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 25, No: - 16/2018-19/Fri.                                   Time: 2.30 PM                              Date: 25th May,2018

 

Weather during current week (From 19th to 25th May, 2018)  

 Clear weather conditions were observed during the last week. The maximum temperature ranged between 39.5°C and 43.0°C (weekly normal 39.1°C). The minimum temperature ranged between 19.9°C and 27.4°C (weekly normal 24.7°C). Relative humidity at 7.21 AM ranged between 48 and 72 per cent and that at 2.21 PM ranged between 23 and 29 per cent. The average bright sunshine hour during the week was 8.1 hours per day (weekly normal 7.7 hours). The average wind speed recorded was 4.2 km/h (normal 6.6 km/h). Mean evaporation rate during the period was 6.8 mm/day (weekly normal 10.0 mm/day). Wind during morning was mostly calm and afternoon it was from north-west directions.

Weather Forecast for next five days received from India Meteorological Department, Regional Meteorological Centre, Agromet Advisory Unit, Lodhi Road, New Delhi is given below:

  Weather parameter/ Date

26-05-18

27-05-18

28-05-18

29-05-18

30-05-18

Rainfall (mm)

   0.0

0.0

0.0

1.0

2.0

Maximum Temperature (°C)

45

46

44

44

42

Minimum Temperature (°C)

25

25

24

26

27

Average Cloud Cover (Okta)

 2

 2

 3

 4

 5

Maximum RH. (%)

60

60

55

65

70

Minimum RH. (%)

15

15

10

20

25

Average Wind Speed( kmph)

10

10

10

10

15

Predominant Wind direction

   W

WNW

E

ESE

SSE

Cumulative Rainfall (mm)

                          3.0 mm

Special weather

Possibility of heat waves/ dust storm  on 26th and   27th  May, 2018 and dust storm / thunderstorm with light rain is likely to occur over Delhi NCR on 29th and   30th May, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ther based Agromet-Advisories (for the period ending on 30th May, 2018)

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

1.      Keeping in view heat wave and increase in temperature, farmers are advised for frequent irrigation in vegetables, nurseries of vegetables, fodder crops and orchards. Farmers are also advised to protect vegetables nurseries and orchards against hot winds by physical barrier.

2.      Farmers are advised for preparation of nursery for chilli and brinjal. It is also advised to use shed nets, which helps in reducing soil borne disease and thus produce healthy seedlings. 

3.      Present weather conditions are highly conducive for nursery and field preparation for early cauliflower.Farmers are advised to carry out solarization of prepared nursery beds by covering with thin plastic sheets of 20-30 mm thickness.This operation will help in reducing microbes responsible for disease development in seedlings.Seed should be sown in nursery after treatment with captan 2.0 gram/kg of seed. 

4.      Sowing of cotton may be done in this week. Farmers are advised to procure good quality seeds from certified source. Recommended varieties: -H-777, H-974, H-1098. 

5.      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. This treatment increases the crop production. Pigenpea varieties- Pusa 2001, Pusa991, Pusa992, Paras manak, UPAS 120. 

6.      Deep ploughing of fields after harvesting of rabi crops is advised so that eggs and pupae of insects and weed seeds are destroyed. 

7.      Optimum moisture level should be maintained in cucurbitaceous crops by light and frequent irrigation Irrigations should be given in the morning and in the evening hours as dry conditions may lead to poor flowering and pollination and thus reduction in yield of the crop.

 8.      In present weather conditions, rouging of viral infested crop should be done in chilli. Infected crop should be uprooted and buried in the soil. After rouging, spraying of Imidacloprid @ 0.3 ml per litre of water is advised to control the vector.

9.      After harvesting of mature lady finger, application of urea @ 5-10 kg/acre and thereafter application of light irrigation is advised. Constant monitoring of lady finger crop against attack of mite, jassid and hoper is advised. Due to prevailing high temperature, light irrigation at short interval is advised. 

 

10.  Keeping in view of high temperature forecast, farmers are advised for harvesting of mature vegetable crop at morning and evening and kept them in sheds. 

11.  During this weather conditions when farm operations are less, farmers are advised to test their soil from certified agencies.

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. Subhash Chander (Professor, Entomology)

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

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

Dr. Dinesh Kumar (Principal Scientist, Agronomy)

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