Agri dept launches drive to protect cotton from pink bollworm this season

Agri dept launches drive to protect cotton from pink bollworm this season

Faridkot : After cotton farmers faced losses due the pink bollworm infestation in the last kharif season, the Punjab agriculture department has launched a state-wide campaign to counter the pest threat this season. Agriculture director Dr Gurvinder Singh is leading the campaign to keep a close watch on the cotton stacks for the carryover of […]

Food crisis looms as fertiliser price soars ahead rainy season

Food crisis looms as fertiliser price soars ahead rainy season

Stakeholders in the agricultural sector, especially farmers, have expressed fears over imminent food crisis owing to the continued rise in the prices of fertiliser. They said if not checked the situation will affect this year’s rainy season farming and eventual harvest. The farmers fear that the hike in price would deny many farmers access to […]