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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 31, No: -31/2024-25/Tue.                                                                           Time: 2.30 PM                                                                              Date: 16th July, 2024

Weather during current week (From 10th to 16th July, 2024)

     Cloudy weather conditions were observed during the week. except a rainfall of 35.0 mm on 16th July was recorded at the institute observatory. Maximum temperature ranged between 34.0°C and 36.8°C (weekly normal 35.1°C). Minimum temperature ranged between 27.4 °C and 29.6 °C (weekly normal 26.8°C). Relative humidity at 7.21 AM ranged between 81 and 91 percent and that at 2.21 PM ranged between 51 and 85 percent. The average bright sunshine hour during the week was 3.0 hours per day (weekly normal 4.5 hours). The average wind speed recorded was 3.4 km/h (normal 5.1 km/h). Mean evaporation rate during the period was 3.6 mm/day (weekly normal 5.8 mm/day). Wind during morning and evening 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/Date2024-07-172024-07-182024-07-192024-07-202024-07-21
Rainfall (mm)
Maximum Temperature (°C)3533343333
Minimum Temperature (°C)2926252728
Average Cloud Cover (Okta)77777
Maximum RH. (%)9595909095
Minimum RH. (%)7070656570
Average Wind Speed (kmph)2216162412
Predominant Wind directionsSSEESSENESE
Cumulative Weekly Rainfall (mm)
42.0 mm
Special weather

Weather based Agromet-Advisories (for the period ending on 21st July, 2024) 

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

  • Farmers are advice to transplant 20-25 days old paddy seedling in prepared fields with spacing of 20 x 10 (R x P) cm. Nitrogen 100 kg./ha, Phosphorus 60 kg./ha, Potash 40 kg./ha and zinc sulphate 25 kg/ ha should be use before transplanting. Add one packet/acre of Blue Green Algae (BGA) in those fields of paddy where standing water is available, as it is rich source of nitrogen. Farmers are advised to make bund for conserving rain water in the field. Bund should be higher and wider so that more rain water can be conserved in the field. 
  • Keeping weather condition in view, farmers are advised for sowing of maize in prepared fields. Sowing should be done on ridges. Recommended Hybrids: AH-421, AH-58 or Composites: Pusa composite-3, Pusa composite-4. 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.
  • Weather is suitable for sowing of baby corn (HM-4) and sweet corn in this week.
  • Keeping weather condition in view, farmers are advised for sowing of bajra (Hybrid Bajra Pusa-605, Hybrid Bajra Pusa-415, Composite Bajra Pusa-383, HSV-67 or other suitable hybrids). Seed treatment is required for protection against Ergot. Seeds should be put in 10% salt solution, light and damaged seed should be removed and remaining seed should be dried and treated with Thiram or Bavistin @ 2.0 gm/ kg seed to protect from seed borne diseases.
  • Hoeing and weeding should be done in all kharif crops, it improves the root growth and save the water consumption. 
  • Weather is suitable, 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.
  • Keeping weather condition in view, 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). Sowing should be done on ridges.  They are also advised to procure good quality seeds from certified sources.
  • Keeping weather condition in view, farmers are advised to start sowing of cucurbits. Popular hybrids of Bottle Gourd- Pusa Naveen, Pusa Samridh; Bitter Gourd- Pusa Visesh, Pusa-2 Mosumi; Pumpkin- Pusa Visvash, Pusa Vikash; Ridge Gourd- Pusa Sneha etc. Sowing should be done on ridges.
  • In this weather condition, constant monitoring of lady finger, chilli and cucurbitaceous crop against attack of mite and jassid is advised. Spraying of phosmite @ 1.5 - 2 ml per litre of water is advised to control mite and spraying of Imidacloprid 17.8 SC @ 0.5 ml/liter of water is advised against jassid, when sky is clear. 
  • Transplanting of good quality orchards plants procured from certified sources should be done in this week.
  • 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.
  • Keeping rainfall forecast in mind farmers are advised not to do any type of spray and do proper management in standing crops and vegetable nurseries. Proper drainage should be maintained in pulses crop and vegetable nurseries.

Members of Agro advisory Committee

Dr. Ananta Vashisth (Nodal Officer, Agricultural Physics)

Dr. Subash Nataraja (Head, Division of Agricultural Physics)

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

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

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

Dr. Sachin Suresh Suroshe (Project coordinator, AICRP on Honeybee)

Dr. Dinesh Kumar (Principal Scientist, Agronomy)

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

Dr. A.K. Singh (Principal Scientist and Incharge, CATAT)

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