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Agromet Advisory (English)

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 31, No: -17/2024-25/Tue.                                                                    Time: 2.30 PM                                                                         Date: 28th May, 2024

Weather during current week (From 22nd to 28th May, 2024)

     Clear weather conditions were observed during the week. Maximum temperature ranged between 39.4°C and 45.5°C (weekly normal 40.1°C). Minimum temperature ranged between 28.8°C and 30.6°C (weekly normal 25.1°C). Relative humidity at 7.21 AM ranged between 53 and 65 percent and that at 2.21 PM ranged between 22 and 43 percent. The average bright sunshine hour during the week was 9.5 hours per day (weekly normal 7.6 hours). The average wind speed recorded was 3.6 km/h (normal 5.8 km/h). Mean evaporation rate during the period was 7.8 mm/day (weekly normal 9.1 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 belows
Weather parameter/Date2024-05-292024-05-302024-05-312024-06-012024-06-02
Rainfall (mm)
Maximum Temperature (°C)4645444343
Minimum Temperature (°C)2830313028
Average Cloud Cover (Okta)22474
Maximum RH. (%)5060657575
Minimum RH. (%)2020354035
Average Wind Speed (kmph)1810202008
Predominant Wind directionsNNWWSSSEWSW
Cumulative Weekly Rainfall (mm)
4.0 mm
Special weather

Weather based Agromet-Advisories (for the period ending on 02nd June, 2024) 

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

  • Keeping in view of heat wave, farmers are advised for frequent irrigation in vegetables, nurseries of vegetables, fodder crops and orchards and covered newly emerging vegetable nurseries during day time. 
  • For green manure, sowing of dhaicha, senai etc may be done during this week. Seed rate for sanai is 60-70 kilogram and that of dhaicha is 50-60 kilogram per hectare. For adequate germination proper moisture should be maintained.
  • Sowing of fodder crops (gwar, maize, bajra) may be done during this week. Adequate moisture should be maintained for maximum germination of seeds. Sowing should be done at a depth of 3-4 cm and at row to row spacing of 25-30 cm.
  • Field preparation should be done for sowing of pigenpea and cotton in this week. Farmers are advised to procure good quality seeds from certified source. 
  • Keeping in view of temperature, farmers are advised for harvesting of mature vegetables at morning and evening hours and keep harvested crops in shadow.
  • After harvesting of mature okra, application of urea @ 5-10 kg/ acre should be done. Constant monitoring of crop against attack of mite is advised. If population is above ETL then, spraying of Ethion @ 1.5-2 ml/litre of water is advised. 
  • To control shoot and fruit borer in brinjal and tomato crops, infested fruits and shoots should be collected and buried inside the soil. If pest population is high, spraying of Spinosad 48 EC @ 1 ml /4 litres of water is advised.
  • Optimum moisture level should be maintained in cucurbitaceous crops by light and frequent irrigation as dry conditions may lead to poor pollination and thus drop in yield of the crop. Keeping temperature in mind, light irrigation at short interval is advised in vegetable crops.
  • After harvesting of Rabi crops farmers are advised to test their soil from certified agencies and to do laser leveling in their field if required.

Members of Agro advisory Committee

Dr. Ananta Vashisth (Nodal Officer, Agricultural Physics)

Dr. Subash Nataraja (Head, Division of Agricultural Physics)

Dr. P. Krishnan (Professor, Division of Agricultural Physics) 

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

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

Dr. Sachin Suresh Suroshe (Project coordinator, AICRP on Honeybee)

Dr. Dinesh Kumar (Principal Scientist, Agronomy)

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

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