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:-35/2021-22/Fri.                          Time: 2.30 PM                               Date: 30th July, 2021

Weather during current week (From 24th to 30th July, 2021)  

         Cloudy weather conditions were observed during the week except a rainfall of 3.4 mm on 25th July, 10.2 mm on 26th July, 82.6 mm on 27th July, 32.8 mm on 28th July and 26.0 mm on 29th July was recorded at the institute observatory. Maximum temperature ranged between 28.0°C and 36.4°C (weekly normal 34.1°C). Minimum temperature ranged between 25.0°C and 28.2°C (weekly normal 27.0°C). Relative humidity at 7.21 AM ranged between 87 and 98 per cent and that at 2.21 PM ranged between 63 and 95 percent. The average bright sunshine hour during the week was 2.6 hours per day (weekly normal 6.9 hours). The average wind speed recorded was 3.0 km/h (normal 6.2 km/h). Mean evaporation rate during the period was 3.0 mm/day (weekly normal 6.7 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

31-07-21

01-08-21

02-08-21

03-08-21

04-08-21

Rainfall (mm)

15.0

15.0

40.0

20.0

2.0

Maximum Temperature (°C)

32

31

30

31

32

Minimum Temperature (°C)

25

26

25

25

26

Average Cloud Cover (Okta)

7

6

7

6

4

Maximum RH. (%)

95

98

98

90

90

Minimum RH. (%)

70

72

72

68

68

Average Wind Speed( kmph)

8

12

15

12

12

Predominant Wind direction

  SSE

  SSE

   E

  ESE

  SSE

Cumulative Rainfall (mm)

                                         92.0  mm

Weather based Agromet-Advisories (for the period ending on 04th August, 2021)

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.
  • Keeping in view of medium rainfall during next five days, farmers are advised to do proper arrangement for drainage in all vegetables, pulse, maize and nurseries of the vegetables. Farmers are also advised not to do irrigation and any type of spray in the crops.
  • Keeping in view of rainfall, farmers are advised to conserve rain water in the paddy fields by making broad and elevated bunds.
  • In the paddy field if plants started turning yellow i.e. top leaves turned yellow and bottom leaves remained green, farmers may spray zinc sulphate solution (6.0 kg zinc sulphate dissolved in 300 litres of water / ha.).
  • In this weather conditions, farmers should do weeding and hoeing in the standing crops and vegetables. Proper drainage should be done in all pulses, vegetables and other crops.
  • This is most suitable time to grow fodder sorghum specially Pusa chari-9, Pusa chari-6 or other hybrids. Seed rate should be 20 kg/ha.
  • Transplanting of brinjal, tomato, chilli and early cauliflower on ridge is advised for those farmers whose seedlings are ready. Proper drainage should be done in the fields.
  • Farmers are advised for sowing of guar (Pusa Navbahar, Durga Bahar), radish (Pusa Chetki), cluster bean (Pusa Komal), Beans (Pusa Sem 2, Pusa Sem 3), spinach (Pusa Bharti), amaranths (Pusa lal Chaulai, Pusa Kiran) and ladyfinger (Pusa A-4) on ridges. They are also advised to procure good quality seeds from certified sources.
  • Weather is suitable for sowing of sweet corn (Madhuri, Win orange) and baby corn (HM-4) in this week.
  • Farmers are advised to use light trap to keep a check on pest population. This causesless damage to useful insects. For making a light trap, a bulb should be fixed above a tumbler (either plastic or tin) having a mixture of water and few drops of Rogor or kerosene oil. The insects get attracted towards the light, fall in the solution and die.
  • Farmers are advised to prepare marigold nursery (Pusa narngi) in net house. Arrangement for proper drainage should be done in the nursery.
  • Farmers who want to establish new orchard gardens (Mango, citrus and guava) are advised for transplanting of plants from recognized sources.
  • Farmers are advised to do proper arrangement for storing rain water at one portion in the field; this water can be used for irrigation in the crops at suitable time during dry spell.

 

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)