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Soybean in MP to be adversely affected by upcoming moderate rains

September 23, 2016 1:31 PM |

Soybean in MP

So far this Monsoon season, West Madhya Pradesh has received excess rainfall to the tune of 20% and East Madhya Pradesh witnessed 16% more rains than normal.

During the months of August and September, successive weather systems have affected Madhya Pradesh in terms of good rainfall. Now, the weather systems are forming south of Madhya Pradesh. The impact of these systems is still being felt over many parts of Madhya but the intensity of rainfall has decreased now. Nevertheless, on and off rains are continuing over the state.

Now, a fresh well-marked low pressure area, which is over Coastal Andhra Pradesh and adjoining Telangana regions, will move in a westerly direction towards Marathwada. Thus, light to moderate rains will continue over many parts of South and East Madhya Pradesh for the next 48 hours.

Weather in Northwest Madhya Pradesh, comprising of places such as Gwalior, Shivpuri, Guna, Sheopur, Neemuch and Mandsaur, will remain dry. Places like Hoshangabad, Seoni , Jabalpur, Betul and Khandwa will receive good showers for at least next 2 days. Bhopal and Indore will also receive scattered good rains.

The upcoming spell of rainfall in the state are not good for the Kharif crops as most of the crops are nearing the harvest season. During this time of the year, light rains are ok but heavy rains could have adverse impact on the crops, especially soybean. Normally, this oilseed possesses 30 to 40% oil content. Any heavy spell of rain could reduce it to about 20%. The quality of the seeds will also deteriorate significantly.

Image Credit: Economic Times

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