Dhaka: 9:00 PM, Wed, 18 Oct, 2017

31,798 hectares under wheat farming in Faridpur

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.

Mustard cultivation starts in Faridpur

Faridpur Correspondent: Mustard cultivation is now gaining ground under nine upazillas in Faridpur district.

13 lakh farmers hit by floods in Bogra

Bogra Correspondent: The recent floods have damaged standing crops worth about Taka 143 crore in the district.

Indian scientists find a ‘wonder herb’ in the high Himalayas

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.

UN strengthens regulations on lead in infant formula, arsenic in rice

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.

‘Massive increase in poppy cultivation in Afghanistan’

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.

Tea prices up on robust demand

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.

Rice production reaches 34.449 million tons in FY 2013-14

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).

With new tech tools, precision farming gains traction

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 conducts training program for mango farmers

Risingbd Desk
PRAN arranged a training program for mango farmers at its agro factory in Natore recently.

Call to use modern tech to increase crops production

Panchagarh Correspondent

Speakers at a workshop in the district have urged  the farmers to use modern technologies in a bid to increase crops production.

Mango cultivator names new hydrid after Narendra Modi

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.

French corn farmers turn to drip irrigation

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.

CO2 ‘significantly reduces’ nutrients in major food crops

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.

Family Farmers Hold Keys to Agriculture in a Warming World

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.

EC starts dialogue with AL

Staff Correspondent: As part of the ongoing dialogues, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda is holding a meeting with a delegation of Awami League (AL) over holding the next general election in a credible manner.

Mila files case against her husband's family

Staff Correspondent: Popular pop singer Tasbiha Binte Shahid Mila, commonly known as Mila Islam, has filed a defamation case against her husband Parvez Sanjari's family.