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Better technology helped contain onion crop damage due to erratic monsoon

An ICAR survey has found that traditionally sown onion crops saw a damage of up to 80%


Rajesh Bhayani Mumbai
At a time when onion prices are soaring across the country due to a supply squeeze, a recent survey by Pune-based Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research (DOGR) has revealed that farmers employing better technology were able to contain onion crop damage.

The survey, monitoring the effect of erratic monsoon on kharif and late kharif crops in major onion-growing districts of Maharashtra — Pune, Ahmednagar and Nasik — showed: “Heavy rains affected the entire kharif harvest, late kharif standing crop, and rabi nursery. The intensity of kharif crop damage could have been up

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First Published: Nov 28 2019 | 6:35 PM IST

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