Agriculture

Anti-hail guns back on Govt agenda, to bet on indigenous technology

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Shimla: Almost after a decade, Anti-hail guns seems back on the state government agenda and this time Govt is exploring possibilities to ride on...

Low-chilling apple variety developed by Himachal farmer spreads far and wide

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New Delhi: A farmer from Himachal Pradesh has developed an innovative self-pollinating apple variety that does not require long chilling hours for flowering and...

Horticulture varsity cautions apple growers of Scab spread, issues recommendations

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Nauni/Solan: Horticulture University has cautioned the apple growers to be vigilant for the possible spread of scab and other foliar diseases in the apple...

Horticulture Minister seeks damage report of crops within 15 days

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Shimla: Horticulture Minister Mahender Singh Thakur has directed the horticulture department to submit damage reports of crops within 15 days. The Horticulture Minister, in a...

District Commissioners to assess losses to crops from snow and hailstorm

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Shimla: Higher and middle reaches of the state has recently witnessed untimely snowfall and devastating hailstorm, which has substantially destroyed apple and stone fruit...

Untimely snowfall destroys apple and stone fruits in Himachal

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Shimla: Unseasoned snowfall in upper regions of the state has damaged apples and stone fruits, resulting in huge losses to the orchardists. Untimely snowfall...

Himachal Govt to open wheat procurement centers

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Shimla: Keeping in view the convenience and interests of the farmers, the state government has decided to strengthen wheat procurement by opening wheat procurement...

Hailstorm batters fruit crops in Himachal

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Shimla: Heavy hailstorm in upper regions of the state has battered stone fruits and apples, causing huge losses to orchardists. A huge splash of...

1,46,508 hectares of land affected due to less rainfall

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Chief Secretary directs Agri and Horticulture Depts to prepare an action plan to tackle drought like situation Shimla: Rain deficiency has affected a large chunk...

Natural Farming gets acceptance, 5,595 hectares under Prakratik Kheti Scheme

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Mandi: Natural Farming seems getting acceptance in the state of Himachal Pradesh as natural farming was being done in 5,595 hectares of land under...

e-SANTA to connect aqua farmers and the buyers

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New Delhi: Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday virtually inaugurated e-SANTA, an electronic marketplace providing a platform to connect aqua farmers...

Farmers trained on pest management in High-Density Apple plantation

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Nauni/Solan: Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni has conducted two field training camps for the farmers under the apple cluster...