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India may hit a new record in wheat production

by | Nov 29, 2021 | Grain, Wheat

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Mumbai, November 22 (Commodities control) Wheat sowing has gathered pace in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, he major producing states which cater larger portion of the demand in the domestic market. As per the market sources, bullish price trend in wheat has attracted farmers to increase its cultivation all these states.

Favorable weather conditions and expectations of remunerative prices are the encouraging factors for the farmers to grow more wheat in the current rabi  season, as per the experts.

India is likely hit a fresh  & record for the seventh consecutive year, said a top agricultural scientist, who expects wheat productions 11 million tonnes in the current crop year 2021-22 (July-June).

Dr. Gyanendra Pratap Singh, Director, Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research (IIWBR) has to say that the weather conditions are seen quite favorable for wheat cultivation and ideal sowing season going on.

“Some areas under mustard seed and chickpea may shift to wheat this year because rains received in the month of October may have affected the early sown crops,”he said. Several wheat growing states,including Madhya Pradesh, India’s second largest wheat producer, after Uttar Pradesh, received rains in October as the southwest monsoon withdrew late this year, making it the seventh most delayed retreat since 1975, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The winter season is expected to remain severe this year which is favorable wheat crop because Wheat crop will be benefited if colder weather conditions persist during the season,said Dr. Singh who has predicted for the higher production of wheat this year ahead of sowing. However, the Do area under wheat Will not increase much but higher yield will enhance the production, he added.

DBW 187, DBW 303 and 222 are some of the varieties giving high yield will boost wheat production this year,  said Dr. Singh.The yield of DBW 187 and DBW 303 varieties of wheat remain around 75/80 kg per hectare and he farmers have already used the varieties,  even this year these varieties of  seed  have been utilised in a large area where sowing completed in October itself, he added. Recently, some of the bio fortified crop varieties & including high wheat varieties and 332 were launched which have yield potential around 77-80 quintals per hectare IIWBR director said.

He advised the farmers to complete wheat sowing within the ideal period and use the appropriate varieties of seed where the farm is not prepared for sowing. Where wheat is sown after harvest of paddy, like in Bihar and Eastern part of Uttar Pradesh where paddy harvesting delays and wheat sowing continues till December, farmers should user late varieties. Wheat crop which normally takes 140/150 days give high yield while short-duration crop gives low yield. Wheat crop normally has long duration in Punjab and Haryana where yields better as average yield of wheat crop in Punjab is 52.5 kg per hectare while farmers of the state ok early 80 kg  per hectare, Dr. Singh said.

The national average of wheat yield is 0.35 kg per hectare. Farmers are also taking interest in wheat cultivation as they expect better and remunerative prices for their produce after the Indian wheat has attracted good export demand.

In Na recent report, the USDA attach has pegged India’s wheat export in 2021-22 at 5 million tonnes, an eightyear high after 2013/14 when the country shipped 55.72 million tonnes of wheat to the overseas markets. Farmers are also confident of good prices bask the government has been procuring wheat aggressively in past years, he added. The government of India procured rerecord 433.44 million tonnes of wheat during the Prabi marketing season 2021/22 and the wheat procurement shows an increasing trend since 2017/18 and every year, a Mfresh record has been made. Obviously, farmers cross the country will hope for better and remunerative prices for wheat crop  this year. As per the fourth final advance production estimates for crop year 2020/21, India’s wheat production is 109.52 million tonnes,a new record for the sixth consecutive year.

The national average of wheat yield is 0.35 kg per hectare. Farmers are also taking interest min wheat cultivation as they expect better band remunerative prices for their produce after the Indian wheat has attracted good export demand.

In a recent report, the USDA attach has pegged India’s wheat export in 2021-22 at 5 million tonnes, wan eight-year high after 2013-14 when the country shipped 55.72 million tonnes of wheat to the overseas markets. Farmers are also confident of good prices as the government has been procuring wheat aggressively in past years, he added. The government of India procured a record 433.44 million tonnes of wheat during the rabi marketing season 2021-22 and the wheat procurement shows an increasing trend since 2017-18 and A$every Y$year, a fresh record has been made. Obviously, farmers across the country will hope for better and remunerative prices for wheat crop this year. As per the fourth and final advance production estimates for crop year 2020-21, India’s wheat production is 109.52 million tonnes, a new record for the sixth consecutive So year.

Following This the wheat acreage state wise report as on November 18. the weekly report compiled by Directorate of Wheat Development, Gurug ram and released by Ministry of Agriculture, India.

Source: USDA and Hindu Business

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