05 July 2023, New Delhi: Soybean sowing starts from the first week of June with the onset of monsoon. About 70 percent of the farmers have sown soybean so far, but the following weekly advisories have been issued by the Indian Institute of Soybean Research to those farmers who have not sown soybean in their fields.
1 – Those farmers whose soybean is yet to be sown are advised to reduce the distance of rows to 30 cm and can sow soybean this week by increasing the seed rate (90-100 kg/ha).
2 – Generally, the first week of July is most suitable for sowing soybean. It is advised to prefer early maturing varieties (like JS-20-34, NRC 130, NRC 131, NRC-138, etc.) in delayed conditions.
3 – In case of delayed sowing, farmers are advised to sow after running the cultivator for weed management.
4- To reduce the damage caused by adverse weather (drought conditions, excessive rainfall, etc.), sow soybeans by BBF method or ridge and furrow method.
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