Day: April 5, 2021

Now, growers flock to store their onion to cash in during lean arrivals season

Onion growers in Maharashtra have booked warehouses and storages nicely in advance this year to shop the bulb even as its costs have slipped even further to under ₹900 a quintal.

“Onion costs have dropped sharply from the highs witnessed in February. Rabi onions are expected to arrive from April fifteen onwards. By now itself, onion farmers have booked areas in warehouses to shop the bulb,” mentioned Agri Commodities Exporters Affiliation (ACEA) President M Madan Prakash.

Onion costs, which had zoomed to ₹4,000 a quintal in the third week of February this year, have nosedived to under ₹900. In accordance to Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare details, modal selling price of purple onion, usually harvested during early and late Kharif season, is now ₹850/quintal at Lasalgaon, Asia’s major marketplace for the bulb.

Higher shelf existence

In the course of this time of the year, arrivals of late Kharif onion

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Start-up GRoboMac to pilot robot cotton-picking in TN this summer

Green Robotic Machinery Pvt Ltd (GRoboMac), a Bengaluru-centered farm robotics begin-up, options to pilot its battery-operated cotton choosing robot named Pragati in Tamil Nadu all around June-July for harvesting the summer crop.

“We system to deploy the four-arm edition robot as a pilot on a twelve-acre plot in Tamil Nadu,” explained Manohar Sambandam, Founding Associate and CEO, Green Robotic Machinery Pvt Ltd.

Cotton is developed in parts of the rice fallows in the Cauvery delta region of Tamil Nadu as a summer crop, which is typically harvested in the course of June-July.

GRoboMac is also eyeing the commercialisation of Pragati in the forthcoming kharif harvest year by Oct, Sambandam explained.

The robot utilizes 3D eyesight artificial intelligence and has robotic arms custom made developed for the cotton crop. The organization is but to finalise the pricing for the equipment that is getting specific at cotton growers with land holdings of

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