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 25, No: - 64/2018-19/Fri.         Time: 2.30 PM                Date: 09th November,2018

Weather during current week (From 03rd to 09th November,2018)  

           Clear weather conditions were observed during the week.The maximum temperature ranged between 25.2°C and 30.2°C (weekly normal 29.9°C).The minimum temperature ranged between 8.5°C and 16.4°C (weekly normal 14.7°C). Relative humidity at 7.21 AM ranged between 69 and 92 per cent and that at 2.21 PM ranged between 45 and 67 per cent. The average bright sunshine hour during the week was 4.1 hours per day (weekly normal 9.2 hours). The average wind speed recorded was 3.8 km/h (normal 4.1 km/h). Mean evaporation rate during the period was 3.3 mm/day (weekly normal 5.6 mm/day). Wind during morning was mostly calm and during 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:

 

  Weather parameter/ Date

10-11-18

11-11-18

12-11-18

13-11-18

14-11-18

Rainfall (mm)

   0.0

0.0

0.0

1.0

1.0

Maximum Temperature (°C)

28

29

30

28

27

Minimum Temperature (°C)

11

12

12

12

14

Average Cloud Cover (Okta)

 2

 2

  4

 7

  7

Maximum RH. (%)

   90

95

95

100

100

Minimum RH. (%)

30

30

40

   45

45

Average Wind Speed( kmph)

05

05

10

10

20

Predominant Wind direction

  N

  NNW

   NNW

   NNW

  NNW

Cumulative Rainfall (mm)

                          2.0 mm

Special weather

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weather based Agromet-Advisories (for the period ending on 14th November, 2018)

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

1.     Farmers are advised to procure good quality seeds of wheat and start sowing in the prepared fields having optimum moisture. Seed rate: - 100 kg seed per hectare. Recommended cultivars: - H.D. 2687, H.D. 2851, H.D. 2894, H.D. 2967, H.D. 3086, D.B.W.-17. Before sowing seeds should be treated with Bavistin or Thiram @ 2-2.5 g per kilogram of seed. Recommended dose of fertilizer for N: P: K is 120, 50 and 40 kg /ha.

2.    Harvested paddy crop should be dried in the field for 2-3 days and thereafter threshing should be done. Before storing, grains should be dried to bring down moisture level below 12 %. Godowns should be thoroughly cleaned to destroy any insect pests hiding in the creeks and crevices and dried before storing grains.

3.       Sowing of gram should be done as earliest. Seed rate: - 60-80 kilogram for small and medium sized varieties and 80-100 kilograms for big sized varieties. R x R spacing to be maintained 30-35 cm. Varieties:- Kabuli type - Pusa 267, Pusa 1003, Pusa Chamatkar; local type – C235, Pusa 246, P.B.G. 1, Pusa 372. Before sowing, seed should be treated with Rhizobium culture and phosphorus solublesing bacteria.

4.       Keeping in view of temperature trend sowing of oat and barseem for fodder purpose can be done. Cultivars for Oat: - J.H.O-822, O.L.-9, Pusa oat-5 and for barseem – Vardan, Buland Barseem-1, Masakavi, J.B-3. Seed rate: - Oat 80-100 kilogram per hectare and barseem -25-30 kilogram per hectare.

5.   Sowing of lentil can be done in this weather conditions. Cultivar: - Pusa Masoor -5 (L-4594). Seed treatment with Rhizobium and Phosphorus solublising bacteria is advised.

6.     Keeping weather in view, sowing of pea should not be delayed as late sowing reduces the seed yield and exposes the crop to insect damage. Recommended cultivars: - Pusa Pragati, Arkel, Azad Matar-3, Pant Matar-3 and Bournville. Seed should be treated with fungicides, Captan or Thiram @ 2.0 gm/ kg and after that with crop-specific Rhizobium culture. A solution of jaggary and water after boiling should be allowed to cool down and then seeds along with Rhizobium should be thoroughly mixed. The mixture should be allowed to dry in a shade. It is highly recommended that the treated seeds should be sown after 24 hours of treatment.

7.     Sowing of potato should be done as soon as possible. Selection of cultivars can be done on the basis of need. Cultivars: -Kufri Badshah (Late blight tolerant), Kufri Jyoti (Short duration), Kufri Alankar, Kufri Chandramukhi. Row to row ´ plant to plant spacing of 45cm´20cm or 60cm ´ 15 cm is advised. Seed treatment with 2 gm Mancozeb and 1 gm Carbendazim mixed per litre of water per kilogram of seed for five minute should be done. Thereafter, seeds should be dried in shade before planting in the field.

8.     Sowing of garlic can be done earliest in raised bed. Recommended cultivars: -G-1, G-41, G-50, G-282. Application of FYM and phosphorus fertilizer is recommended.

9.     Sowing of carrot can be done in raised bed. Recommended cultivars: - Pusa Rudhira and Pusa Kesar. Seed rate-4.0 kg/ acre. Application of FYM and phosphorus fertilizer is recommended. Seed treatment with Captan @ 2 gm per kilogram is advised.Farmers can do sowing by machine because it reduces the seed rate, improve the quality of produces and increase the yield.

10.   This is suitable time for sowing of Sarson Saag- Pusa Saag-1; Bathua- Pusa Bathua-1; Radish- Japani White, Hill queen, French  Radish; Spinach- All Green, Pusa Bharti; Fenugreek-Pusa Kasuri;Coriander- Pant Haritama, Hybrids; Turnip- Pusa Swati, Local Red variety.

11.   Weather is suitable for sowing of rabi onion. Seed rate- 10 kg\Ha. Before sowing seeds should be treated with Captan @ 2.5 g/ kg of seeds. 

12.   Keeping in view the weather transplanting of mature seedlings of cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli may also be done in raised bed. Recommended spacing should be maintained. Nursery preparation should be started for late crop which mature in December or January.

13. Farmers are advised for application of manure and fertilizer in mango and other orchard gardens.

14.   Transplanting of late marigold should be done in this week.

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)