Crops | VOL.14, ISSUE 83, March-April 2014 |

Karnataka bans Mahyco seeds

Chennappa Channabasappa Gudli, 57, a farmer cultivating cotton crop for the past 12 years in Shiggaon Taluk of Haveri district in North Karnataka, predominantly a rainfed region, suffered a huge set back with his cotton crop yield reducing to less than one third during Kharif 2013. Buoyed by the higher returns during the previous years, Gudli bought 8 packets of Kanaka varieties of Bt Cotton seed sold by the Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco) at a premium of 30 per...

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