Hitachi

ADVERTORIAL

VILLA CROP

India forecast to harvest record rice crop

 Despite a weak monsoon season, India’s Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare is forecasting record production of rice and near record production of wheat in 2018-19.

However, it predicts significantly lower output of corn and other coarse grains, which means overall grain production is expected to fall 2 million tonnes short of last year’s record crop.


India’s rice production is forecast to reach 115.6 million tonnes, while wheat output has been revised higher to 99.1 million tonnes.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the 2018 Southwest Monsoon (June through September 2018) precipitation was 9% below the 50-year average across the country.

It noted that while weak monsoon rains in September affected planting of rabi crops, extended winter conditions and scattered rains during January and February are likely to support good yields of the upcoming crops, including wheat, barley, and other coarse grains.

A March 12 Global Agricultural Information Network report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture said wheat imports have come to a halt in India since the government decided to raise the import duty to 30% in May 2018.

“Wheat imports have not been observed since October 2018,” USDA said. “Consequently, 2018-19 imports have been revised lower to 50,0000 tonnes.”


ADVERTORIAL

SANTAM

AGRI

Farming Diary

May
22

10:00 am 05.22.2019 - 11:00 am 05.23.2019

Jun
3

1:00 pm 06.03.2019 - 2:00 pm 06.05.2019

Jun
27

1:00 pm 06.27.2019 - 2:00 pm 06.28.2019

All Africa News: Latest

Feed not found.