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Rabi sowing tracker: Mustard covers 72% of normal area, wheat spikes

Mustard is usually sown in 6.4 million hectares, and sowing in almost 4.6 million hectares is complete till Friday

Rabi crops, agriculture
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In case of wheat, early sowing trends indicate that there could be a rise in acreage due to shift of farmers from other competing crops such as gram

Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
Sowing wheat and mustard — the two main rabi crops — picked up pace during the week ended November 4. While mustard-sowing covered almost 72 per cent of the normal area, the same for wheat rose almost 436 per cent as compared to last year.

Mustard is usually sown in 6.4 million hectares, and sowing in almost 4.6 million hectares is complete till Friday.

Traders said in the next 10-15 days, bulk of the sowing for mustard should be complete, which is a good sign and should ensure a big harvest, if the weather remains favourable in the next few

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First Published: Nov 04 2022 | 9:08 PM IST

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