Month: February 2018
EDTA is a well known chelating agent used in food and Pharmaceutical industries for preparing various formulations. It actively binds with several toxic metals like cobalt, lead, mercury that makes them inactive-nontoxic to dissolve in blood and excrete out from the body organs. Due to this property they are widely used in agriculture, horticulture, food and pharmaceuticals.
Various combination of EDTA with several minerals has increased their industrial usages. The active formation of Disodium with EDTA is used in molecular biology as an inhibiting agent. The mineral formations of EDTA contains different molecular weight and PH values applicable differently. Due to their chemical actions on human body, these EDTA products are applied widely in producing high quality crop in bulk quantity. Even minerals enrich EDTA also used in preparing human food as well for animal feeds.
Applications of Various EDTA Products
EDTA Tetrasodium is having the best cleansing property used in preparing cleansing materials, also used in agriculture to fulfill the Tetrasodium requirement of soil for better quality plantations.
EDTA Zinc is used in manufacturing zinc enrich fertilizer that is widely demanded in agriculture industry now-a-days. EDTA Zinc fulfills the requirement of Zinc to the soil and helps the crop growing well.
EDTA Copper provides the nutritional element of copper for better agriculture production. This creates a great combination while mixing with other EDTA products in fertilizer and increases the fertility of the land. Every farmer should know the content ingredient of the fertilizer while purchasing them.
The high grade EDTA Manganese is used in several fertilizers to provide the manganese to the soil. The pure EDTA manganese are pinkish color powder with minimum metal content increase the manganese level of the soil that is required for better growth of plantation and crop and ultimately gives bulk agriculture production. For more information on EDTA Manganese, Visit http://www.shivamagroind.com/?page_id=86
The role of EDTA Magnesium is quite important in fertilizer industry as it promotes the photosynthesis process in the plants, also increase the absorption value of irons in them. It stimulates the enzymes in plants for fast processing. EDTA Magnesium is one of the most important and widely demanded ingredients in agriculture industry.
EDTA Calcium is another chelating agent effectively works on metal and makes them non-toxic. The chelated calcium also used as fertilizer to increase nitrogen metabolism and gives hard structure to the plants. It also applies in healing process in pharmaceuticals and agriculture.
EDTA Ferric has also a contributing to enrich the soil with ferric, when used in fertilizer. It is good water soluble micronutrients that provides better nourishments to the plants and grow them well. Dried Ferrous Sulphate is used to stimulate the growth in animal body as well having good importance value in agriculture fertilizer to increase the crop production.
Shivam Agro Industries is a leading manufacturer of EDTA (Ethylene Diamine Tetra Acetic Acid) products including EDTA Acid, EDTA Disodium, EDTA Tetrasodium, EDTA Zinc, EDTA Copper, EDTA Manganese, EDTA Magnesium, EDTA Calcium, EDTA Ferric and Dried Ferrous Sulphate at the most affordable rates.
There is no such word as best jobs or best field, every field is a lucrative field if you have the passion for the subject. If you do what you love to, you are definitely going to excel in whatever you do irrespective of the field you are in, irrespective of the fact that it is in boom or not. Hence, when it comes to the agriculture sector, the same applies to it too. If you have a liking for agriculture, then do get into it. There are a variety of job profiles in agriculture and you can choose one according to your area of interest. Yes, agriculture does offer various jobs depending upon your qualification and expertise you are paid for it. Agric Extension – This profile includes training the farmers about the new farming techniques and creating awareness about the latest farming equipments and their utility. This person has to act like a catalyst between the agricultural research institutions and the farmers. Forestry – The designations include that of forest officer, etc and this profile includes taking care of the forest including the flora as well as fauna. The profile requires living inside the forests and ensuring that no illegal activities like cutting trees and killing animals or any other is carried out. Aqua culture of Fish farming – If you love to go fishing down the river or lake, then this is one job profile you would love to have. This profile includes rearing fish, ducks and other aquatic life, their production, selling them, etc. Soil Science – As the name goes this job profile includes the study of the type of soil, the quality of soil and the kind of crop or plant would be suitable for the soil. An interesting job profile if you have interest in soil mechanics. Horticulture – This one is high paying job profile if done well. This one includes the cultivating, maintaining, growing plants that are edible as well as ornamental. Agricultural Engineering – Another high paying career, this job profile involves development of alternate energy to meet the needs of agriculture. This is an interesting career option if you have a knack for engineering and agriculture. Agribusiness – Agribusiness includes the cultivation, processing and selling of agricultural products. This stream is a vast stream and includes agricultural management, marketing as well as price analysis. Agri business can be managed without a degree in the field but a degree in the field is always very beneficial. In a nutshell, there are many opportunities in the agricultural sector and the aforementioned are just a few of them. So, if you have a flair for agriculture you can choose the job profile which suits your interests and you will excel automatically in it.
