Some amount of fruit drop – the premature shedding of fruit from a tree before its time – is considered normal in the world of cultivation. However, it is alarming when a very large number of fruit or produce “drops” or is lost prematurely. This kind of fruit drop has long been a cause of worry for farmers everywhere. Magic Gro is the solution.
While 75 percent of Nigeria’s land is suitable for agriculture, Nigeria is still struggling to solve her food and agriculture problems. Nigeria is blessed with abundant fertile land, human resources and a history of agricultural practice. It is time to build on this and bring the benefits of organic farming to the people of Nigeria.
Awareness is increasing among people about the ill-effects of GMOs. One must take into consideration health and environmental impact, whether we are a consumer or producer.
The pros of a healthy, farm-to-table system are many. Aside from healthier produce for consumers, it also ensures a healthy agriculture system, the soil, the livestock and a healthier work environment for all the hands at work within it.
The world’s population coupled with ceaseless population growth leaves mankind facing a big challenge to provide a sustainable living to the current and future generations.
Seeds provide nutrition and protection to the embryo. The growth and development of the plant as a whole depends upon the performance of the seed. The yield, performance of the plant and its resistance to undesirable parameters of the plant depends upon the emergence and the germination rate of the seed.
Climate change, also called global warming, refers to the rise in average surface temperatures on Earth. An overwhelming scientific consensus maintains that climate change is due primarily to the human use of fossil fuels, which releases carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the air.
Sudhir Deshmukh (name changed) a farmer in Yavatmal last saw his fluffy cotton crops before he sprayed the poisonous insecticides. Little did he know that the use of these pesticides would take away his life leaving behind a family of four dependents.
India has been an agricultural nation since time immemorial. Agriculture is the part and parcel of this nation’s rich cultural heritage. As of 2011, India had a large and diverse agricultural sector, accounting, on average, for about 16% of GDP and 10% of export earnings.
India comprises around 17.86% of world population with an average land resource of 2.4%. The major occupation of two third of this population is agriculture. Though the Indian agricultural sector has always been glorified in the past for undergoing a major transformation during the Green Revolution and inclusion of modern farming practices, the current scenario is however not so pleasing for certain sections. The plight of the farmers in the Marathwada and Vidarbha region of Maharashtra is a matter of great concern for the entire nation. It is disturbing to know that in an agricultural country like India, there are regions where the farmers are in such a pitiful condition.