Entries by Druk

Notification on Sunrice (Ethoxysulfuron 15% WDG) usage

The Sunrice (Ethoxysulfuron 15% WDG) is the post-emergent broad-spectrum herbicide used to control sedge and broad-leaf weeds in transplanted rice. The National Plant Protection Centre (NPPC) conducted the efficacy trial on sunrice against broad-leaf weeds particularly on Potamogeton distinctus (Shochum) for more than 3 years in different locations and it gave a positive result in […]

Crop and livestock loss assessment methodology

Agriculture and food security is likely to face one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century with climate crisis. Bhutan is already experiencing crop and livestock loss to unusual outbreaks of pest and diseases, erratic rainfalls, windstorms, hail storms, droughts, flash floods and landslides. However, the information on crop and livestock loss as a […]

Agriculture Research and Development Highlights 2020-21

The Department of Agriculture is pleased to bring out its “Annual Research and Development Highlights” for the fiscal year 2020-21. This annual publication is a concise summary of all major achievements made in research and development by Agriculture Research and Development Centres (ARDCs), Central Programs, Commodity Programs and Support Services within the department. It is […]

Call for submission of articles for Bhutanese Journal of Agriculture (Volume 5)

The Bhutanese Journal of Agriculture (BJA), Department of Agriculture invites authors to submit research articles for publication in BJA, Volume 5 issue I which will be published by 1st week of February 2022. The manuscript or articles can be submitted to bja@moaf.gov.bt.  A manuscripts submitted to BJA will be deemed acceptable only if they have […]

You will always be a guiding star to DoA, Madam Director.

Ms Kinlay Tshering who served in various positions within the department has been transferred as a Director to the Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives (DAMC) considering her proficient technical competencies and dedication to work. Prior to her transfer, she was the Director of the Department of Agriculture. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Horticulture […]

Notification of new crop varieties

Posted on: 07 July 2021 The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests is pleased to notify 15 new crop varieties for cultivation as per the recommendation of the 23rd Variety Release Committee (VRC) meeting and endorsed by the 7th National Seed Board (NSB). Click here for the list of the notified crop varieties.

Online: Video clips on RNR technologies (Part 2)

IHPP-JICA under ARDC Bajo has come up with more video clips on the latest RNR technologies to disseminate to extension staffs, youth entrepreneurs and farmers among others. Please visit the following links to get some farming knowledge: Pruning and training of fruit trees

Desertification & Drought Day, 17 June 2021.

The National Soil Services Centre under the Department of Agriculture is committed towards transforming degraded land into healthy land and adopting climate resilient pathways. Wishing everyone a happy celebration to combat desertification and drought in order to transform Bhutanese agriculture.