Daily Agriculture Current Affair 16 dec

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ICAR Signs Deal with NABARD for Transfer of Farm Technologies

Government’s agriculture research body, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) on 13 December 2019 signed a deal with the National Board of Agriculture & Rural Development or NABARD for taking up site-specific transfer of farm technologies in India.

According to a statement, the aim is to facilitate research & scale up different technologies as well as innovative farmer models developed by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by NABARD Chairman Harsh Kumar Bhanwala and ICAR Director General, Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Mohapatra stressed on providing financial aid to the young agri-entrepreneurs with the help of National Board of Agriculture & Rural Development.

ADAMA, RiceTec Launch New Herbicide-Tolerant Technology

The Max-Ace technology takes advantage of a unique non-GMO trait that gives the rice enhanced tolerance to HighCard herbicide. HighCard is a unique safened proprietary product made by ADAMA, which will be labeled for post emergence control of grassy weeds in rice, including red and weedy rice. HighCard will need to be applied sequentially before establishing the flood to meet stewardship requirements & maximize the effectiveness and longevity of the technology.

Horticultural Crop Production Surpasses Food Grain Productions

The Government’s proactive policies and farmers’ untiring efforts ensured the horticultural crop production to surpass the food grain productions for 5 consecutive Years. Dr. A.K. Singh, Deputy Director General (Horticultural & Crops Sciences), ICAR lauded the enterprising farmers of Maharashtra for their significant contributions in the horticultural sector’s growth.

The ICAR-Directorate of Floricultural Research, Pune in association with the other ICAR Sister Institutes of Pune organized a “Stakeholders Meet” at the ICAR-National Research Centre for Grapes.

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