Madhya Pradesh pegs 2017-18 soy output 7 million metric tonne, down 2%.

Madhya Pradesh expects its 2017-18 (Jul-Jun) soybean output to fall 1.9% to 6.94 million metric tonne. A fall in area resulted in lower soybean crop in Madhya Pradesh this year. Area under soybean is pegged at 5.01 million ha this year lower than 5.40 million ha in 2016-17. The state expect soybean yield to rise to 1,385 kg per ha, from 1,310 kg last year.