Weather Based Agromet Advisory Bulletin

Gramin Krishi Mausam Sewa

(Applicable for Delhi and NCR)

Division of Agricultural Physics

ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute

PUSA, New Delhi – 110 012

www.iari.res.in (Weather Advisory)

 Year 26, No: - 22/2019-20/Fri.                 Time: 2.30 PM                 Date: 14th June,2019

Weather during current week (From 08th to 14th June, 2019)  

Mostly light cloudy conditions were observed during the week. The maximum temperature ranged between 39.6°C and 46.2°C (weekly normal 38.4°C). The minimum temperature ranged between 26.1°C and 31.2°C (weekly normal 27.0°C). Relative humidity at 7.21 AM ranged between 40 and 73 per cent and that at 2.21 PM ranged between 23 and 44 per cent. The average bright sunshine hour during the week was 9.2  hours per day (weekly normal 7.6 hours). The average wind speed recorded was 5.0 km/h (normal 7.5 km/h). Mean evaporation rate during the period was 8.4 mm/day (weekly normal 10.7 mm/day). Wind during morning and evening was from different directions.

Weather Forecast for next five days received from India Meteorological Department, Regional Meteorological Centre, Agromet Advisory Unit, Lodhi Road, New Delhi is given below:s

 

  Weather parameter/ Date

15-06-19

16-06-19

17-06-19

18-06-19

19-06-19

Rainfall (mm)

0.0

3.0

4.0

2.0

1.0

Maximum Temperature (°C)

42

39

39

41

41

Minimum Temperature (°C)

30

31

29

29

29

Average Cloud Cover (Okta)

4

7

7

7

6

Maximum RH. (%)

55

65

65

65

60

Minimum RH. (%)

30

35

35

40

40

Average Wind Speed( kmph)

30

30

25

15

25

Predominant Wind direction

NNW

WNW

  WNW

WNW

NNW

Cumulative Rainfall (mm)

                           10.0 mm

Special weather

Strong dust rising wind all five days.

 

  

Weather based Agromet-Advisories (for the period ending on 19th June, 2019)

Advisory based on advices received from the subject matter specialists of agromet-advisory committee:

1.   Farmers are advised to start prepration of paddy nurseries. For one hectare of crop field 800-1000 square metre nursery is sufficient. Before sowing seeds in nursery seed treatment by captan 2g /kg of seed should be done. High yielding varieties- Pusa 44, Pant Dhan-4, Pant Dhan-10, Pusa-834, Pusa basmati-1, Pusa basmati-1509, Pusa improved basmati, Pusa sugandha-5, Pusa sughanda-4 (Pusa 1121), Ranvir basmati and Taravadi basmati 1. Seed should be procured from certified agency.

2.     Sowing of pigenpea may be done in this week. Adequate moisture should be maintained for optimum germination of seeds.Farmers are advised to procure good quality seeds from certified sources. Before sowing pigeon pea, seeds should be treated with crop specific Rhizobium culture and Phosphate Solublesing Bacteria (PSB). This treatment increases the crop production. Recommended varieties: - Pusa 2001, Pusa 992, Paras, Manak.

3.     Farmers are advised for preparation of nursery for early cauliflower, tomato, chilli and brinjal. It is also advised to use shed nets, which helps in reducing vector disease and thus produce healthy seedlings. Nursery should be cover by net at the height of 6.5 feet for protection against sunlight. Seed should be sown in nursery after treatment with captan 2.0 gram/kg of seed.

4.   Optimum moisture level should be maintained in cucurbitaceous crops by light and frequent irrigation Irrigations should be given in the morning and in the evening hours as dry conditions may lead to poor flowering and pollination and thus reduction in yield of the crop.

5.   In present weather conditions, rouging of viral infested crop should be done in chilli. Infected crop should be uprooted and buried in the soil. After rouging, spraying of Imidacloprid @ 0.3 ml per litre of water is advised to control the vector.

6.      After harvesting of mature lady finger application of urea @ 5-10 kg/acre and thereafter application of light irrigation is advised. Constant monitoring of lady finger crop against attack of mite, jassid and hoper is advised. Due to prevailing high temperature, light irrigation at short interval is advised.

7.     Keeping in view of temperature forecast, farmers are advised for harvesting of mature vegetable crop at morning and evening and kept them in sheds.

8.    During this weather conditions when farm operations are less, farmers are advised to test their soil from certified agencies.

9.    Farmers who want to establish new orchard gardens are advised for digging of pits as per requirement and keep it open to kill harmful insect- pest and weed seed in hot climate of June.

Members of Agro advisory Committee

Dr. Ananta Vashisth (Nodal Officer, Agril. Physics)

Dr. P. Krishnan (Head, Division of Agril. Physics)

Dr. Deb Kumar Das (Principal Scientist, Agril. Physics)

Dr. Subhash Chander (Professor, Entomology)

Dr. J.P.S.Dabas (Principal Scientist and Incharge, CATAT)

Dr. B. S. Tomar (Head, Division of Vegetable Science)

Dr. Dinesh Kumar (Principal Scientist, Agronomy) 

Dr. P. Sinha (Principal Scientist, Plant Pathology)