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Technical advice for late sowing of soybean crop by the Indian Institute of Soybean Research (IISR)

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10 July 2023, New Delhi: Soybean sowing starts from the first week of June with the onset of monsoon. About 60 percent of the farmers have sown soybean so far. The weekly advisory by the Indian Institute of Soybean Research is for those farmers who have not yet sown soybean but plan to do so in the coming 5-10 days.


Farmers whose soybean is yet to be sown; are advised that the distance between the rows should be reduced to 30 cm from the earlier recommended 45 cm. The institute has also suggested increasing the seed rate to 90-100 kg./Ha.

Generally, the time till the first week of July is most suitable for sowing of soybean. It is advised to prefer early maturing varieties like JS-20-34, NRC 130, NRC 131, NRC-138, etc. in delayed condition. 

In case of delayed sowing, farmers are advised to sow after running the cultivator as far as possible from the point of view of weed management.

To reduce the damage caused by adverse weather (drought conditions, excessive rainfall, etc.), sow soybeans by BBF method or ridge and furrow method.

Also Read: Excessive use of nutrients in agriculture in an unbalanced manner has led to reduced soil fertility: Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya

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