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11 December 2015

USDA World Agricultural Production - 11 December 2015USDA World Agricultural Production - 11 December 2015


USDA World Agricultural Production

India Rapeseed: Lowest Planted Area in Five Years Projected

India's 2015/16 rapeseed production is forecast at 6 million metric tons, down 1.15 million tons from last month and down 0.3 million tons from last year. Area harvested is forecast at 6.0 million hectares, down 1.0 million hectares from last month, and down 0.6 million hectares from last year. Yield is forecast at 1.0 ton per hectare, up 4.6 percent from last year. Rapeseed planting in India is nearly complete in key growing states of Rajasthan, Utter Pradesh, and Haryana. Usually early sown varieties are planted in September and October and latematuring varieties are sown through mid-November. The Government of India’s planting progress data, published mid-November, indicate that rapeseed plantings were at 2.45 million hectares, down 50 percent from the same time last year (4.89 million hectares). 

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