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    What Are Some Alternatives & Supplements To Chemical Seed Treatment Process
    Over the past few decades, many new technological advancements have helped farmers gain higher yields, deter pests and increase their earnings. One of these developments is seed treatments. And although seed treatments have important benefits, they also pose certain risks. One of these is the risk of accidental exposure of
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    What is Seed Treatment and What Are Its Benefits
    Since ancient times, farmers have been battling diseases and insect pests that could potentially ruin a good harvest. But when the methodologies of seed treatment started to develop, they added a new weapon in their arsenal to combat them. Usually, seed treatments might not be needed if you are growing
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    What is Mixed Farming and What Are Its Advantages
    Mixed farming is an agricultural system in which a farmer conducts different agricultural practice together. Not to be confused with mixed cropping where a farmer plants two or more types of crops simultaneously in the same field, here the aim is to increase income through different sources and to complement
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    How The Internet of Things is Helping Digitalise Agriculture in India
    In the next few decades, the farming industry will arguably become more important than ever. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the world will need to produce 50% more food in 2050 than it does now in order to feed the growing population of the Earth. Almost the
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    How will GST impact the agriculture sector?
    The much talked about GST (Goods & Service Tax) was finally rolled out by the government on the midnight of June 30th. For a simpler understanding, GST is basically a single comprehensive tax levied on goods and services consumed in the country. And like in any other tax reform, agriculture,
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    Smart Farmer – AgriBolo Farmer
    India, going through a technological transformation is a country that has adapted the latest technology for the betterment of society. The transformation effect can be seen in all walks of the society. Agriculture is no exception, where technology has done wonders to this sector, which is the backbone of Indian
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    The Current State of Indian Agriculture System
    Indian Agriculture sector is changing the social-economic environments of population due to liberalization and globalization. About 75% people are living in rural areas and are still dependent on Agriculture. About 43% of India’s geographical area is used for agricultural activity. It provides about 65% of the livelihood, accounts for 27%
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    Agriculture in India and Agribolo
    Agribolo Kisan, Smart Kisan! India is going through a technological transformation. Different sectors of the country are adapting quickly to the latest advancement in technology for accelerated growth and general betterment of society. Agriculture in India is no exception. Being the backbone of our economy, the sector has always welcomed
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    Advantages of Organic Agriculture
    Organic Agriculture uses animal wastes as inputs and it is a natural way to grow your plants. Apart from being beneficial for the environment, it benefits both farmers as well as consumers. Here are the list of advantages- Advantages that farmer accrue- Farmers are highly benefited when they take to
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    Knowing about Organic Agriculture
    Organic farming or the Organic Agriculture is the holistic production management system that can promote and enhance the agroecosystem easily because it treats the farm as a living entity.Apart from ensuring enhanced agroecosystem health, it also allows enhanced biodiversity, biological cycles, and the soil biological activity. Why is Organic farming
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    Wha is Agro e-trading platform?
    Agro e-trading is the procedure that involves farmer and the traders those are brought together using an electronic platform so that each is benefited during an interaction. On an e-trading platform, the bids are placed on the respective farm produces. The complete procedure leads to the following advantages:- Reduced costs-
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    Sawfly Control & Management in Mustard
    Sawfly control & management in Mustard Mustard is the Rabi crop in India which could get affected by the Sawfly. The nymph stage of insect is dangerous for the crop and so it becomes necessary that the insect is controlled. How to identify a Sawfly? It has a Green body
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    Leaf miner Control & Management in Mustard
    Leafminer control & management in Mustard Mustard(Sarson) grows in Rabi season. It also gets affected by insects like Leaf Miner, Aphids. Leafminer can be identified through White irregular patterns that it creates on leaves. Ways to control them:- Methods to control Leafminer are- 1. Sowing Mustard seeds by the third
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    Lambs quarter control and Management in Mustard
    The weed needs to be controlled as it competes with the main crop for space, sunlight, water, nutrition as well as growth. Apart from this it also works as a shelter for insects, pests and the diseases. Practices to control them: Cultural : Adoption of crop rotation- During infestation of
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    Lambs quarter control and Management in Wheat
    The weeds are dangerous as they struggle with main crop for sunlight, space, water, nutrition and others. Even these weeds serve as dwelling for pests as well as diseases. Practices to control them: Cultural- Performing rotation of crops, Using both certified as well as weed free seeds, sowing in line
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    Sweet clover control and Management in Wheat
    The weeds on affecting the wheat will compete with it for space, sunlight, water, nutrition and others. Even it serves as a shelter for the diseases as well as the pests. Practices to control them: Cultural- Performing rotation of crops. Using certified weed free seeds. Sowing seeds in line at
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    Scarlet Pipernel control and Management in Wheat
    The weeds when affect wheat starts competing with the main crop for space, sunlight, water, nutrition and others. Apart from this they also serve as a shelter to pests as well as diseases. Practices to control them: Cultural- Performing rotation of crops. Using certified and weed free seeds. Sowing in
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    Canary Grass control and Management in Wheat
    As the weeds affect wheat, it competes equally with main crop for space, sunlight, water, nutrition and others. Also it provides shelter to both pests & diseases. Practices to control them: Cultural: Performing rotation of crops. Utilizing certified as well as weed-free seeds. Sowing seeds in line at appropriate times.
