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 28, No:-83/2021-22/Fri.                              Time: 2.30 PM                              Date: 14th January, 2022

Weather during current week (From 08th to 14th January, 2022)  

        Cloudy weather conditions were observed during the week except a rainfall of 69.2 mm on 08th January and 26.2 mm on 09th January was recorded at the institute observatory. Temperature ranged between 15.2°C and 19.6°C (weekly normal 18.3°C). Minimum temperature ranged between 4.9°C and 14.4°C (weekly normal 6.2°C). Relative humidity at 7.21 AM ranged between 92 and 97 per cent and that at 2.21 PM ranged between 64 and 96 percent. The average bright sunshine hour during the week was 1.5 hours per day (weekly normal 4.3 hours). The average wind speed recorded was 3.8 km/h (normal 2.8 km/h). Mean evaporation rate during the period was 1.6 mm/day (weekly normal 1.7 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/ Date

15-01-22

16-01-22

17-01-22

18-01-22

19-01-22

  Rainfall (mm)

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.0

  Maximum Temperature (°C)

16

17

17

18

18

  Minimum Temperature (°C)

07

08

06

07

08

  Average Cloud Cover (Okta)

3

4

3

4

4

  Maximum RH. (%)

97

97

95

90

90

  Minimum RH. (%)

80

80

80

65

60

  Average Wind Speed( kmph)

10

08

10

13

12

  Predominant Wind direction

NNW

WNW

NNW

NNW

NNW

  Cumulative Rainfall (mm)

                                               1.0  mm

  Special weather

        Dense fog and cold day conditions at isolated places

Weather based Agromet-Advisories (for the period ending on 19th January, 2022)

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

  • Keeping in view of threat of COVID-19 spread farmers are advised to follow the government guidelines, personal hygiene, use mask, ensure hand washing with soap at reasonable interval, social distancing during picking of vegetables and other agricultural operation in all crops.
  • 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 10-15%. “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.
  • Weather is suitable for growing of carrot seed crop in this week. Those farmers, who used high quality and good varieties seeds for carrot crop. If the crop is 90-105 days old, than in the first fortnight of January at the time of harvesting of crop, farmers can select good lengthy and vigorous carrot having less numbers of leaves. In selected carrots, farmers should cut the leafs after leaving 4 inch and also cut the lower portion of the carrot root after leaving the top upper 4 inch and transplant them at 45 cm row to row distance and 15 cm plant to plant distance.
  • 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 (Head, Division of Agril. Physics)

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

Dr. B. S. Tomar (Joint Director Extension (Acting) and 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)