Torrential rains likely to trim output of India’s main summer season oilseed soybean

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Heavy monsoon rains have damaged India’s main summer-sown oilseed crop soybean, although the total output will still likely be higher than last year. “We think that the output could be around 105 lakh tons, instead of 115 lakh tons that we were anticipating at the start of the season,” said B.V. Mehta, executive director of […]

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Sowing of pulses and oilseeds in Gujarat surges 140%; summer season sowing may cross 10 lakh hectare

Amid coronavirus pandemic, Gujarat is witnessing unprecedented rise of nearly 140 per cent in summer sowing with 9.57 lakh hectare being already sown in the state till Tuesday as compared to previous year’s 6.82 lakh hectare, reports Financial Express. Sources in the state agriculture department said they were expecting further increase in sowing and according […]

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India expects 1,000 tonnes of onion imports by the end of November 2019

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Private traders have placed orders for importing onions and at least 1,000 tonnes are expected by month end, which will help ease retail prices that is still ruling high at over Rs 60/kg, a senior government official said. The retail prices of onion had soared to Rs 100/kg a week back in the national capital, […]

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Highest Indian monsoon in 25 years to boost winter crops

Monsoon rains in India were 10 per cent above average in 2019 and the highest in 25 years as seasonal rainfall continued longer than expected, the weather department said. Extra June-September monsoon rainfall will help farmers expand areas under winter-sown crops such as wheat, rice rapeseed and chick peas, improving their earning potential and helping […]

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