Field spice crop prospects look bright this season


Good monsoon and larger acreage, supported by favourable temperature circumstances, have brightened crop prospective customers for vital industry spices – developed on the industry and not on the vegetation – which include cumin seed (jeera) and coriander seeds (dhana), between other individuals.

The Federation of Indian Spice Stakeholders (FISS) on Sunday produced its crop estimate for jeera with 29 for every cent leap in crop sizing from very last year, from 4,sixteen,600 tonnes in 2019 to five,35,five hundred tonnes this year.

Greater acreage

The overall place beneath jeera has increased by about twenty five for every cent at ten,twenty five,600 hectares. Gujarat and Rajasthan are the two jeera growing States, wherever the acreage has noticed 40 for every cent and sixteen for every cent leap from very last year, respectively, to 4,39,830 hectares and five,85,770 hectares. The over-all yield is estimated to be in the selection of 522 kg for every hectare with a marginal enhance of 3 for every cent about very last year.



“After a great monsoon, favourable temperature circumstances have supported the crop. Having said that, there are some issue for the future two-3 months as most of the crop is still standing in the fields and any climatic disturbance at this stage may perhaps adversely have an effect on the crop,” explained Ashwin Nayak, former chairman, Federation of Indian Spice Stakeholders (FISS), just after the business meet in Udaipur on Sunday.

The business is anxious about the price tag outlook amid the global coronavirus scare and increased crop estimates. China and Europe are the big locations for jeera exports. With uncertainty about exports and increased output estimates, costs are probably to get a hammering equally in place as effectively as futures. The place costs have already fallen to ₹13,903.55 a quintal, which is ₹600-seven hundred drop within just a month. Jeera futures for March agreement on NCDEX was also down at ₹13,605.

Coriander seed is also probably to see a sharp 55 for every cent leap in the over-all output supported by a steep 275-for every cent surge in acreage in Gujarat at one,14,320 hectares this year as towards 30,five hundred hectares very last year. The crop sizing in Gujarat is expected to be larger by 293 for every cent to one,fifty two,770 tonnes for the year.

When Madhya Pradesh is established to see a modest increase in the output with twenty five for every cent leap, Rajasthan will see a drop of about 8 for every cent in the output about very last year. Greater crop prospective customers has also brought down coriander seed futures on NCDEX which fell from ₹7,548 for every quintal in January 2020 to ₹5,835 for the April agreement.

The other big industry spices crops, fennel seed and fenugreek, FISS has estimated an enhance in output by 19 for every cent and 32 for every cent respectively. Fennel seed crop is estimated at 89,970 tonnes, while fenugreek output is projected at one,sixty five,810 tonnes for 2020.