Agriculture

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. Read More

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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. Read More

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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 will be priced at Rs. Read More

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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 Spices about severe shortage of Urea fertilizer. Read More

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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 far the rainfall  recorded is 1,456.08 mm. Read More

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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. Read More

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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. Read More

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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. Read More

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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. Read More

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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. Read More

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