Odisha to get its second Agriculture University: Minister

Odisha will soon get its second Agriculture University in the poverty stricken KBK (Kalahandi-Balangir-Koraput) region of the state.

Purple nut sedge was important part of prehistoric ancestors` diet: Study

A new study has found new evidence that our had a detailed understanding of plants long before the development of agriculture.

Amarinder seeks contingency plan for agriculture

Expressing concern over the drought-like situation prevailing in Punjab in view of "poor" monsoon, Congress Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha and Amritsar MP Amarinder Singh on Monday asked the state government to draw up a contingency plan to save agriculture.

First solar-powered farmbot unveiled in Australia

A new solar-powered robot has been designed for farms to collect data on pests and plant disease, pick weeds, and even harvest crops in future.

Deficit monsoon a cause of worry for farming in Goa

Goa`s agriculture department is worried as the rain deficit in the first month after arrival of south west monsoon may pose problems for farming activity in the state.

Centre planning to evolve policy for aquaculture growth

Observing that potential resources for `blue revolution` in the country should be fully exploited, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh today said the government is planning to evolve a policy for aquaculture growth.

Small farms making big impact in US agriculture

As a teenager, Danelle Myer wanted nothing more than to leave her family`s farm in Iowa and become a big-city advertising executive.

NDA to bring broad changes in MNREGA

The NDA government has decided to bring broad changes in the rural job guarantee scheme launched by UPA by proposing at least Rs 25,000 crore of investment into agriculture alone.

Bihar moots industrial cabinet on lines of agriculture cabinet

The Bihar government today mooted the idea of an industrial cabinet on the lines of its agriculture cabinet to facilitate greater flow of investment in the state.

Kakodkar stresses on linking tech output with rural domains

Describing technology and innovation as key to country`s empowerment, noted nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar on Monday stressed on linking technological output with rural domains to meet requirements in areas like power generation, waste management and agriculture.

New genetic analysis shows hunter-gatherers shunned farming during Stone Age

A theory suggests that as hunter-gatherers encountered farmers, they were converted to an agricultural way of living, but a large-scale genetic analysis of Stone Age remains in Sweden suggests that this wasn`t the case.

Couch potatoes date back 7,000 years

Thought couch potatoes are the product of a modern lifestyle? They may have evolved 7,000 years ago!

Food for thought

Contrary to the popular belief, the agriculture sector in India is not just about farming and animal rearing.

Global warming may spread drought to a third of Earth

One third of the world may be at increased risk of drought by 2100 as warmer temperatures wring more moisture from the soil, a new study has warned.

Crop damage by unseasonal rains, hailstorm a serious issue: Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court today observed that unseasonal rains and hailstorms that wreaked havoc in several villages across Maharashtra since February this year was a serious issue.

Climate change to reduce crop yields much sooner than thought: Study

A new study suggests that climate change will adversely affect the crop yields around the globe much sooner than previously thought.

Industrial civilisation could be headed for `irreversible collapse`: NASA-funded study

Researchers have highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in near future because of unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution.

Farm yields may drop if climate change impact not addressed

Agriculture yields are likely to decline to 9 per cent in the next 25 years if the climate change impact is not mitigated, Minister of State for Agriculture Tariq Anwar said today.

LS clears way for agricultural varsity in Bundelkhand

The parliamentary approval was accorded to the bill to set up a central agricultural university in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, when the Lok Sabha passed it on Thursday.

HAU students begin indefinite dharna

The students of Haryana Agricultural University went on an indefinite dharna and relay hunger strike, protesting the alleged indifferent attitude by the state government towards their demands.