A special feed increases milk yield in cattle

Unlike full time agriculture, dairy farming alone does not prove to be financially rewarding. The main reason is the feed cost which burns a big hole in the pocket. Availability of dry straw and green fodder is a must, all through the year for dairy animals. Especially during summer or when the monsoon fails, it […]

What the agriculture census shows about land holdings in India

The number of small and marginal agricultural land holdings in the country (known as operational holdings) has registered a marginal increase in 2015-16 compared to 2010-11, according to the the tenth agricultural census. This means that there are more people who now own smaller parcels of agricultural land. In a positive development, the percentage of […]

Record yield of 15.3 lakh tonnes of paddy in Krishna district

Favourable weather, timely supply of irrigation water are the reasons The toil and sweat of the Krishna farmers did not go waste in kharif 2018-19 as the weather helped them produce a record yield of an estimated 15.3 lakh metric tonnes of paddy. In the past decade, cyclones played spoilsport damaging the paddy fields. Fortunately, […]