Causes of reducing area under soybean crop and suggestions for enhancing area in Chhattisgarh
Ram Ogre, Khan MA, Pandey PK, Nirala PS, Divesh Kurre and Vimal Kurre
A study was conducted in Kabirdham and Bemetara districts of Chhattisgarh found that farmers are reducing soybean cultivation due to biotic factors (weeds, insects and diseases), environmental factors (excessive rainfall and rain during harvest season), unstable prices, lack of government procurement system, and a shortage of improved seeds. Farmers who shifted to high-yielding and high-revenue generating crops (rice and sugarcane) experienced an increase in income and expenses, but the cultivation of high-nutrient-demanding crops may led to decrease in soil fertility. Farmers recommended providing them with improved soybean varieties at competitive price, offering subsidies for agricultural inputs, creating soybean processing facilities, implementing contemporary agricultural technologies, providing crop insurance, supporting farmers with training sessions, promoting crop rotation, and providing government assistance for land improvement to revitalize soybean cultivation in the area.
How to cite this article:
Ram Ogre, Khan MA, Pandey PK, Nirala PS, Divesh Kurre and Vimal Kurre. Causes of reducing area under soybean crop and suggestions for enhancing area in Chhattisgarh. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(8S): 1233-1235.