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  • How are fireflies affected by light pollution? Jun 25, 2022 12:15 PM IST

    How are fireflies affected by light pollution?

    Research shows that firefly occurrence decreases with proximity to artificial light. The closer one gets to a light source, the lesser fireflies there are.

  • Agricultural Minister to take up industry's demand on reducing GST on pesticides with Finance Ministry Jun 23, 2022 07:13 PM IST

    Agricultural Minister to take up industry's demand on reducing GST on pesticides with Finance Ministry

    On Thursday, Narendra Singh Tomar, the minister of agriculture, gave the agrochemicals sector his word that he would discuss with the finance minister the industry's desire to lower the GST on pesticides to 5% from 18%.

  • EU seeks to halve use of pesticides, heal nature with landmark laws Jun 22, 2022 04:25 PM IST

    EU seeks to halve use of pesticides, heal nature with landmark laws

    Under the proposals, the use of chemical pesticides should also be cut by 50% by the end of this decade.

  • Five states plan to roll out drones for fertiliser usage in next 2-3 months: Sources Apr 27, 2022 07:21 PM IST

    Five states plan to roll out drones for fertiliser usage in next 2-3 months: Sources

    The testing of drones to be used for spraying fertilisers in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana has already been completed and farmer producer organisations in these states are expected to start using the drones very soon, according to sources.

  • Ideas For Profit | Sharda Cropchem Sep 17, 2021 06:58 PM IST

    Ideas For Profit | Sharda Cropchem

    Sharda Cropchem’s valuations are probably the lowest in the agrochem industry. The stock is trading at the lower end of its historical P/E multiples. Need more reasons to invest in the stock? Watch this video

  • Ideas For Profit | Dhanuka Agritech Sep 08, 2021 08:35 PM IST

    Ideas For Profit | Dhanuka Agritech

    Dhanuka Agritech has a strong balance sheet with zero net debt and robust return ratios. MC Pro is bullish on the long-term growth prospects of the company. At CMP, the stock is trading close to its long-term historical averages. Here’s why investors should add the stock on declines.

  • India Pesticides IPO: Should you subscribe? Jun 22, 2021 08:23 PM IST

    India Pesticides IPO: Should you subscribe?

    With momentum building up once again in the primary market, Karunya Rao fills us in on all the things to know regarding the IPO of India Pesticides.

  • Bharat Rasayan: Why is this a stock to add despite the recent weak quarter? Dec 28, 2020 10:43 AM IST

    Bharat Rasayan: Why is this a stock to add despite the recent weak quarter?

    Improving margins, strong balance sheet, healthy return on capital, capacity expansion and a gradual shift to a patented high-margin product mix and CRAMS make Bharat Rasayan attractive

  • Bharat Rasayan: a good bet for the long-term investors Sep 24, 2020 11:46 AM IST

    Bharat Rasayan: a good bet for the long-term investors

    Bharat Rasayan is positioned to benefit from a move towards patented high margin products and CRAMS in the long run

  • Dhanuka Agritech gets green nod to set up Rs 90 crore pesticide unit Jun 08, 2018 02:32 PM IST

    Dhanuka Agritech gets green nod to set up Rs 90 crore pesticide unit

    The proposed unit with a manufacturing capacity of 3,415 tonne per month technical grade pesticides will be established at the Dahej-III Industrial Estate in Bharuch.

  • Govt seeks stakeholders' comment to ban 12 pesticides Mar 10, 2017 05:02 PM IST

    Govt seeks stakeholders' comment to ban 12 pesticides

    The Agriculture Ministry has sought views from stakeholders after an expert panel recommended that 13 pesticides /insecticides should be banned completely by 2020.

  • Bayer sees pesticides profit stagnating before Monsanto takeover Feb 22, 2017 10:24 PM IST

    Bayer sees pesticides profit stagnating before Monsanto takeover

    German drugs and pesticides maker Bayer forecast a year without earnings growth for its agricultural products business on Wednesday, as it seeks to complete its USD66 billion deal to take over U.S. seeds giant Monsanto.

  • Pesticides market to touch Rs 33,000 crore by FY16 Mar 20, 2015 01:33 PM IST

    Pesticides market to touch Rs 33,000 crore by FY16

    The pesticides market in the country is expected to witness 12-15 percent growth and touch Rs 33,000 crore in FY16 even as the industry is suffering heavy losses due to faulty government policies, a senior industry official has said.

  • Optimistic on GM crops; eye 25% growth in 3 yrs: Dhanuka Dec 30, 2013 04:29 PM IST

    Optimistic on GM crops; eye 25% growth in 3 yrs: Dhanuka

    According to MK Dhanuka, monsoon is the biggest challenge for the agro-industry and if it will be normal then the company will have minimum 25 percent growth in next three years.

  • Fatal Bihar school meal contained pesticide: Police Jul 21, 2013 07:56 AM IST

    Fatal Bihar school meal contained pesticide: Police

    The deaths sparked protests in Bihar. The lunch was part of India's Mid-Day Meal Scheme that covers 120 million children and aims to tackle malnutrition and encourage school attendance. It had already drawn widespread complaints over food safety.

  • Organic food no more nutritious than non-organic: study Sep 04, 2012 11:26 AM IST

    Organic food no more nutritious than non-organic: study

    Organic produce and meat typically isn't any better for you than conventional food when it comes to vitamin and nutrient content, although it does generally reduce exposure to pesticides and antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to a U.S. study.

  • Studies show how pesticides make bees lose their way Mar 30, 2012 10:20 AM IST

    Studies show how pesticides make bees lose their way

    Scientists have discovered ways in which even low doses of widely used pesticides can harm bumblebees and honeybees, interfering with their homing abilities and making them lose their way.

  • Monsoons to push pesticide rates higher: Insecticides India Jul 28, 2011 02:30 PM IST

    Monsoons to push pesticide rates higher: Insecticides India

    In an exclusive interview with CNBC-TV18, Rajesh Agarwal, chairman and managing director of Insecticides India says that in the first quarter, the company has seen 10-15% increase in the market price.

  • Dhanuka Agritech expects 25% earnings growth in FY12 Jul 13, 2011 03:29 PM IST

    Dhanuka Agritech expects 25% earnings growth in FY12

    RG Agarwal, Chairman of the company tells CNBC-TV18 that Dhanuka is poised for capacity expansion through setting up a new facility on their newly acquired land.

  • Mexican clean-up urged to help Caribbean tourism Feb 07, 2011 08:25 AM IST

    Mexican clean-up urged to help Caribbean tourism

    Pollutants ranging from pesticides to illicit drugs have been found in fresh water aquifers beneath a Caribbean resort in Mexico and could damage future tourism unless the region cleans up, a UN-backed study said on Sunday.

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