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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 30, No:-18/2023-24/Fri.                                                                                          Time: 2.30 PM                                                                    Date: 02nd June, 2023

Weather during current week (From 27th May, to 02nd June, 2023)   

            Slight cloudy weather conditions were observed during the week. except a rainfall of 22.4 mm on 27th May, 2.2 mm on 30th May, 27.5 mm on 31st May and 5.0 mm on 01st June, was recorded at the institute observatory.Maximum temperature ranged between 30.5°C and 36.2°C (weekly normal 39.5°C). Minimum temperature ranged between 19.0°C and 22.0°C (weekly normal 25.2°C). Relative humidity at 7.21 AM ranged between 76 and 98 percent and that at 2.21 PM ranged between 39 and 64 percent. The average bright sunshine hour during the week was 7.1 hours per day (weekly normal 8.2 hours). The average wind speed recorded was 4.2 km/h (normal 6.8 km/h). Mean evaporation rate during the period was 5.0 mm/day (weekly normal 11.0 mm/day). Wind during morning 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/Date2023-06-032023-06-042023-06-052023-06-062023-06-07
Rainfall (mm)
Maximum Temperature (°C)3738393940
Minimum Temperature (°C)2323252525
Average Cloud Cover (Okta)56755
Maximum RH. (%)8585908580
Minimum RH. (%)4040505040
Average Wind Speed (kmph)1212081408
Predominant Wind directionsNNWNNWNNWNNWNNW
Cumulative Weekly Rainfall (mm)
0.2 mm
Special weather

Weather based Agromet-Advisories (for the period ending on 07th June, 2023) 

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

  • Temperature is suitable for deep ploughing of fields after harvesting of Rabi crops. It helps in destroying the eggs and pupating stages of insects and weed seeds. 
  • 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 for sowing of pigenpea may be done in this week. Farmers are advised to procure good quality seeds from certified source. Before sowing pigeon pea seeds should be treated with crop specific Rhizobium culture and Phosphate Solublesing Bacteria (PSB). This treatment increases the crop production. Pigenpea varieties- Pusa 2001, Pusa991, Pusa992, Paras manak, UPAS 120.
  • Keeping in view of forecasted temperature, farmers are advised for harvesting of mature vegetables at morning and evening hours and keep harvested crops in shadow.
  • 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 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. light irrigation at short interval 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.
  • 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. J.P.S.Dabas (Principal Scientist and Incharge, CATAT)

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

Dr. Dinesh Kumar (Principal Scientist, Agronomy)

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

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