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    Club Root- How to protect Mustard from the disease
    How is the disease evident? When affected by club root, the Mustard plant remain stunted and tiny nodules to large club shaped outgrowths start developing in the root system. Also the leaves turn pale green or yellow. Later on, there is found wilting and during severe conditions, the death of
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    Powdery Mildew- How to protect Mustard from the disease
    How is the disease evident? Powdery Mildew affects Mustard and its symptoms are found as dirty, white, circular flowery patches on either side of the leaves. The worst thing about the disease is that under favorable environmental conditions, entire leaves, stems get affected. Also the whole leaf gets covered with
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    Alternaria blight- How to protect Mustard from the disease
    How is the disease evident? This disease affects Mustard by attacking the lower leaves. When attacked, there is seen small, circular, brown necrotic spots that increase in size slowly. Many concentric spots even coalesce for covering large patches. In severe cases of infestation, these patches show blightening and defoliation. Also
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    White Rust- How to protect Mustard from the disease
    How is the disease evident? Greyish white irregular patches are found on the lower surface of the leaves.As they find favorable conditions, there is seen Brownish White fungal growth on the spots. Top practices to prevent the disease: Cultural: Using the seeds that are certified and have adequate resistance and
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    Karnal Bunt disease- How to protect wheat from the disease
    Symptoms of Karnal Bunt disease are detected on the seeds only after harvesting. How is the disease evident? As the symptoms are detected on seeds after harvesting, so it becomes difficult to distinguish the infected plants in the field. Because the disease is seed borne, so the best method is
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    Earcockle disease- How to protect wheat from the disease
    It affects the wheat during flowering and harvesting stage. How is the disease evident? Disease affects the wheat as the Juveniles finds host and moves up in the plants over a film of water. Later these molt and grow to become an adult. Then they mate and reproduce with eggs
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    Yellow (Stripe) Rust- How to protect wheat from the disease
    This disease starts from shady areas in the field and teliospores appear on leaves between December-February. How is the disease evident? It is visible as yellow to orange coloured stripes and powder on leaves causes yellow coloured stains on fingers and clothes when touched. Also, these pustules are seen on
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    Powdery Mildew- How to protect wheat from the disease
    This disease affects wheat during vegetative and flowering stage. How is the disease evident? It is visible as white, powdery patches on the upper surface of the leaves and stem. Also the Greyish, White powdery growth is seen on the leaf, sheath, stem and the floral parts. In later stages
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    Loose smut- How to protect wheat from the disease
    This disease affects wheat at early maturity stage. How is the disease evident? The disease is evident on few number of wheat heads that carry millions of teliospores. These spores are capable of infecting the complete field. This late symptom is more visible during the field inspection on higher level
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    Foliar blight- How to protect wheat from the disease
    This disease affects the wheat plant when they turn 7-8 weeks old and becomes severe as the crop matures. How is the disease evident? The disease is initially evident as small, oval and discolored lesions on the leaves. These lesions are irregularly scattered on the foliage and becomes enlarged over
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    Farm Insect management with Trap crops
    What are Trap crops? Trap crops refer to those crops which can attract natural pests by producing pollen and nectar. These crops work as reproduction base for the insects. They are generally planted around the borders of the field for protecting the main crop. Diagram representing Trap crops: Advantages of
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    How to control Pink bollworm
    The Pink bollworm can be controlled through the methods like: Terminating the crop at maturity as early as possible and avoiding ratooning to prevent the infestation of insect of pink bollworm. Installation of Pheromone traps at the distance of 50 M @ five traps per ha monitoring & mass trapping
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    How to control White fly
    The White fly can be controlled through the methods like: Use of sucking pest tolerant genotypes. Destruction of cotton stalks and weeds during off season and in season. Installation of yellow sticky traps 8- 10 per acre. Spraying Neem oil 2.5 lit/ha mixed with 0.1% detergent powder. Neem oil (1%),
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    How to control Mealy bug
    The Mealy bug can be controlled through the popular practices like: Cultural practices: Early crop termination to break continued food and shelter. Destruction of residual cotton stalks to reduce carryover of the pest. Destroying alternate hosts like Parthenium. Avoiding disposal of infected plants in water channels. Avoiding movement of farm