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Pesticides are killing honeybees

Toronto: Worker and queen honeybees exposed to field-realistic levels of neonicotinoids die sooner, affecting the health of the entire colony, a new study led by York University biologists has found. The researchers were also surprised to find that the neonicotinoid contaminated pollen collected by the honeybees came not from crops grown from neonicotinoid treated seeds, […]

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ICAR training farmers in scientific farming

New Delhi: The government is promoting soil test-based, balanced and judicious use of chemical fertilizers, bio-fertilizers and locally available organic manures like farm yard manure, compost, vermi compost and green manure to maintain soil health and its productivity. The soil health card (SHC) scheme was launched in February 2015 to assist State governments in the […]

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India

Govt initiates ‘Grow Safe Food’ campaign

New Delhi — The Government of India has taken several measures for proper use of pesticides by the farmers in the country. The pesticide residue data generated under the “Monitoring of Pesticide Residues at National Level” programme are shared with State governments and ministries/organisations concerned to initiate corrective actions for judicious and proper use of […]