Chilli crop

Invasive thrips caused 80% damage to chilli crops, Rajya Sabha told 

Thrips Parvispinus, an invasive pest species, might have dominated or even replaced the native chilli thrips known as scirtothrips dorsalis, the Rajya Sabha was told on Friday. 

published on : 5th February 2022

Hit by Thrips, Khammam farmers turn to dragon fruit

According to horticulture officer J Mariyanna, dragon fruit is in good demand and existing farmers are making profits between Rs 3 lakh to Rs 4 lakh per acre per year.

published on : 27th January 2022

Ryots of Telangana's Khammam district demand compensation for damaged chilli yield

Demanding the State government to pay compensation for damaged chilli crops in the district, farmers, including several women, staged a dharna at Jannaram village under Enkoor mandal. 

published on : 26th December 2021

One’s loss is another’s gain, the open market case of red chilli

Small farmers hit by thrips infestation while large farmers who hoarded last year’s stock are making big bucks; medium-grade produce fetching just Rs 8,000/ quintal

published on : 23rd December 2021

Debt-ridden Telangana farmer ends life by consuming pesticide

On Monday morning, Hanumanthaiah left for his field on the village outskirts and his body was found by farmers in the neighbouring fields, frothing at the mouth.

published on : 14th December 2021

50-year-old ryot hangs self in Telangana's Mahabubabad

Bikku had reportedly cultivated red chilli on one and a half acre and paddy on another half-acre of land. The crop of red chilies was infested by Thrips pests and he had since been depressed.

published on : 13th December 2021

Invasive insect ‘Thrips’ destroys chilli crop, farmers’ hopes

The damage has been so extensive that worried farmers in Warangal districts are ploughing their chilli fields during the harvest stage itself.

published on : 6th December 2021