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A new study says one-point-three billion tons of food are wasted or lost every year, causing significant harm to both the environment and the economy. The food losses occur as an estimated 870 million people go hungry every day.
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization says it has released the first study to analyze the impacts of global food wastage from an environmental perspective.
The report differentiates between food loss and food waste. Food loss is due to such things as poor harvesting, inadequate storage and transportation. Its more of a supply side issue. Food waste, meanwhile, comes on the demand-side during processing, distribution and consumption.
FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said, Every day, consumers, especially in the rich countries, waste almost as much food as the entire net food production of sub-Saharan Africa. The implication of this massive food waste for food security and sustainability is huge. If we reduce food loss and waste, we have more food available without the need to produce more and putting less pressure on natural resources.
The report Food Wastage Footprint: Impacts on Natural Resources says the amount of food that is produced, but not eaten, guzzles up a volume of water equivalent to the annual flow of Russias Volga River. That unconsumed food, it says, is also responsible for three-point-three billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
Developing countries suffer more food losses during agriculture production. But in high income regions, food waste at the retail and consumer level tends to be higher. Up to 40 percent of total wastage compared with only four to 16 percent in low income regions, he said.
Graziano da Silva added theres also the economic cost.
The food wastage means $750 billion every year. This impressive figure is the equivalent of the GDP of Switzerland.
Joining in the release of the new report is Achim Steiner, executive director of UNEP, the U.N. Environment Program. He called the $750 billion figure an extraordinary wake-up call for those thinking about food security and agriculture.
In that figure we may not even capture many of the more indirect impacts that are associated with degradation of natural resources. The impacts on climate change. The drivers that will cost perhaps not todays consumers of food, but tomorrows children and grandchildren, who have to run our economies and mange these impacts in ways that are economically not yet fully captured, said Steiner.
He emphasized the losses and waste do not only occur on land.
We again have phenomena where in many fishing fleets sometimes 20, 30, 50percent of the catch is thrown back into the sea. But it is not as if fish will happily continue to swim. Many of them will be dead and essentially no longer available either for consumption or indeed for maintaining the fish stocks of the world. So, we are really trying to address a phenomenon here today that concerns each and every one of us on the planet, he said.
He said the types of food being raised to meet the demands of growing economies are having a greater impact on the environment. More countries are adopting a Western style diet thats high in meat consumption. Livestock produce a lot of greenhouse gasses.
Our initiative with thinkeatsave.org is to reach out to literally citizens across all countries, all continents, in all sectors, to become part of addressing this phenomenon of wastage that simply is unnecessary, unacceptable and unsustainable in the 21st Century. We are all able to address this issue by becoming part of the solution, said Steiner.
Recommendations to reduce food loss and waste include raising awareness about the problems through media campaigns coordinating international initiatives and strategies and investing in public and private projects that reduce loss along the food chain from field to market to consumer.
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The horticulture sector, with a wide array of crops ranging from fruits and vegetables to orchids and nuts, mushrooms and honey – has been a driving force in the stimulating a healthy growth trend in Indian agriculture. India is currently producing 257.2 million tonnes of horticulture produce from an area of 23 million ha. What is significant is that over the last decade, the area under horticulture grew by about 3.8%per annum but production rose by 7.4% per annum. Given the increasing pressure on land, the focus of growth strategy is on raising productivity by supporting high density plantations, protected cultivation, micro irrigation, quality planting material, rejuvenation of senile orchards and focus on post harvest management to ensure that farmers do not lose their produce in transit from farm gate to the consumers plate.
With a production of 76.4 million tonnes, fruits accounts for about 30 per cent of the total production of horticulture crops. The area under fruit crops during 2011-12 was 6.6 million ha, which is almost 29 per cent of area under horticulture in India. The area under fruit crops has increased from 4.0 million ha in 201-02 to 6.7 million ha in 2011-12 with corresponding increase in production from 43.0 to 76.4 million tonnes. A large variety of fruits are grown in India. Of these, banana, mango, citrus, papaya, guava, grape, sapota, pomegranate, pineapple, aonla, litchi, pear, plum, walnut, etc are important. India accounts for 13 percent of the total world production of fruits and leads the world in the production of mango, banana, papaya, sapota, pomegranate, acid lime and aonla.
