Weather Based Agro Advisory


Monsoon Watch (IMD)

  • The country as a whole received 12% deficit rainfall during  1 June to 26 August.
  • The images showing progressive rainfall situation and the latest satellite picture are shown in Fig. 1 & 2.

Significant weather observations (IMD)

  • Andaman & Nicobar islands received heavy rainfall (60 mm) during last 24 hours.
  • The southwest monsoon has been active over Chhattisgarh, North Interior Karnataka and South Interior Karnataka.
  • Rain/thundershowers has occurred at most  places over Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Odisha, Konkan & Goa, Coastal Karnataka and Andaman & Nicobar Islands; at many places over Uttarakhand, East Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and East Madhya Pradesh; at a few places over Gangetic West Bengal, interior Karnataka, Kerala and Rayalaseema.

Weather Warning during next 5 days (IMD)

  • 28 August : Heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at isolated places over Chhattisgarh  and Assam & Meghalaya.
  • 29 August : Heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at isolated places over Chhattisgarh and Assam & Meghalaya.
  • 30 August :  Heavy rainfall would occur at isolated places over Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam & Meghalaya.
  • 31 August : Heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at isolated places over Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim.
  • The weather outlook for the period of seven days i.e. 27 August to 4 September 2015 forecasted  (Provided by Real-Time Weather Forecasts from NOAA/NCEP collected from http://monsoondata.org/wx2/) heavy rainfall along the west coast, Odisha, Coastal Andhra Pradesh. Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Coastal Karnataka and South Interior Karnataka and Northeastern states (Fig. 3).

Agricultural activities  (AICRPAM-CRIDA)
South Interior Karnataka
Rainfall status: the region has received 14% deficit rainfall so far.
Progress of kharif sowing: (Area in lakh ha)

Sl.No

Crop

Targeted area

Area covered as on 17.8.2015

Area covered last year (18.8.2014)

1

Total Cereals:

34.52

18.37

24.94

2

Total Pulses:

14.65

10.03

10.52

Total food grains

49.17

28.39

35.46

3

Total Oilseeds:

11.35

6.80

9.16

4

Cotton

6.47

4.41

7.15

5

Sugarcane

5.02

5.03

4.88

6

Tobacco

0.99

0.85

0.92

Grand Total

73.00

45.48

57.58

Out of the targeted area, 53.0% of cereals, 68% of pulses, 60% of oilseeds have already been sown. Out of the total targeted area of 73 lakh ha, 45.48 lakh hectare has been covered so far (62 %).
Contingency crop plan:

  • Rainfed crops like maize, paddy, pigeon pea, groundnut, soabean were under severe moisture stress in Tumkur, Mandya and Chamrajnagar. To overcome this, earthing up is suggested.
  • Sowing of short duration crops like pulses, ragi, popcorn and minor millets are recommended henceforth. Inter-cultivation operations like weeding, hoeing need to be carried out in already sown crops.
  • Sowing of medium/short duration crops/varieties namely, finger millet, maize, sunflower, cowpea, green gram, black gram, horse gram etc. can be taken up
  • Recommended varieties of crops for taking up sowing are:

Maize – Deccan-103, Vijaya composite and Ganga-11,
Sunflower: Morden, KBSH-1, KBSH-41, KBSH-42, KBSH-44 and KBSH-53.
Cowpea: C-152, KM-5and PKB-4 (vegetable purpose)

(Source:Email: pc-agromet@crida.in, CRIDA, Hyderabad )

Updated on 27-08-2015 05:45 PM

Weather Based Agro Advisory 2014