Trade body survey sees 2017-18 mustard crop up at 7.2 mln tn

Production of mustard in India in 2017-18 (Jul-Jun) is estimated at 7.2 mln tn, up from 6.9 mln tn the previous year. The expected growth in production is because the yield in key growing areas across the country is seen higher on year due to favourable weather conditions. the average yield in 2017-18 is pegged at 1,100 kg per ha, up from 1,025 kg a ha the previous year. The expected rise in is despite lower acreage. The area under the oilseed across the country is at 6.4 mln ha against 7.1 mln ha a year ago.