BPS: Soybean Production Jambi Down 47.98 Percent

Central Bureau of Statistics Provisni Jambi noted that soybean production in the region in 2012 decreased by 37.98 percent or as much as 2,153 tons of dry beans than in 2011.
“Jambi soybean production in 2012 totaled only 3,516 tons of dried beans or decreased production of 2,153 tons of dry beans 37.98 percent over the previous year,” said Head of BPS Jambi in Jambi Rusdiansyah Jos on Monday.
Decline in soybean production is due to decrease in harvested area of ​​1,754 hectares or 38.44 percent, while productivity rose by 0.10 quintals per hectare (0.81 per cent), he said.
Meanwhile, in 2013, soybean production is expected to increase to 3,525 tons of dry beans or an increase of 9 tonnes (0.26 per cent).
Jambi soybean production in 2012 contributed to the national soybean production of 0.42 per cent while the contribution of the island of Sumatra to the national soybean production in 2012 amounted to only 10.45 per cent and more than 50 percent is produced in Java.
In the year 2013 based on forecast figures (Aram I) soybean production is expected to be increased slightly to 3,525 tons, up by 0.26 percent compared to the year 2012.
This increase is expected to be achieved through the increase in harvested area and productivity through a variety of programs the Department of Crop related to an increase in soybean production.
Patterns of different soybean harvest rice and corn harvest patterns, where the pattern occurs at the highest soybean harvest subround II (May to August).
So that the three crops (rice, corn and soybeans) have a different pattern of harvesting the crops with other crops.
As for the highest harvest area in each subround not the same. Pattern soybean harvest in 2013 is estimated to harvest highest in sub round III, in contrast to the pattern of the 2011 harvest and 2012 where the highest harvest in subround II.
Differences in the pattern in which the highest yielding crop in 2013 subround III expected because of the shift in the growing season, he said.

Soybean production RI Low, This explanation Kementan

Productivity of soybean in Indonesia is still relatively lacking. Per year, the total production of soybean Indonesia only reached about 600 thousand tons. Still far below the needs of up to 1.5 million tons / year. What causes it?

Head of Research and Development of the Ministry of Agriculture Haryono said, the lack of production of soybean is caused due to several factors. Therefore, soy is not going to be able to meet the self-sufficiency by 2014.

“Soy is the first difficulty for nothing. For the price, but thank God there is now Rp 7,000 COGS so farmers excited again although a bit slow,” Haryono said when met at the Central Bureau of Research and Development of Ministry of Agriculture, Jalan Ragunan, Pasar Minggu, Jakarta, Thursday (25 / 7/2013).

Haryono said, farmers had planted soybeans are less excited because the price is relatively lower than other commodities such as onion, garlic, corn, and other horticultural products.

In addition, continued Haryono, land issues were a major obstacle. Soybean plantations in Indonesia currently available only about 500 thousand hectares.

“Back then it was 1.2 million hectares, down by itself as competing with corn and others,” he explained.

Third, the lack of factors that affect the productivity of soybean in Indonesia is a seed. Seed and soybean crops vulnerable to pests and diseases.

“In general, soybean planting is more difficult than growing rice and corn. Due to many pests and diseases, rice can last 6 months, if soy just 3 months,” he said.