Faridpur Correspondent: Department of agriculture extension (DAE) has taken up a massive programme for cultivation of wheat in nine upazillas of the district during the current season.
Faridpur Correspondent: Mustard cultivation is now gaining ground under nine upazillas in Faridpur district.
Bogra Correspondent: The recent floods have damaged standing crops worth about Taka 143 crore in the district.
Risingbd Desk: In the high and hostile peaks of the Himalayas where sustaining life is a challenge in itself, Indian scientists say they have found a "wonder herb" which can regulate the immune system, help adapt to the mountain environment and, above all, protect from radioactivity.
Risingbd Desk: UN food standards body the Codex Alimentations Commission this week adopted new standards to protect consumer health worldwide, including setting out maximum acceptable levels of lead in infant formula and of arsenic in rice.
Risingbd Desk, Islamabad: The director general (DG) of Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF), Maj-Gen Khawar Hanif, on Tuesday told the Senate Standing Committee on Interior and Narcotics that before 9/11, poppy used to be cultivated in Afghanistan over an area of 6,700 hectares, but at present it was being grown on an area of over 200,000 hectares.
Risingbd Desk: Tea prices in Bangladesh extended gains at the weekly auction on Tuesday due to robust demand from local buyers for quality leaf, despite larger supplies and sales volume also rose.
Economic Correspondent: Bangladesh has produced around 34.449 million tons of rice, basis milled, in FY 2013-14 (July - June), up about 2.7% from around 33.833 million tons produced in FY 2012-13, according to provisional official estimates from the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE).
Risingbd Desk, USA: At LittleBohemia Creek Farm, the tractor pretty much drives itself, weaving through rows of corn using GPS technology as it injects carefully dosed amounts of fertilizer.
PRAN arranged a training program for mango farmers at its agro factory in Natore recently.
Speakers at a workshop in the district have urged the farmers to use modern technologies in a bid to increase crops production.
Risingbd Desk, LUCKNOW
Veteran mango cultivator Padamshri Haji Kalimullah has developed a new variety of mango and named it ‘Namo aam’ after prime minister-designate Narendra Modi.
Risingbd Desk, Thouars, May 15
Corn farmers in the verdant plains of southwestern France have responded to dwindling water resources by adopting drip irrigation -- a money- saving technique invented in the 1960s in Israel.
Risingbd Desk, DHAKA, May 7: Rising levels of CO2 around the world will significantly impact the nutrient content of crops according to a new study.
Risingbd Desk, DHAKA, May 2: Faced with global warming and a population that will swell to nine billion by 2050, a growing number of experts say that the way to feed the masses as climate change makes growing our food more difficult is to focus on family farmers, who often can barely feed themselves.
Staff Correspondent: BNP and its associate bodies are celebrating the 81st birth anniversary of their party founder Ziaur Rahman across the country today (Thursday) with holding various programmes.
Risingbd Desk: Indian movie star Salman Khan was acquitted on Wednesday in a case linked to the alleged killing of black bucks 18 years ago.