Bayer enters home gardens with mini veg seed packets
Bayer is entering India’s home garden segment with mini packs of its Seminis vegetable seeds.
The home garden segment is vastly underserved with limited choices for farmers and Bayer aims to leverage its broad portfolio of hybrid seeds to provide rural farmers and semi-urban growers greater choice in cultivating their own vegetables, the company said in a statement.
Good arrivals hit tea prices in Kochi auctions
Tea prices in Kochi auctions continue to witness a declining trend, with fresh arrivals hitting demand. However, the drop in good liquoring varieties was less compared to other grades in sale number 50.
The declining trend was reflected in the average price realisation that dropped to ₹177 per kg vis-à-vis ₹189 in the previous week. The quantity offered in CTC dust at 9,60,939.60 kg was mostly absorbed by blenders and packeters.
Rabi sowing up 4% despite farmers’ protests
Despite widespread farmer protests against the controversial farm laws, the area under rabi crop increased by four per cent to 507 lakh hectares (lha) till Friday as compared to the corresponding week last year, according to data released by Agriculture Ministry.
The area under wheat, at the end of current week, stood at nearly 255 lha, a modest increase of 2.5 per cent over nearly 248 lha in the same week last year. While there is an increase in wheat planting in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat, the area came down slightly in Haryana and Rajasthan.