A Tribute To Dr. Norman Ernest Borlaug

Till the earth shall remain Green, the Life shall be seen. For the life, the food is as essential as the water and oxygen are. Dr. Norman Ernest Borlaug who was born on March 25, 1914, an American agronomist  led initiatives worldwide that contributed to the extensive increases in agricultural production termed the Green Revolution, Dr. Borlaug received his B.S. in forestry in 1937 and Ph.D. in plant pathology and genetics from the University of Minnesota in 1942. Dr. Borlaug never think only for his country but for him, the life of every human being across the world was important for him and as such, he…

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Drip Irrigation: A promising Approach For Horticulture Crops

By: Dr. Hemant Kumar, Asstt. Editor-ICN KANPUR: Land and water are basic needs of agriculture and economic development of any country. Among all inputs required for food production, water is the most vital one. This precious resources facing competition from industry. Domestic use are crop production beside other uses. Although India has largest irrigation network but its irrigation efficiency is less than forty per cent. About 63 per cent of the net area sown in rainfed and around 37 per cent is irrigated. It is necessary to economics the use…

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Nutritionally Rich Minor Fruits: Jackfruit

By: Dr. Shweta, Deptt. of Genetics & Plant Breeding C.S. Azad Univ. of Agril. & Tech. Kanpur & Sr. Associate Editor-ICN  KANPUR: Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.), a high yielding fruit crop with a high nutritionally price. Jackfruit may be an immense tree that grows to as high as thirty meters, larger than mango, breadfruit, etc. Jackfruit is an exotic fruit, full-grown in tropical regions of the globe. It is native to South India. Today, it is wide cultivated within the tropical regions of the Indian landmass, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brazil for its fruit, seeds, and wood. It may be full-grown on marginal lands and provides an honest financial gain. The tree grows best in tropical wet and rainy climates however seldom survives cold and frosty conditions.  In an exceedingly season, every tree…

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Ethanol: An Antidote For Sugarcane Farmers And Industries Falling Profits

By: Hardik Murarka, Associate Editor-ICN India is the second largest producer of sugarcane after Brazil and more than 50 million people are associated directly or indirectly from sugarcane industry for their livelihood. But due to glut in sugar market, the mills are not in best of financial position thus there is an inability to pay the mandatory fair and remunerative price (FRP) for sugarcane to the farmers. The reason for cash strapped mils is excessive production of sugar. It has become a national problem. In 2017-18 and 2018-19, annual sugar…

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Concept Of Cooperative Community Agriculture: Part 2

By: Subhashini, Asstt. Editor-ICN NEW DELHI: Agriculture is the foundation of all the activities since the civilisation came into existence. You can’t survive without food, can you? As recent evidence suggests, the first organised agricultural activity was founded in India in the Hoshiarpur district. Any civilized society has its roots in farming. Local and national level creation and management of funds All these entrepreneurs would create a fund by contributing a small part of their earnings. If necessary, the Government and the bank would also contribute to this fund. This fund would…

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Concept Of Cooperative Community Agriculture: Part 1

By: Subhashini, Asstt. Editor-ICN NEW DELHI: Agriculture is the foundation of all the activities since the civilisation came into existence. You can’t survive without food, can you? As recent evidence suggests, the first organised agricultural activity was founded in India in the Hoshiarpur district. Any civilized society has its roots in farming. In this article, I will discuss about the drawbacks of the current agricultural trends and would present a new concept which could increase the productivity and versatility of India’s agriculture. Drawbacks of agriculture in India From the past 25 years,…

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Biofertilizers– Need Of Todays For Sustainable Agriculture

By: Dr.Ripudaman Singh, Associate Editor-ICN  NEW DELHI: According to an estimate 240 million tonnes of food grains will be required to feed about 1.2 billion population in India and to achieve this milestone, a sizable quantity of mineral fertilizers will be required. India is fourth largest user of chemical fertilizers (12.5 million tonnes of NPK nutrients) in the world. Its soils are still being depleted of their inherent nutrients reserve as a result of wide gap between addition and removal. One tone of produce removes an average of 32kg nitrogen,…

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Nutritionally Rich Fruit-Drumstick

By: Dr. Shweta, Deptt. of Genetics & Plant Breeding C.S. Azad Univ. of Agril. & Tech. Kanpur & Sr. Associate Editor-ICN KANPUR: Drumstick (from the long, slender, triangular seed-pods), botanically known as Moringa oleifera. It is also known as the miracle tree, the ben oil tree, or the horseradish tree. It is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree belongs to the family Moringaceae. Its native place is tropical and subtropical regions of South Asia. It is a perennial multipurpose tree and commonly grown in home gardens in India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines. It can be grown in a…

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Sustainable Agriculture And Beyond….

By: Rajiv Saxena, Executive Editor-ICN International BANGKOK: The goal of sustainable agriculture to meet society’s food and textile needs in the present without disturbing the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.Practioners and users of sustained agriculture seek to integrate three important goals. Every person involved in the food system. Growers,food processors,distributors,retailers, consumers and waste managers can play a role in ensuring sustainable agriculture system. There are many practices used in sustained agriculture and food system by people. Growers may use methods to promote 1. Soil health 2. Minimum water…

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Biofortification-To Overcome Malnutrition

By: Dr. Shweta, Deptt. of Genetics & Plant Breeding C.S. Azad Univ. of Agril. & Tech. Kanpur & Sr. Associate Editor-ICN KANPUR: Biofortification is the process by which the nutritional quality of food crops is improved for a feasible and cost-effective means of delivering micronutrients to populations that may have limited access to diverse diets and other micronutrient interventions.This is agriculture-based method of addressing micronutrient deficiency through plant breeding works.All over the world people in farm households in developing countries are now growing and co mmmnsuming biofortified crops.  Micronutrient deficiencies afflict quite 2 billion people, or one in…

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