Trading firms can apply for feed-grade corn import by May 31: Commerce Ministry

The imports were allowed only for poultry firms on an actual user basis. As STEs were not able to submit applications till April, they have sought an extension of the timeline.The imports were allowed

published on : 15th May 2019

Mizoram grapples with pest attack on farmlands

Maize cultivation on 1,747.9 hectares of land in 122 villages has been affected as the “Fall Army Worm” has swarmed into the state ostensibly from Myanmar and Bangladesh.

published on : 7th May 2019

Government permits import of feed grade maize at concessional import duty of 15 per cent for poultry sector

It said applications are invited from state trading enterprises for import of feed-grade maize (corn) under the TRQ scheme at 15 per cent customs duty and meant only for actual users. 

published on : 3rd April 2019

Government announces relief for maize crops affected by fall armyworm

Armyworm, a deadly invasive pest which spread to countries, including Brazil and Argentina, and African continent, was observed in maize varieties in June last in Karnataka.

published on : 6th January 2019

After Karnataka and Andhra, invasive pest destroys maize farms in Tamil Nadu

In a desperate attempt to get back at least a meagre return on their investment, the maize farmers have started to sell their entire production to a fertilizer company in Andhra Pradesh.

published on : 15th December 2018

Fall armyworm infestation spreads across Andhra Pradesh, leaves maize growers in a tight spot

The latest weekly report released by the Agriculture Department has categorised the fall armyworm infestation in the State as severe. 

published on : 19th November 2018

Two US-based companies apply to delay biosafety trials for transgenic maize

The BRL trials are required before large scale production and release of GM products into the environment.

published on : 20th October 2018