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Sugarcane| Sugar futures traded higher due to demand for cold drinks during the Indian elections, but lower than expected level of exports limited the gain.

April 17, 2014

Sugar futures traded higher due to demand for cold drinks during the Indian elections, but lower than expected level of exports limited the gain. Sugar prices shot up by Rs 50-90 per quintal at the mill level in Maharashtra on higher demand which pushed up spot prices on the Vashi wholesale market by Rs...

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Turmeric| Turmeric prices ended up due to export enquires, while adverse reports of rains damaging the crop in growing areas of South India helped the buying.

April 17, 2014

Turmeric prices ended up due to export enquires, while adverse reports of rains damaging the crop in growing areas of South India helped the buying. Spot turmeric prices at Erode market increased to Rs 7000 per quintal on receipt of upcountry orders. Merchants in North India prefer Erode variety for its price and good...

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Jeera| Indian cumin seed or jeera futures rose as traders expect export demand from Gulf nations would rise in coming months due to political tensions in Turkey and Syria.

April 17, 2014

Indian cumin seed or jeera futures rose as traders expect export demand from Gulf nations would rise in coming months due to political tensions in Turkey and Syria. Jeera production is expected to rise to about 6.5-7 million bags of 55 kg each in the year 2014, from about 4.5-5 million bags a year...

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Cardamom| Export cardamom buying shrunk as no fresh orders were forthcoming following an upsurge in the prices.

April 17, 2014

Export cardamom buying shrunk as no fresh orders were forthcoming following an upsurge in the prices.  Cardamom prices dropped on slack demand amid moderate arrivals atKochispot market. According to the traders, prices of exportable variety have gone up to around Rs 800 per kg and that has led to a slowdown in export buying. Other...

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Paddy| Rice HMT Shriram and Rice Chinnor moved down sharply in Nagpur open market here on lack of demand from local traders amid increased supply from producing regions like Chhattisgarh and MP state.

April 16, 2014

Rice HMT Shriram and Rice Chinnor moved down sharply in Nagpur open market here on lack of demand from local traders amid increased supply from producing regions like Chhattisgarh and MP state. Rice HMT Shriram prices at Nagpur spot market were Rs 5000-5500 per quintal. This price trend will continue further, traders said. Other...

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Maize| In present weather condition leaf blight and sucking pest (aphids and mites) incidence was observed on summer maize crop in some parts.

April 16, 2014

In present weather condition leaf blight and sucking pest (aphids and mites) incidence was observed on summer maize crop in some parts. In present high temperature farmers are advised to give irrigation in Maize crop at the time of evening when the velocity of wind is low. Bihar is the major summer Maize producing...

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Wheat| Looking dry weather in many states, farmers are busy in harvesting of Wheat.

April 16, 2014

Looking dry weather in many states, farmers are busy in harvesting of Wheat. Matured Wheat seed contains 10-12% moisture. Matured crops should be harvested very soon other wise quality of produce will be hampered. Harvested crops must be completed sun drying, its threshing must started very soon as to ensure good quality seeds. Other...

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Moong| Green gram prices were steady on subdued demand.

April 16, 2014

Green gram prices were steady on subdued demand. At Indore spot market Moong (bold) prices were Rs 7200-7500 per quintal, while moong (medium) ruled at Rs 6500-6800 per quintal. Summer Moong crop has reached almost physiological maturity stage in key producing states in India.  New summer Moong arrivals started in major markets. Other News...

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Sugarcane| Indian Sugar mills produced 21.5 million tonnes of Sugar in the first half of 2013-14 that started on October 1, down 7 percent from a year earlier, according to a producers body.

April 15, 2014

Indian Sugar mills produced 21.5 million tonnes of Sugar in the first half of 2013-14 that started on October 1, down 7 percent from a year earlier, according to a producers body. Sugar futures are likely to fall in coming days on profit-taking, though robust demand in major spot markets seen limiting the downside....

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Paddy| Summer Paddy crop is at panicle initiation stage in the Chhattisgarh.

April 15, 2014

Summer Paddy crop is at panicle initiation stage in the Chhattisgarh. Looking to Max Temperature is upto 40°C but micro climate of paddy crops is remain 35°C and humidity will be 90 percent. In this climate incidences of Sheet rot disease in summer Paddy is expected, farmers are advised for keep watching and take...

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