Agriculture

Coorg Planters may be seeing good returns in near future

By K K Aiyamma Reuters is reporting that; Many analysts now expect a global bean deficit for the first time in five years. Brazil is going through a severe drought, which has already pushed the prices high. Currently it is trading at a 3 year high, at over $2.25 per pound. The South American country is…

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Coffee exports see a marginal decline, prices are still stable

Coffee exports see a marginal decline, prices are still stable

Image: Gaurav Pant  Economic Times  is reporting that exports this year has seen a decline of 2.85%, currently the output is pegged at 1,72,480 tonnes according to the Coffee Board. The primary buyers of Indian Coffee are Italy, Germany and Russia. Reuters is reporting that the Indian Coffee prices are still stable, stating in the report that;…

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Cardamom prices fall as harvesting nears

Cardamom prices fall as harvesting nears

Business Standard is reporting that Cardamom prices are falling as stocks pour into auction houses. From Rs658/kg in the last week, it fell to Rs 558/kg yesterday. The report further states that imports from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Guatemala are hurting the prospects further.  Growers allege that 70% of the Cardamom arriving from Guatemala is smuggled into India.

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Financial Aid for Coffee Plantations soon : K G Bopaiah

Bopaiah, the Virajpet MLA and Assembly speaker after inaugurating the commercial complex of Kodagu Coffee Growers’ Co-operative Society at B M Road in Hunsur on Thursday, said that the Govt is contemplating a decision to aid the Coffee Planters, soon. He further added that the Central Govt has released Rs 700 crore to the State based on Vaidyanatan…

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Karnataka Planters Association: We are in distress

Karnataka Planters Association: We are in distress

Image: KPA According to the report in The Hindu, KPA Chairman, Sahadev Balakrishna rued that the coffee plantation sector is “facing shortage fertiliser, rising cost of labour, impending strain on water resources, environmental and quality concerns and a need to replant old plantations.” Adding further he said ” “We have been going through a difficult phase…

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Pepper Prices shoot up as stocks run out

Farmers in Coorg can expect better price due to the worldwide supply shrotage. The unit value currently stands at Rs.201.58 per kg for 2010 -11, up from Rs.159.02 per kg in 2009-10. The farmers in Coorg have been holding on to their stock for sometime now,  for better price realization.  Most of the domestic demand…

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Progressive Farmer

Cheppudira Prathvi Poonacha  of Vasanth Sai Estate, Kanoor Village has won the ‘Progressive  farmer award’ for Codagu district for the year 2010. The award was given on the basis of a survey conducted by the Departments of Agriculture and Horticulture, Govt of Karnataka. The award was given on 13th November, at the Krishi Mela (farmer’s…

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Unseasonal Rains hit coffee output

Unseasonal rains are expected to hit Karnataka’s coffee output. The state, India’s largest coffee producer, has witnessed a spell of torrential rains which have hit Chikmagalur, Hassan and Kodagu districts – the coffee growing belts. The rains, thanks to cyclonic storm Jal, lead to dropping of the ripe berries due to colder nights. Typically, the…

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Coffee Board to supply seeds to Growers

The Coffee board issued a press release,  stating that they will supply coffee seeds to intetrested growers for the year 2010-11. The seeds will be available at  all junior liaison officers’ (JLO) offices. The last date for filling and submitting applications for the seeds  is  15th October 2010, according to the press release. Coffee seeds…

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Acute shortage of Urea fertilizer for Post-Monsoon application – KPA

In a press statement issued by Karnataka Planters Association Chairman K.M. Nanaiah he said that  tt was  brought to the notice by many Large, Medium, and small grower members from the districts of Chikmagalur, Kodagu Hassan, Mysore, South Kanara and Udupi district in Karnataka in respect of Plantation crops such as Coffee, Tea, Rubber, and…

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