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  • Whip Smut Fungi: An underlying challenge despite surged sugarcane production

    India, the world’s second-largest sugarcane producer is about to witness a sharp rise in sugarcane production this year, thanks to the unseasonal monsoon that has helped the millers increase their yield per hectare. The production has been expected to reach 305 lakh tonnes in 2024 from 291.50 tonnes(1) in 2023. The surge was particularly observed…

  • Why has the Cotton Production Plunged in India?

    India has been one of the world’s largest cotton producers for many years. However, this year, it saw a sharp decline in cotton production, plunging to a 15-year low. Cotton Corporation of India (CCI), which had estimated cotton production to reach 360 lakh bales in 2022-23 has significantly reduced the number to merely 294.10 lakh…