Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay said he had good discussions with officials there regarding India’s call that Canada now fumigate pulse crops before they leave our country. Currently, they are fumigated on arrival in India. The product used is methyl bromide, which doesn’t work well in cold temperatures.
From his desk as the Commodities Editor at The Hindu Business Line, India’s most credible business daily, G. Chandrashekhar (as his byline reads) not only covers pulses, but also other commodity markets, including grains, cotton, sugar, oilseeds and oils, precious and base metals, and energy, as well as all matters associated with agriculture and agribusiness. His broad beat area gives him a big-picture perspective and allows him to put pulse market developments in the greater context.
Chandra says that with a great crop pulse crop coming on in India, now was the time for the Indian government to become bold and set the deadline. He explains