Agriculture

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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Kodagu receives 11mm rainfall

Farmers who took up to paddy cultivation seem to be in serious trouble as the monsoon seems  to  have failed in the district. How ever, Monday and Tuesday saw a slight improvement in the weather with moderate rainfall. As per the information availed, Kodagu has received an average rainfall of 11.97 mm on Tuesday. So…

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Farmers reap harvest under ‘cafnet project’

In the International network of seven countries, Kodagu is the only district covered under the Coffee Agroforestry Network (CAFNET) project in India, said CAFNET regional coordinator C.G. Kushalappa. He told reporters here on Monday that in the seven countries-Indian, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda-all the identified areas are coffee growing regions and…

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Coorg Green Cardamom granted Geographical Indication

Cauvery Sene successfully gets a GI ( Geographical Indication) certification for Coorg  Green Cardamon. The Cauvery Sene has done what the Spices Board should have done long ago, The cauvery sene filed an application before the Asst. Director (dev) of the Spices Board Madikeri regarding  the propagation and preservation of a cardamom variety with coorg origin called…

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Govt earmarks funds to preserve indigenous cattle breeds

Madikeri : Minister for Animal Husbandry Revu Naik Belamagi disclosed that Rs. 3.09 crores has been released to protect  indigenous breed of cow’s in Kodagu. He further revealed that  under the Vidharbha Package, the district has got Rs. 11.98 crores. The Minister further added that along with funds  for protecting and breeding of indigenous varieties…

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CP(M) to Govt – Coorg needs agriculture not tourism

Lay more stress on Agriculture, Not tourism Criticizing the govt move to develop tourism in Coorg, the secretary of the CPI(M), I.R. Durgaprasad called upon MP A H Vishwanath to lay more stress on developing agriculture in the district by providing better produce prices and sops to agriculturists in the disctrict. He further stated that tourism…

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Grasshopper swarms invade S. Coorg

Grasshoppers resembling locusts, have been causing sleepless nights to farmers in and  around s. kodagu since the last couple of days. Swarms were spotted entrring houses attracted by the electric bulbs. Researchers at the college of forestry, ponnampet, after an initial study of the inscets have confirmed to coffeeland news that the swarms were of…

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Jackfruit In Coorg

“Our Ancestors had survived by consuming Jackfruit, when paddy was not sufficient for consumption” expressed a farmer at ‘Jackfruit Mela’. True to the words, Jackfruit was once upon a time a form of staple food in Kodagu. These trees were retained to provide shade to the Cardamom. Then the traditional cardamom growing areas were converted…

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