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 26, No: - 24/2019-20/Fri.                 Time: 2.30 PM                 Date: 21st June,2019

Weather during current week (From 15th to 21st June, 2019)  

Partially cloudy conditions were observed during the week except a rainfall of 31.2 mm on 18th  June was recorded at the institute observatory.The maximum temperature ranged between 33.3°C and 43.6°C (weekly normal 37.6°C). The minimum temperature ranged between 22.0°C and 28.9°C (weekly normal 27.0°C). Relative humidity at 7.21 AM ranged between 49 and 84 per cent and that at 2.21 PM ranged between 30 and 57 per cent. The average bright sunshine hour during the week was 6.9  hours per day (weekly normal 6.8 hours). The average wind speed recorded was 7.6 km/h (normal 7.2 km/h). Mean evaporation rate during the period was 6.7 mm/day (weekly normal 9.2 mm/day). Wind during morning was from different directions and evening was from 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:s

 

  Weather parameter/ Date

22-06-19

23-06-19

24-06-19

25-06-19

26-06-19

Rainfall (mm)

0.0

1.0

5.0

5.0

1.0

Maximum Temperature (°C)

40

40

37

37

38

Minimum Temperature (°C)

29

29

29

27

27

Average Cloud Cover (Okta)

4

5

7

7

4

Maximum RH. (%)

75

78

90

90

85

Minimum RH. (%)

35

40

45

45

40

Average Wind Speed( kmph)

15

15

20

12

20

Predominant Wind direction

  SSE

 SSE

   ESE

 ENE

  W

Cumulative Rainfall (mm)

                           12.0 mm

Special weather

On 23rd to 25th June 2019 gusty wind previl 30-40

kmph. On 24-25 june 2019 light rain likely to accur.

 

 Weather based Agromet-Advisories (for the period ending on 26th June, 2019)

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

1.      Constant monitoring of paddy nurseries against attack of bakanae disease is advised. Spraying of Carbendazim @ 2.0 gram per litre of water is advised.

2.   In the paddy nursery, if upper leaves of the paddy seedlings become yellow and lower leaves remain green, it indicates the iron deficiency. Spraying of ferrous sulphate @ 0.5 % with 0.25% lime solution is recommended to overcome this problem.

3.     In present weather condition farmers are advised to prepare fields for maize crop. Recommended Hybrids like AH-421, AH-58 or Composites: Pusa composite-3, Pusa composite-4. Procure good quality seeds from certified sources. Seed rate 20 kg/ha. It is also advised to maintain row to row spacing of 60-75 cm. and plant to plant 18-25 cm. Spray of Atrazine 1-1.5 kg a.i/ha. in 800 litre of water is recommended for effective weed control in maize.

4.    This is most suitable time to grow fodder sorghum specially Pusa chari-9, Pusa chari-6 or other hybrids. Seed rate should be 40 kg/ha Fodder crop lobia can also be sown in this week.

5.   Farmers are advised for preparation of nursery for chilli, brinjal and early cauliflower (maturing in the month of September). It is also advised to use shed nets, which helps in reducing vector borne diseases and produce healthy seedlings. Nursery should be covered by net at the height of 6.5 feet for protection against sunlight.

6.      Transplanting of brinjal, chilli and early cauliflower are advised for those farmers whose seedlings are ready.

7.   Farmers are advised to start sowing of Cucurbits in rainy season. It is most suitable time to sow recommended hybrids/ varieties. Some popular hybrids are Bottle Gourd- Pusa Naveen, Pusa Samridhi,  Bitter Gourd- Pusa Visesh, Pusa-2 mosumi, Pumpkin- Pusa Visvash, Pusa Vikash, Ridge Gourd- Pusa Chikni, Cucumber- Pusa Uday, Pusa Barkha etc.

8.   In present weather conditions, rouging of viral infested crop should be done in chilli. Infected plants 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.   Farmers who want to establish new orchard gardens are advised for digging pits as per requirement and keep it open, to kill harmful insect-pest and weed seed.

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)