Agriculture Current Affair 30 November 2020

Bayer CropScience partners Big Haat for delivery of seeds, agri-inputs

Bayer CropScience Ltd has partnered with BigHaat, an agri-input e-commerce platform, to enable last-mile delivery of Bayer’s seeds and crop protection products directly to farmers’ doorsteps.

The tie-up will support farmers in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and focus on paddy, cotton, corn, chilli and horticulture crops. Besides having access to the entire range of Bayer’s agri-solutions, farmers can also avail crop-specific agronomic advisory through BigHaat’s Agristore digital platform, said a Bayer statement.

SPIC sets up model fertiliser shop in Kerala’s Idukki

Southern Petrochemicals Industries Corporation Limited (SPIC), an agri-nutrient and fertiliser company, has inaugurated a model fertiliser retail shop (MFRS) in Chettukuzhy, Idukki district, Kerala. It is the first private fertiliser company to set up an MFRS in the State, says a company press release.

Indian Institute of Spices Research inks several pacts to share agri technologies

The Indian Institute of Spices Research (IISR) has inked several MoUs to share three technologies and one variety developed by the Institute.

The institute will share three of their technologies with the Centre of Excellence Maddur for Precision Farming under the Karnataka Horticulture Department. Another MoU was inked with a Telangana-based entrepreneur for commercialisation of IISR Pragathi, a widely cultivated turmeric variety developed by IISR.

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