The leading fruit growing states are Maharashtra which accounts for 16.0 per cent of production followed by Andhra Pradesh (13.0%), Gujarat (10.0%), Karnataka (9.0%), Uttar Pradesh (8.0%), Tamil Nadu (7.0%) and Bihar (5.0%) altogether contributes for about 68.0 percent of the total fruit production in the country. Banana is the major fruit accounting for 35 per cent of total production followed by mango (4.0%), citrus (11.0%), papaya (6.0%), others (17.7%) in the country. It may also be mentioned that in the Himalayan states of Himachal and J&K the GDP from apples, plums, pears and stone fruits exceeds that of GDP from cereal crops.
Vegetables are also an important constituent in horticulture sector which are mostly low gestation and high income generating crops. Many vegetables are now grown under protected cultivation like green houses and shade nut houses with a scope for off season production, which fetches remunerative prices.
Vegetables occupied an area of 8.9 million ha during 2011-12 with a total production of 155.9 million tonnes having average productivity of 17.4 tonnes/ha.
Vegetable production registered a quantum jump of 77 per cent between 2001-02 and 2011-12.
More than 40 kinds of vegetables belonging to different groups are grown in India in tropical, sub tropical and temperate regions. Important vegetable crops grown in the country are potato, tomato, onion, brinjal, cabbage, cauliflower, peas, okra, chilies, beans, melons, etc. The leading vegetables growing states are West Bengal which accounts for 15% of production followed by Uttar Pradesh (12%), Bihar (10.0%), Andhra Pradesh (8.0%), Madhya Pradesh (6.5%), Gujarat (6.4%), Tamil Nadu (5.8%), Maharashtra (5.7%), Karnataka (5.0%) and Haryana (3.0%) altogether contributes about 83.4% of the total vegetable production in the country. Among vegetables, potato is the major vegetable accounting for 27.0% followed by tomato (12%), onion (11.0%), brinjal (8.0%), cabbage (5.4%), cauliflower (4.7%), okra (4.0%), peas (2.5%) and others (25.4%) in the country. India is the second largest producer of vegetables after China and is a leader in production of vegetables like peas and okra. Besides, India occupies the second position in production of brinjal, cabbage, cauliflower and onion and third in potato and tomato in the world. Vegetables such as potato, tomato, okra and cucurbits are produced abundantly in the country.
India is the largest producer, consumer and exporter of spices and spice products in the world. Over 100 plant species are known to yield spices and spice products among which around 50 are grown in India. India is known as the home of spices producing a wide variety of spices like black pepper, chilies, ginger, turmeric, garlic, cardamom and variety of tree and seed spices. Major spice producing states are Andhra Pradesh (19.0%), Gujarat (15.0%), Rajasthan (14.7%), Karnataka (8.0%), Madhya Pradesh (7.7%) and Tamil Nadu (7.0%). The spice production in India is currently estimated at 5.95 million tonnes from an area of about 3.21milion ha.
The production of spices in the country has registered a substantial increase over the last ten years with average annual growth of 5.8%. Chili is the major spice crop occupying about 25% of area under cultivation and contributing 22% of total spice production in the country. Garlic accounts for 8.0% of area with 21.0% share in production, while turmeric accounts for 6.8% of area with 19.6% share in production.
India has made noticeable advance in the production of flowers, particularly cut flowers, which have a good potential for exports. During 2011-12, floriculture covered an area of 0.32 million ha with a production of 2.6 million tonnes of loose flowers and 75066 million numbers of cut flowers. This sector is generating higher income and employment opportunities especially for women.
While India has been known for growing traditional flowers such as jasmine, marigold, chrysanthemum, tuberose and aster, the commercial cultivation of cut flowers like roses, orchids, gladiolus, carnation, gerbera, anthurium and lilium has become popular in recent times. The important flower growing states are West Bengal, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, North East, etc. Major area is devoted to production of marigold, jasmine, roses, chrysanthemum, tuberose, etc. The area under cut flowers having stems has increased manifold. Orchids, anthurium, lilium, gerbera and seasonal bulbous flowers are increasingly being grown both for domestic and export markets.
Growth in Exports:
Not only have these impressive production figures ensured a steady supply for the domestic market, they have also made Indian horticulture exports globally competitive. Over the last decade, there has been a significant improvement in export earnings in horticulture.
The horticulture division is working closely with APEDA and state governments to ensure that infrastructure and institutional support for export is available to ensure that farmers can leverage export markets for higher incomes.