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 (Weather Advisory)

Year 24, No: - 31/2017-18/Fri.         Time: 2.30 PM                              Date: 21st July,2017

 Weather during current week (From 15th to 21st July,2017)

           Partially cloudy conditions were observed during the week.Rainfall of 2.2 mm on 15th July, 5.2 mm on 18th July, 12.6 mm on 20th July and 3.6 mm on 21st July were recorded at the institute observatory.The maximum temperature ranged between 32.0°C and 37.2°C (weekly normal 34.1°C). The minimum temperature ranged between 23.2°C and 27.9°C (weekly normal 26.8°C). Relative humidity at 7.21 AM ranged between 79 and 96 percent and that at 2.21 PM ranged between 54 and 91 per cent. The average bright sunshine hour during the week was 5.1 hours per day (weekly normal 6.1 hours). The average wind speed recorded was 4.7 km/h (normal 6.8 km/h). Mean evaporation rate during the period was 4.8 mm/day (weekly normal 6.6 mm/day). Wind during morning and afternoon was from easterly 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






Rainfall (mm)






Maximum Temperature (°C)






Minimum Temperature (°C)






Average Cloud Cover (Okta)






Maximum RH. (%)






Minimum RH. (%)






Average Wind Speed( kmph)






Predominant Wind direction






Cumulative Rainfall (mm)

                      23.0 mm












Weather based Agromet Advisories (for the period ending on 26th July, 2017)

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


1.      Farmers are advised for weeding-hoeing in the standing crops for effective weed control. It improves the root growth and save the water consumption.

2.      In 20-25 days old transplanted paddy crop farmers are advised to apply nitrogen at the rate of 30-40 kg /ha

3.      Keeping weather condition in view, farmers are advised for sowing of maize in prepared fields on raised bed. Recommended Hybrids: AH-421, AH-58 or Composites: Pusa composite-3, Pusa composite-4. Seed rate 20 kg/ha. It is also advised to maintain row to row spacing of 60-75 cm. and plant to plant 18-25 cm. Spray of Atrazine 1-1.5 kg a.i/ha. in 800 litre of water is recommended for effective weed control in maize.

4.      Keeping weather condition in view, farmers are advised for sowing of bajra (Hybrid Bajra Pusa-605, Hybrid Bajra Pusa-415, Composite Bajra Pusa-383, HSV-67). Seed treatment is required for protection against Ergot. Seeds should be put in 10 % salt solution, light and damaged seed should be removed and remaining seed should be dried and treated with Thiram or Bavistin @ 2.0 gm/ kg seed to protect from seed borne diseases.

5.      Farmers are advised for sowing of sweet corn (Madhuri, Win orange) and baby corn (HM-4) in this week on the raised bed.

6.      This is most suitable time to grow fodder bajra, maize, sorghum specially Pusa Chari-9, Pusa Chari-6 or Other Hybrids. Seed rate should be 40 kg/ha. Fodder crop lobia can also be sown in this week.

7.      Farmers are advised for sowing of guar (Pusa Navbahar, Durga Bahar), radish (Pusa Chetki), Lobia (Pusa Sukomal), Beans (Pusa Sem 2, Pusa Sem 3), spinach (Pusa Bharti), amaranths (Pusa lal Chaulai, Pusa Kiran) in raised bed. Farmers are also advised to procure good quality seeds from certified sources.

8.      This is suitable time for sowing of Radish- Pusa chetaki, Versa ki rani, summer long, long chetaki; Spinach- All green; Coriander- Pant Haritama, hybrids.

9.      Keeping in view the weather conditions farmers are advised for transplanting of kharif onion, chilli, brinjal, tomato and early cauliflower (maturing in the month of September) on ridges, if seedling is ready.

10.  Farmers are advised to start sowing of cucurbits. Popular hybrids of Bottle Gourd- Pusa Naveen, Pusa Samridh; Bitter Gourd- Pusa Visesh, Pusa-2 Mosumi; Pumpkin- Pusa Visvash, Pusa Vikash; Ridge Gourd- Pusa Sneha etc on the raised bed..

11.  Farmers are advised for lifting the creepers above the ground on a trellis made of bamboo. 

12.  Bees are important source for pollination in vegetable crops therefore, bee keeping should be promoted. Constant monitoring of the crops should be done for insect-pest and disease regularly. Farmers should take advice from the experts for use of insecticides and other information regarding the crops. Fruit flies infected fruits should be picked and buried in the soil. Protection of cucurbitaceous crops against fruit fly by use of bait trap (mixing juggary 10 % with Malathion 0.1 % and putting at different corners of the field) is advised. If the symptom is more, spraying of Imidacloprid 30.5 @ 0.25 ml /litre water is advised, when sky remains clear.

13.  Farmers are advised for constant monitoring of cotton crops against sucking pests and Mealy bug, if the insect population is above ETL then spray of Imidacloprid 0.5 ml./litre of water is recommended when sky is clear. Installation of pheromone trap @ 2-3 traps per acre of crop field is advised for monitoring and control of insect of cotton crop.

14.  Constant monitoring of lady finger, chilli and cucurbitaceous crop against attack of mite and jassid is advised. If insect population is above ETL than, spraying of Imidacloprid 17.5 SL @ 0.5 ml /litre water is advised, when sky remains clear.

15.  Farmers are advised to prepare rainy season marigold nursery in net house. Proper drainage should be done in the fields.

16.  Farmers who want to establish new orchards in this rainy season are advised to transplant good quality plants procured from certified sources in the pits. Standing rain water should be avoided in the pits.


Members of Agro advisory Committee

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

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

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

Dr. Subhash Chander (Principal Scientist, Entomology)

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

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

Dr. Dinesh Kumar (Principal Scientist, Agronomy) 

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