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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 29, No:-87/2022-23/Fri.                                                                                      Time: 2.30 PM                                                                             Date: 27th January, 2023    

Weather during current week (From 21st to 27th January, 2023)   

    Smogy weather conditions were observed during the week. Maximum temperature ranged between 16.0°C and 24.5°C (weekly normal 20.5°C). Minimum temperature ranged between 6.0°C and 13.0°C (weekly normal 6.6°C). Relative humidity at 7.21 AM ranged between 76 and 93 percent and that at 2.21 PM ranged between 36 and 89 percent. The average bright sunshine hour during the week was 2.3 hours per day (weekly normal 6.5 hours). The average wind speed recorded was 3.4 km/h (normal 3.6 km/h). Mean evaporation rate during the period was 2.0 mm/day (weekly normal 2.5 mm/day). Wind during morning was calm and evening it 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/Date2023-01-282023-01-292023-01-302023-01-312023-02-01
Rainfall (mm)
Maximum Temperature (°C)2017192021
Minimum Temperature (°C)0611111008
Average Cloud Cover (Okta)47642
Maximum RH. (%)95100959085
Minimum RH. (%)7080706050
Average Wind Speed (kmph)1016161616
Predominant Wind directionsNNWESSENNWNNW
Cumulative Weekly Rainfall (mm)
2.0 mm
Special weather

Weather based Agromet-Advisories (for the period ending on 01st February, 2023)

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

  • In present weather condition, constant monitoring of aphid is advised in mustard crop. In early stage farmers are advised to cut and destroy the infested part of the plant. 
  • For monitoring of the pod borer in the gram crop, installation of Pheromone trap @ 3-4 traps per acre is advised, if flowering has reached 25-35%. “T” shaped bird perches in and around crop field to be installed for controlling insect population.
  • To prepare seedling of early cucurbitaceous crops, seedling may be prepared in small polythene bags in poly houses.
  • In present weather conditions transplantation of healthy seedlings of late varieties of cabbage, cauliflower, knolkhol etc. may be done on ridges.
  • Sowing of spinach, coriander, fenugreek may be done in present weather conditions. Foliar spray of 20 kg urea per acre may be done to maintain foliage health.
  • In present weather condition constant monitoring of potato and tomato crops against attack of late blight is advised. If primary symptoms are found, spraying of mencozeb @ 2.0 gram\litre of water or indofil-M-45 @ 2 ml\litre of water is advised when sky remains clear. 
  • Keeping in view of optimum weather conditions, Farmers are advised for transplantation of onion seedling in this week. Seedling should not be older than six weeks. Transplanting should be done in small beds. Deep transplanting should be avoided. Ten to fifteen days before transplanting, apply 20 ton well decomposed FYM with 20 kg nitrogen, 60-70 kg phosphorus and 80-100 kg potash at the time of last ploughing. Transplanting should be done at spacing of 15 cm (row–row) x 10 cm (plant-plant). 
  • To monitor the pest population for diamond back moth in cole crop, for pod borer in pea and fruit borer in tomato, installation of pheromone traps @ 3-4 traps per acre is advised.
  •   Constant monitoring of inflorescence rotting disease in marigold crop is needed. If symptoms are found, spraying of Bavistin @ 1 gram\litre or indofil-M 45 @ 2 ml\litre water is recommended, when sky remains clear. 

Members of Agro advisory Committee

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Dinesh Kumar (Principal Scientist, Agronomy)

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

Dr. Sachin Suresh Suroshe (Principal Scientist, Entomology)

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