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06.15
14:27

Favorable launch conditions for India's arable crops

In the past two weeks, the monsoon in India brought more rain than expected. This allowed the timely sowing of cotton, pulses and oilseeds there many farmers. The IMD's State-owned Indian weather service predicts a drought during the monsoon season. In fact, the first rain came later than usual, but two-thirds of the subcontinent with an increase of 16% received above-average rain. To fill the reservoirs in the rural areas, from which half of the Indian farmland can be irrigated.
The four-month rainy season, which begins on June 1 and lasts until September, but just getting started and things can change very quickly. The meteorologists of the IMD predict heavy rain falls in the Northern States this week, but they say that the weather models promise only 88% of the long-standing usual rainfall; a result of the El Nino weather phenomenon.
Last year, similar to large rainfall were registered at the beginning of the monsoon season; in the last part of the monsoon season, however, saw a drought that brought many farmers on the edge of their existence. The only private weather service Skymet shares not the forecast by IMD, after which again threatens a drought.
The recent rainfall have led farmers to prepare more land for rice cultivation. The soybean area will remain, however, equal, because of favorable launch conditions, 10% are expected but higher yields. That would reduce the import of edible oils, India save lot of money.

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