Rajasthan dry spell, pests hit kharif crop, soybean suffers most.

Dry spells during monsoon have led to pest attack and undergrowth in kharif crops in the state Hadauti region. Hadauti region witonneessed deficient rains in this monsoon season whose brunt was faced by the farmers. Soybean crop, which is sown in 5.60 lakh hectares area in the region’s four districts Kota, Bundi, Baran and Jhalawar, is the worst affected kharif crop. Tobacco caterpillar, a typical soybean crop pest, has infested the crop.