Krishi VaartaKrushak Jagat
Soybean production drastically reduced this year
According to the data released by Sopa, the representative body of the soybean industry, soybean production in the current Kharif season 2019 will be 90 lakh tonnes across the country as compared to 109 lakh tonnes in the year 2018. This means that there will be a shortage (17%) of about 19 lakh tonnes. Rajasthan's picture is also like this. Where production is expected to fall from 8.9 lakh tonnes to 6.5 lakh tonnes. The emerging state of Maharashtra has shown positive signs in soybean production, where the area has increased from 36 lakh hectares to 37 lakh hectares in the year 2018. At the same time, production is expected to increase from 3.4 million tonnes to 3.6 million tonnes.
The Soybean Processors Association of India (SOPA) released these preliminary figures at an international conference held in Indore last week. Between 25 September and 4 October, 2 teams of SOPA conducted a field survey of 51 major soybean-producing districts of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. Along with this, the area was also assessed through remote casing survey through satellite.
According to the survey of the SOPA team, this year was active at the monsoon time between 25 June to 15 July. But due to waterlogging, 15 to 30% of the crops were damaged in MP, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. In Mandsaur, Neemuch and Ratlam, in MP, soybean was destroyed due to waterlogging in the fields.
Source: Krushak Jagat - October 15, 2019
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