He recommended the vegetable growers to get proper training of tunnel farming and start nursery cultivation of tomato, sweet chilies, green chilies, and Brinjal
from the mid of September.
, cauliflower, green chilli and coriander recorded high wholesale rates on Sunday.
He said that he arrived at his decision on Bt Brinjal
after a seven-month-long process of public consultation with scientists, NGOs, civil society representatives and farmer bodies.
And in an attempt to capitalize on this popular crop, Monsanto has repeatedly tried to commercially market its own GM variety of brinjal
called Bt brinjal
Kumar initiated the work on Bt brinjal
in India in 1994, even before the Maharashtra hybrid seeds company (Mahyco) thought of developing Bt cotton, by licensing it from agricultural company Monsanto.
The pest damages as much as 95 per cent of brinjal
crops, according to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), a body that counts Monsanto and Bayer Crop Science among its donors, as also respected Indian agricultural scientist M.
Indian company Mahyco, in collaboration with US biotech giant Monsanto, pushed for the introduction of genetically modified brinjal
- a move which met with much resistance from activists.
(eggplant) is the next biotech crop being considered for approval, and would be India's first biotech food crop.
MULTAN -- Agriculture experts said on Friday that farmers should complete brinjal
nursery cultivation in June and utilize only approved varieties including Nirala, Bemisal, Qaisar and Dil Nasheen due to their better resistance against diseases and enhanced production capability.
Potato Fresh minimum Rs 1400 and maximum Rs 1600, Onion minimum Rs 1400 and maximum Rs 1600, Tomato minimum Rs 3600 and maximum Rs 3800, Cucumber minimum Rs 3300 and maximum Rs 3500, Garlic (China) minimum Rs 11400 and maximum Rs 11800, Garlic (Local) minimum Rs 13500 and maximum Rs 14000, Peas minimum Rs 2100 and maximum Rs 2200, Cauliflower minimum Rs 1500 and maximum Rs 1600, Brinjal
minimum Rs 2600 and maximum Rs 2800.
THE INDIAN Council of Agriculture Research ( ICAR) has begun a formal investigation against one of its top researchers for various allegations including false claim he had made about a patent application relating to genetically modified brinjal
Ramesh had on February 9 gave the thumbs down to the commercialisation of Bt Brinjal
and imposed a moratorium on it till further study.
Mumbai Farmers in Maharashtra's Vidarbha region have appealed to Chief Minister Ashok Chavan to oppose the central government's proposal to grant sanction to the commercial production of Bt brinjal
(a genetically modified eggplant) in the state.
Potato fresh minimum Rs 1300 and maximum Rs 1500, Onion minimum Rs 1500 and maximum Rs 1700, Tomato minimum Rs 3600 and maximum Rs 3800, Cucumber minimum Rs 2500 and maximum Rs 2700, Garlic (China) minimum Rs 11200 and maximum Rs 11600, Ginger (Thai) minimum Rs 10000 and maximum Rs 10400, Peas minimum Rs 1900 and maximum Rs 2000, Cauliflower minimum Rs 1500 and maximum Rs 1600, Brinjal
minimum Rs 3600 and maximum Rs 3800.
Potato Fresh minimum Rs 1900 and maximum Rs 2100, Onion minimum Rs 1500 and maximum Rs 1700, Tomato minimum Rs 3600 and maximum Rs 3800, Cucumber minimum Rs 5300 and maximum Rs 5500, Garlic (China) minimum Rs 13200 and maximum Rs 13700, Garlic (Local) minimum Rs 12500 and maximum Rs 13000, Peas minimum Rs 6900 and maximum Rs 7200, Cauliflower minimum Rs 2100 and maximum Rs 2200, Brinjal
minimum Rs 3300 and maximum Rs 3500.