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SOPA seeks suspension of future contracts in soyabean

October 13, 2020 9:40 am

In his letter, Davish Jain, SOPA chairman, claimed excessive speculation in soyabean and soya oil contracts has disturbed functioning of soya processors.

Agriculture dept urges soyabean farmers to reuse produce as seeds for next season

October 08, 2020 11:16 pm

The Agriculture department has recommended that farmers identify the best of their crop and re-use them as seeds for three continuous years, before buying new ones. Prior to sowing, the seeds should be treated to avoid germination failure.

Soybean, cotton procurement centres to start registering farmers from today

September 30, 2020 10:29 pm

Even as the pandemic rages, with restrictions across districts, the state government has urged the administration to prepare a detailed plan for procurement process to be undertaken in a phased manner in smaller groups.

Soyabean germination failure: Agriculture dept terminates licences of 11 seed companies

September 27, 2020 1:43 am

The case had assumed importance after the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court had taken up the matter suo motu and directed the state Agriculture department to speed up investigations.

Govt has no intention to act against vendors of bogus seeds, says Bombay HC

July 05, 2020 3:09 am

A division bench, on June 26, took suo motu cognizance of news reports pertaining to complaints about no action against traders and companies, made by nearly 2,000 farmers in several districts, who recently purchased soybean seeds that could not germinate.

Explained: In spite of ample labour & good rain, why soyabean seeds failed in Maharashtra

July 03, 2020 12:14 am

Right from the beginning of the oil marketing season last November, concerns had surfaced about the quality of soyabean seeds. Unseasonal rain in October and November had affected the quality of the seed, which had put a question mark over seed availability and quality for the current season.

Early sowing, but soyabean seeds fail to germinate in Maharashtra districts

June 23, 2020 4:03 am

Growers in some parts of the state have blamed inferior quality of seed, while in some cases, insufficient soil moisture is being blamed for the failure of the seed to germinate. Agriculture Commissioner Suhas Diwase confirmed the problem but said it is restricted to some talukas of particular districts.

Have you tried this soya kesar milk drink?

May 08, 2020 9:10 am

Soya milk is a source of protein, contains dietary fibre and is enriched with calcium.

Are soya chunks your healthy meat substitute?

May 01, 2020 1:27 pm

If you are wondering about its health benefits and if you should consider eating it, here is what you need to know first.

Soybean oil linked to genetic changes in brain, claims study

January 18, 2020 6:32 pm

They believe this discovery could have ramifications not just for energy metabolism, but also for proper brain function and diseases such as autism or Parkinson's, the researchers said.