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Western Disturbance likely to bring more rain in North India

The Western Disturbance over North Pakistan and adjoining areas of Jammu & Kashmir working in tandem with the cyclonic circulation over Rajasthan...


More rain likely in Northwest India; pre-monsoon showers to continue in south

Last night, the Western Disturbance over North Pakistan and adjoining areas of Jammu & Kashmir moved east-northeastwards and now lies over Jammu ...


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Turmeric| Turmeric futures continued to attract buying support due to export enquires, while adverse reports of rain damaging the crop in growing areas of South India aided the buying.

April 19, 2014

Turmeric futures continued to attract buying support due to export enquires, while adverse reports of rain damaging the crop in growing areas of South India aided the buying. Spot Turmeric prices at Erode market continued to increase as orders flowed from North India. Prices in the futures market increased by Rs100 per quintal. Other...

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Coconut| Drought in Tamil Nadu has resulted in withering of Coconut trees.

April 19, 2014

Drought in Tamil Nadu has resulted in withering of Coconut trees. Copra stocks with the farmers in Erode have been exhausted. Stocks are coming from Kerala and Karnataka state. Around 1200 tonnes of Coconuts are arriving from other states in Erode market daily. Coconut oil have touched Rs 150 per kg in the wholesale...

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Black Pepper| Spot Black Pepper prices at Kochi market topped Rs 600 per kg on strong demand amid tight supply.

April 19, 2014

Spot Black Pepper prices at Kochi market topped Rs 600 per kg on strong demand amid tight supply. Arrivals continued to be thin at Kochi market. There was strong demand from upcountry buyers. On spot prices moved up by Rs 500 per quintal to Rs 60000 (ungarbled) and Rs 62000 (garbled). Export prices stayed...

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Castor| Gujarat is a major Castor seed producing state.

April 19, 2014

Gujarat is a major Castor seed producing state. Castor seed futures gained as traders started covering on export demand in the spot market. Weak production estimates for the current year also aided the rise. Castor spot price at Rajkot market was up by Rs 5-7 to Rs 765-775 for 20 kg. Demand for castor...

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Heat waves could threaten global food supply

April 18, 2014
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Heat waves, extreme temperatures and elevated levels of carbon dioxide could significantly reduce crop yields, according to a study by researchers at Norwich-based University of East Anglia. Global warming could threaten the supply of food, especially maize, wheat and soybean across the world if global climate change is not tackled and upturned. Studies held...

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Maize| Presently maize is in silking stage in the key producing states in India.

April 18, 2014

Presently maize is in silking stage in the key producing states in India. Maize is cultivated in India in both summer and winter, but most of the output comes from the summer crop. Maize prices are slightly increased in major markets on account of decline in arrivals. At Sangli (Maharashtra) market prices were at...

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Sugarcane| Sugarcane sets may be planted during March-April.

April 18, 2014

Sugarcane sets may be planted during March-April. Land preparation activity is started in some of the states. Apply 5% Malathion dust @3kg per bigha to avoid attack of termites before planting the sets. In vegetative growth stage sugarcane, farmers are advised to apply wheat straw between the rows of canes to reduce the soil...

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Coconut| Farmers are advised to collect the suitable Coconut varieties for nursery raising.

April 18, 2014

Farmers are advised to collect the suitable Coconut varieties for nursery raising. According to agriculture scientists, T x D hybrid, local Assam tall, Bengal selection are good Coconut varieties. Pits should be prepared in advance for planting in April-May. Coconut oil prices increased in southern markets on lower arrivals of copra. Other News The...

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Paddy| Summer rice in India has crossed the tillering to reach booting milking stage. In this stage farmers are advised to give nitrogenous fertilizer dose.

April 18, 2014

Summer rice in India has crossed the tillering to reach booting milking stage. In this stage farmers are advised to give nitrogenous fertilizer dose. According to agriculture scientists, probability of blast disease and stem borer pest may increase due to the cloudy conditions in last week in key summer rice producing states. Other News...

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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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