Soyabean Farmer

Soyabean Planter

Soyabean Cultivator

Minimum ? No entry barrier, preferably 5th standard pass

Certified training for Soybean Cultivator (programme aligned to AGR/Q0201 released by Agriculture Skill Council of India)

Prior experience in cash crop farming activities for one season

The tasks a Soyabean Cultivator is expected to perform include:

Obtaining appropriate equipment and tools for soyabean cultivation

Procuring quality seed for cultivation of soyabean

Preparing the nursery

Undertaking the cultivation of oilseeds at the farm level

Working industriously to achieve high yield with the application of the latest farming techniques

Harvesting the produce

Marketing and selling the farm produce

Knowledge of the tools and equipment used in soyabean farming

Ability to select appropriate site for cultivation of soyabean

Proficient in preparing land and sowing for soyabean crop

Skilled at preparing seed for soyabean cultivation

Familiar with curbing weed in field crops

Ability to perform propagation and transplantation

Skilled in macro and micro nutrient management for field crops

Familiar with integrated insect, pest and disease management for soyabean

Familiar with irrigation management for field crops

Familiar with harvest and post harvest management of soyabean crop

Skilled in basic farm management

Equipped to assimilate market information

Stay abreast with the latest development in variety of soyabean and knowledge of new equipment

Basic arithmetic skills

Knowledge of cash crop cultivation

Extension training and Krishi Vigyan Kendra training

Manual dexterity

Physically fit

Ability to work independently

Ability to take risks

Hardworking and persistent


Self-directed learner


Ability to negotiate

It is a field job

May or may not require supervising a team of other Field Workers

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time jobs may be available in some farms

Work from home is not available

Working hours

Flexible working hours

Overtime is common during the harvesting season Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Shift system may be applicable as per the farm norms

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health hazards include exposure to pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals,

Exposure to extreme weather conditions

Occupational hazards include exposure to considerable amount of dust and equipment noise

For daily wage workers`175 to `200 per day

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

India?s New Source Of Protein

India's unusually rapid development of soyabean is based on a highly area-specific expansion. The state of Madhya Pradesh experienced a 38-fold increase in area (to 615800 hain 1983) and a similar increase in production (to 440300 mt in 1983) during the period 1972-1983. Uttar Pradesh increased its area and production 10 and 8 times respectively, whileMaharashtra's soyabean crop had become insignificant by 1983.

Major factors responsible for concentrated soyabean development seems to be the development of irrigation systems to compensate for unfavourable climatic factors, promotion of soyabean as an intercrop with sorghum and cotton and the assured market of newly erected extraction plants in these areas.

The prospects of soybean expanding further into a major crop in India are good. The knowledge accumulated on soyabean farming in India is already considerable, and industry is becoming increasingly aware of the varied uses of soyabean. It appears that the importance of soyabean is increasing while the availability of pulses, the nation's cheapest source of protein, is decreasing.1


Soybean farm owners Agriculture co-operative organization

The job openings are in small towns and villages across India

Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering

University of Agricultural Sciences

Krishi Vigyan Kendra

Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University

State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI),

Assam Agricultural University