7 May, 2010
Nearly half of the total consumption of edible oil is met from various oil crops in the country and rest is imported, said Dr. V. D. Patil, Assistant Director General (Oilseed & Pulses) of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). He was addressing the participants in 40th Annual Group Meeting of All India Coordinated Research Project on soybean at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. Two-day meeting at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) concluded, here today.
The progress of research on different soybean projects at different centres in the country was discussed through deliberations made by the scientists. Different sessions were held to discuss the work plan followed last year and to formulate technical programmes for the coming years.
The Assistant Director General (Seeds), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Dr. J. S. Sandhu, chaired the session on nuclear and breeder seed production in soybean.
The experts highlighted to have short duration soybean to fit in to spring/summer season and that soybean can fit well in diversification in different suitable regions of the country.
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