SOPA does not see much damage to the soybean crop

The Soybean Processors Association of India (SOPA)  on Thursday said the condition of the crop  is normal following the recent heavy rains in most growing regions of the  country. In addition, the arrival of the new soybean crop this year is likely to be delayed by 10-15 days, and  SOPA does not see much damage to the crop at this time. 

   SOPA teams, which conducted a 10-day survey  in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan, found  that  about 15% of the total area was subject to moisture stress and some yield loss due to a long dry spell of 15-20 days. damage was possible on light and sandy soils. Due to the small grain size and poor pod formation, this area can affect the normal yield. 

 Attacks of insects, pests and diseases have also been observed in some areas of Madhya Pradesh due to high temperature which can cause crop loss. Major areas where minor crop damage has been observed are Mandsour, Neemuch, Ratlam, Khandwa, Dewas, Khargone and Barwani in Madhya Pradesh, Kota, Pratapgarh, Baran and Jhalawar in Rajasthan and Beed, Oshmanabad, Parbhani, Nanded, Akola, Amrawati and Yewatmal in Maharashtra. 

  According to the data of the Ministry of Agriculture, the area of ​​soybean cultivation is 125.39 thousand hectares (lh), last year it was 120.82 thousand hectares. SOPA said that about six percent of the catch crop is  mostly in the Maharashtra region and the  actual soybean area is 122.35 lh.  Crops sown between  20 and 25 In June, early maturing varieties such as JS.9560, JS.20-34, PS-1569, etc. are at maturity  and the yield in these areas is likely to decrease due to poor grain filling and small. grain size. 

  In short, it can be said that the  actual area of ​​soybeans is 6.85 percent higher than last year, taking intercrops into account. The general condition of the crop is normal and no serious damage is currently seen. The arrival of the new soybean crop this year is likely to be delayed by 10-15 days,  Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan have seen an increase in cultivated area this year.

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