make GM Obsolete

New Delhi: India achieve self-sufficiency in foodgrain, feels GM technology, which has generated much heat in the country, will soon become "obsolete" with the advent of nano-technology and other solutions.

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Satellite and Remote Sensing Technologies for Agriculture

New Delhi: Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh has said that, by utilising satellite and remote sensing technologies, there is unlimited scope for development in the sector.

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New Irrigation System Developed by RAU

Samastipur: To irrigate fields, a boat-based solar pumping system developed by Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa (Samastipur) and the boat is equipped with a two horsepower submersible pump powered by the solar panel.

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Enhanced Technology Benefits Production from 'Prison Agriculture'

'Prison Agriculture' in Maharashtra has gone very successful. As compared to Rs 2.54 crore two years ago, the prison agricultural production across 29 prisons in the state has grown leaps and bounds and stands at almost Rs 4 crore in 2016.

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Now Soil Testing at Farmers' Doorstep

Indian soils suffer from widespread multi-nutrient deficiencies. The soil testing service is not adequate to cater to the needs of large number of farm holdings.

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Introducing New bio-pesticide based on Israeli technology

A new bio-pesticide (bio-nematicide) is showing success against the widely spread and destructive parasitic worm, the Root-knot nematode, a major cause of US$80 billion in annual crop damage worldwide.

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India and Mauritius will Exchange Agriculture Technologies

Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, Govt. of Mauritius, Shri Soomilduth Bholah and The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh signed on MoU for Cooperation in the field of Cooperatives & related areas.

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Use of Remote Sensing Technology to Map Potato & Onion Cultivation Area

New Delhi: To provide an accurate estimate of the likely production of the respective crops, so to map the area under potato and onion cultivation for the entire country, the agriculture ministry plans to use remote sensing technology.

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Applications of IoT in Agriculture

Prospera, a company founded about 2 years ago by a team of computer scientists and agronomists, has built some very interesting technology that centers around monitoring crop growth, in order to optimize it.

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Digitalization Drive at Outlets of Mother Dairy and Safal

To see the digitalization drive to promote cashless transaction, The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh, visited some outlets of Mother Dairy Milk and Safal in New Delhi.

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Need of Agri Techniques Development for Farmer

Shri Radha Mohan Singh, the Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister, has appealed to the agriculture scientists that they should develop techniques adaptable to the needs of huge number of marginal farmers in the country.

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E-pashuhaat Portal Launched for Connecting Breeders and Farmers

On the occasion of National Milk Day, the Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh launched e-pashuhaat portal (www.epashuhaat.gov.in).

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At 'GRAM', Rajasthan to Showcase Latest Agri Technology

The Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet (GRAM) will have a dedicated section showcasing the best agro technologies to visitors to boost locally developed technological innovations in agriculture.

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Availability of Cheap Internet Data Will Help in Digital Farming

The availability of cheap and fast data has potential to increase farm productivity and income of farmers.
When farmers can access these information right on their smart phones India's space agency ISRO's ongoing programme of predicting site suitability of particular crop, cropping intensity

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MOU between SAC and ICRISAT to accelerate use of technology

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation - SAARC Agriculture Centre (SAC) and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is announced.

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Agriculture Technology : Farmers May Get Soil Testing Machines for Soil Fertility Tests

The government is thinking to provide farmers with compact and handheld devices to enable them to conduct soil fertility tests on their own.

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Agriculture Technology : Plasticulture Can Help to Reduce Water Usage in Agriculture

Plasticulture, the use of plastics in agricultural application, can help saving water up to 50-70 percent, according to FICCI-TSMG report
Plasticulture can play an important role in providing solutions to the water scarcity challenge currently facing the country.

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Agriculture Technology : ICAR will Deploy Drones and Sensors to Study Crop Loss

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is eager to deploy sensors and drones to farmers. These drones will help for assessing the quality of soil as well as crop losses after floods.

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Agriculture Technology : Improved Crop Establishment Technology for Rice-Maize by ICAR CSSRI

Rainfed shallow lowland rice crop often suffers from flash flood for 8 to 10 days or water stagnation for a longer period. The problem of flooding in coastal areas generally coincides with transplanting of rice.

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Agriculture Technology : In India Digital Mapping of Soil to Check Inorganic Carbon Status

Soil is also a crucial factor to soil fertility and the environment because of its vast potential of sequestration in soil and the biota.

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Agriculture Technology : Soil Moisture Indicator for farmers by Sugarcane Breeding Institute

Dr Bakshi Ram, Director of ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore launched the “Soil Moisture Indicator (SMI) device at the Institute premises.

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Agriculture Technology : Soilless Strawberry cultivation using information technology controls

An experiment to grow Japanese strawberries in information technology-controlled conditions in Pune district was successful. It has prompted Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to scale up the project.

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Agriculture Technologies will Enhance Income of Farmers.

According to Deputy Director General of ICAR N.K. Krishnakumar, Nanotechnology is an ideal tool to extend the shelf life and delay in ripening mango in trees, but proper biosafety tests should be done before introducing it to farmers.

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Agriculture Technology: For Farmers Two Mobile Apps Launched by Agriculture Ministry.

The Agriculture Ministry on 23rd December launched two mobile apps for farmers, in a bid to let farmers harvest the best of mobile technology.

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Agriculture Technology : Use of satellite images for crop management

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore access to the satellite images follows a tie-up under the ‘Remote Sensing Information for Insurance on Crops in Emerging Economies’ project with the Swedish Developmental Council, International Rice Research Institute and Sarmap of Switzerland.

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Agriculture Technology News: Use of Biofuel for Agriculture Machine.

From Hoovinahalli in Hassan district the farmer who has not passed SSLC. Yet, his passion for innovation and experimentation is evident in all that he does.
He runs a ragi-cleaning machine, a tractor and an irrigation pumpset on biofuel that he has produced and blended with conventional fuel.

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Agriculture Technology: Technology Comes in Handy for Madurai Farmers

Collector L. Subramanian said that using technology, farmers in the district are now getting SMS in their mobile phones on information about wind direction, soil temperature, humidity and expected rainfall from all-weather stations.

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