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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 29, No:-90/2022-23/Tue.                                                                                          Time: 2.30 PM                                                                       Date: 07th February, 2023

Weather during current week (From 01st February to 07th February 2023)   

    Smogy weather conditions were observed during the week. Maximum temperature ranged between 19.5°C and 27.4°C (weekly normal 20.6°C). Minimum temperature ranged between 7.2°C and 12.0°C (weekly normal 7.0°C). Relative humidity at 7.21 AM ranged between 71 and 88 percent and that at 2.21 PM ranged between 39 and 60 percent. The average bright sunshine hour during the week was 7.7 hours per day (weekly normal 6.3 hours). The average wind speed recorded was 5.2 km/h (normal 3.9 km/h). Mean evaporation rate during the period was 2.6 mm/day (weekly normal 2.7 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/Date2023-02-082023-02-092023-02-102023-02-112023-02-12
Rainfall (mm)
Maximum Temperature (°C)2729292623
Minimum Temperature (°C)1110121209
Average Cloud Cover (Okta)13411
Maximum RH. (%)9090858585
Minimum RH. (%)3535353535
Average Wind Speed (kmph)2212042230
Predominant Wind directionsNNWSSESSENNWNNW
Cumulative Weekly Rainfall (mm)
0.0 mm
Special weather

Weather based Agromet-Advisories (for the period ending on 12th February, 2023)

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

  • In present weather condition constant monitoring of the wheat crop against rust disease is advised. If symptoms of black, brown or yellow rust appears than spraying with Dithane M-45 @ 2.5 grams/litre of water should be done. For yellow rust temperature should be between 10-20°C. Above 25°C the dispersion of yellow rust does not occurs. For brown rust the temperature should be between 15-25°C with humid weather conditions. For black rust temperature should be above 20°C with less humidity.
  • For monitoring of the pod borer in the gram crop, farmers are advised to install Pheromone trap @ 3-4 traps per acre, if flowering has reached 40-45%. “T” shaped bird perches in and around crop field to be installed for controlling insect population.
  • Keeping temperature in view, farmer’s are advised to start field’s preparation for sowing of early crop of ladies finger- A-4, Parbani Kranti and Arka anamika cultivars. Seed rates should be 10-15 kilogram per acre. 
  • Bees are important source for pollination in vegetable and crops therefore, bee keeping should be promoted. To protect the bees, spraying of pesticides should be done in morning or evening hours during winter.
  • Due to favourable temperature during the week farmers are advised for sowing of cucurbitaceous, chilli, tomato and brinjal crops in the nursery and transplanting of young seedlings of tomato, chilli and cole crop may be done in this week. Arrangement of good quality of seed should be done from certified agency.
  • In present weather condition constant monitoring of potato crop against attack of late blight is advised. If primary symptoms are found, spraying of Captan 2 gram\litre of water is advised.
  • Sowing of one-time-cutting purpose spinach (Jyoti), coriander (Pant Haritma), fenugreek (PEB, AM-1) may be done in present weather conditions. Foliar spray of 20 kg urea in 400 litre of water per acre may be done to maintain foliage health. 
  • Farmers are advised to install pheromone traps @ 3-4 traps per acre for monitoring of the pest population for diamond back moth in cole crop, pod borer in pea and fruit borer in tomato.
  • Keeping weather in view, intercultural operations should be done in carrot, radish, turnip and sweet potato crops. 
  • Farmers are advised to install pheromone traps @ 3-4 traps per acre for constant monitoring of pea crop against pod borer and tomato crop against fruit borer. Spraying of Bt formulation is advised when pest population reaches ETL. 
  • Keeping weather in view, constant monitoring of inflorescence rotting disease in marigold crop is needed. If symptoms is found spraying of Bavistin @ 1 gram\litre or indofil-M 45@ 2 ml\litre water is recommended.
  • In present weather, wrapping of plastic sheets around mango trunk should be done for preventing climbing of young (nymphs) mealy bugs. Apply grease to seal any cracks in the polythene sheets.

Members of Agro advisory Committee

Dr. Ananta Vashisth (Nodal Officer, Agril. Physics)

Dr. P. Krishnan (Professor, Division of Agril. Physics) 

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

Dr. B. S. Tomar (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)

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