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Pesticide sales double in Kerala

Deccan Chronicle | KP SETHUNATH | June 15, 2015 KOCHI: Kerala’s exposure to pesticides has nearly doubled in the recent past despite a government proclamation that it will become a fully organic-farming state by 2016. According to the data published in the Economic Review of the state government, the pesticide consumption in 2013-14 rose to […]

India: Demand for ‘pesticide-free’ vegetables climbs

With increasing awareness of the health hazards of consuming vegetables cultivated in a polluted environment, residents who have no option to grow veggies at home have started turning to outlets that sell ‘pesticide-free’ vegetables grown using organic manure. A number of shops have sprung up in the city that claims to sell organic vegetables.

Haldhar Organic Farmer Award 2014

Inviting applications for Haldhar Organic Farmer Award 2014 The candidates are required to submit seven copies of applications along with their contact details, Bank Account No., Bank Address, IFSC Code and PAN No. failing which the application will not be considered.

Profitability in organic farming

Muhammad Iftikhar ul Husnain Published a day ago AN interesting research sponsored by the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics reveals that growing organic crops is at least as profitable as crops nurtured on synthetic inputs despite their low yields in Punjab. It is because of their low input costs and significant high […]

Pesticides issue takes centre stage at farmers’ meeting

TNN | Jun 20, 2015 MADURAI: The ongoing issue about use of harmful pesticides on crops dominated the monthly farmers’ grievance redressal day meeting on Friday, where an awareness lecture was held to sensitise farmers about the issue. Kerala authorities recently reported that pesticides were being used indiscriminately on vegetables sent from Tamil Nadu.

Switch to organic farming, says PMK Chennai

Friday, Jun 19 2015 Expressing concern over reluctance of Kerala and Gulf countries expressing reluctance to buybuy vegetables and fruits from Tamil Nadu citing high pesticide content, the PMK today warned if the current situation continued to prevail, other states will also reject Tamil Nadus agriculture produce totally and production will also fall and requested […]

Vanastree’s Malnad Mela in Sirsi

Dr. Sridhar Desai, a renowned ayurvedic doctor from Gunda will be our chief guest. Shri H.R. Naik, Dept of Horticulture, Sirsi will innaugurate the programme. Stalls by Vanastree members with forest garden produce, traditional foods, organic open pollinated seeds, planting material (cuttings, tubers, saplings) and other typical Malnad fare chakuli (murrukku) and seed rangoli competitions […]

Date June 23, 2015 (Tuesday)

Time 11 am to 6 pm

They took plunge and reaped rich harvest

Pratiksha Ramkumar & Julie Mariappan, TNN | Jun 17, 2015 G Ramasamy, 52, a farmer in Arasur, a small village off Avinashi Road in Coimbatore, has not been using any chemical pesticides or fertilizers on his farm for the past one decade. The man who owns 3.5 acres of agricultural land is fully into organic […]

Organic farming: Time Tamil Nadu dug deep

Karthikeyan Hemalatha, TNN | Jun 17, 2015 Tamil Nadu has unveiled an ambitious plan to set up special organic zones (SOZs) on the lines of special economic zones to promote organic farm ing in the state. But the proposal, which forms part of the proposed organic farming policy of the state government, is yet to […]

Rice characterisation Workshop_8 and 10th July 2015_Phase 1

Phase 1 of the workshop for this year is scheduled on 8th and 10th of July 2015. This year it’s NOT a sponsored workshop. We were searching for some funds to conduct this year’s workshop but many enthusiasts came forward and are ready to pay for their own accommodation and food to get this training from Dr. Deb. So […]

Date 8th and 10th of July 2015

Ginger farming killing biodiversity in Malnad

Bangalore, July 27, 2014, DHNS: Ginger cultivation and extensive use of pesticides are driving the rich biodiversity in Malnad areas to extinction, while the perennial water resource is depleting at a rapid pace, says a study by Centre for Ecological Sciences (CES), Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc).

Farming-Permaculture workshop at Navadarshanam: 2 July – 5 July 2015

Navadarshanam is happy to announce a 4-day workshop on sustainable farming and permaculture principles from Thursday 2 July to Sunday 5 July 2015. The program is intended for anyone interested in growing food and is designed to provide a good understanding of the principles and methods involved in sustainable farming.  The program will have a […]

Date Thursday 2 July to Sunday 5 July 2015

Time 9.00am on Thursday and end at 3 pm on Sunday.