Maize Current Affairs, GK & News

Jal Hi Jeevan Scheme of Haryana

The government of Haryana has launched the scheme Jal Hi Jeevan to replace the paddy crop with that of Maize and other crops to aid in water conservation through crop diversification. The scheme aims to address the depleting water table of the state. Objectives of the Scheme To reduce the area of water-guzzling crops in ..

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Haryana to Discourage Paddy Cropping

The government of Haryana has decided to discourage paddy crop sowing as the State was staring at a water crisis due to depleting groundwater level. About the Initiative A pilot project will be launched in Yamunanagar, Ambala, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind and Sonipat districts where sowing of maize and tur pulses would be promoted by ..

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Advance Estimates of Production of Major Crops for 2018-19

The second advance estimates for the production of most of the crops for the agricultural year 2018-19 been released by the Ministry of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare. Data on Production of Food Crops Foodgrains  –  281.37 million tonnes. Rice  –  115.60  million tonnes. (record) Nutri / Coarse Cereals – 42.64 million tonnes. Maize  –  27.80 million ..

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The team of scientists identified regions in wheat genome responsible for density of Zinc in wheat grain

The scientists have recently identified regions in the wheat genome responsible for concentration of zinc in wheat grain. They have also identified candidate genes involved in zinc concentration in wheat. The findings can potentially help in developing wheat varieties with enhanced levels of the micro-nutrient. The researchers have found 39 new molecular markers and two ..

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“Fall Armyworm” spotted in Telangana

The deadly agricultural insect-pest “Fall Armyworm (FAW)” has been recently spotted at a few places in the districts of Karimnagar, Kamareddy, Sangareddy, Medak and Gadwal in Telangana. It is known to attack and destroy several varieties of crops, but it prefers maize and sorghum because of the sweetness in their leaves. The Fall Armyworm (or ..

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