Agriculture

Bangladesh raises prices of urea fertiliser by Tk 6 a kg
Both dealers and farmers will have to pay Tk 6 more for the fertiliser in light of the volatility in the international market
Planting of summer crops ramps up in India as monsoon revives
Ample monsoon rain in the first half of July accelerated the planting of main summer-sown crops such as soybean, cotton and pulses in India, although rice planting is still lagging behind due to scant ...
Sardinian farmers suffer worst locust invasion in over 30 years
When farmer Rita Tolu saw "a big black wave storming across the horizon and taking over the fields" in April, she knew that little of her dried fodder and alfalfa crops would be left in the following ...
Some districts in northern Bangladesh are inundated. Others fret about drought in the paddy season
The small Lachchhi river at Pirganj Upazila's Birholi village in Thakurgaon overflows in the monsoon, flooding the arable lands on its banks and preparing them for the cultivation of Aman paddy.
From war to wild weather, global crop problems point to years of high food prices
Eric Broten had planned to sow about 5,000 acres of corn this year on his farm in North Dakota, but persistent springtime rains limited him to just 3,500 in a state where a quarter or more of the plan ...
India's crop-nourishing monsoon rains to pick up steam by mid-June
India's monsoon rains are likely to pick up by mid-June, the chief of the state-run India Meteorological Department (IMD) told Reuters on Wednesday, spurring the sowing of crucial crops such as rice, ...
Flood-hit Sunamganj farmers demand incentives for survival
These days, sexagenarian Gous Ali feels like he can never catch a break.
Pakistan's mango production to fall by 50% due to heatwave, water shortage
Pakistan's mango production is expected to decline by around 50% this year, as the crop has been severely hit by unusually high temperatures and water shortages, the chief of a growers' and exporters' ...
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