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MP soybean output might drop 10-12% due to pest attack: Processors Body

Though farmers and agriculture dept officials taken pest control measures, it will be very difficult to revive the crop in those parts where the stem fly has already entered the shoot


Soybean is among the most important oilseeds grown during the kharif season

Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
The break in rains in July and a massive pest attack have hit the soybean crop in several districts of Madhya Pradesh this year.

According to a preliminary assessment by the Indore-based Soybean Processors Association of India (SOPA), the attack by pests such as stem fly might lead to 10-12 per cent drop in production in the state, but much will depend on the weather in the coming weeks.

SOPA based its assessment on a recent survey and said the most affected districts are Indore, Dewas, Ujjain, Dhar, Sehore, Harda, Shajapur, Mandsaur and Neemuch in MP, with some damage inn other places

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First Published: Aug 26 2020 | 7:24 PM IST

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