Kharif tur area unchanged on yr at 4.38 mln ha.

India’s tur acreage was at 4.38 mln ha, largely unchanged from the previous year. Although area under tur fell by 4.2% on year in Maharashtra, the largest producer, and was 3.4% lower in Madhya Pradesh, another major grower of pulses, a rise in acreage under the pulse in the southern state of Karnataka has compensated for the loss. Area under tur in Karnataka as of Wednesday was up 16.5% on year at 966,000 ha as the state received good rainfall. During Jun 1-Aug 26, Karnataka received 657.6 mm rainfall, 1% above the normal weighted average of 650.1 mm.