Weather Based Agro Advisory


  • Monsoon Watch

    • Yesterday, southwest monsoon was vigorous over Gangetic West Bengal and active over East Rajasthan, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Bihar and Jharkhand.
    • Heavy to very heavy rain occurred at isolated places over Madhya Pradesh during past 24 hours ending at 0830 hours IST of yesterday.
    • The images showing the latest satellite picture in figure. 1.

    Main Weather Observations

    • Rain occurred at most places over Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, East Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal, East Madhya Pradesh, Konkan & Goa and Coastal Karnataka; at many places over Jammu & Kashmir, Odisha, West Madhya Pradesh, Madhya Maharashtra and Tamilnadu; at a few places over Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and South Interior Karnataka and at isolated places over Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Vidarbha, Marathawada and North Interior Karnataka.
    • On 23.08.2016: Minimum temperatures are above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at most places over Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands; at many places over Telangana & Tamilnadu and Kerala; at a few places over Assam & Meghalaya and Rayalaseema and at isolated places over Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Sub Himalayan West Bengal and Vidarbha. They are below normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at many places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha; at a few places over Madhya Pradesh near normal over rest of the country.
    • On 22.08.2016: Yesterday, maximum temperatures were markedly above normal (5.0°C or more) at isolated places over Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Assam & Meghalaya; appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at many places over Telangana, Kerala; at a few places over rest Coastal Andhra Pradesh and at isolated places over Arunachal Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh & Tamilnadu; above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at most places over Himachal Pradesh, South Interior Karnataka, Rayalaseema; at many places over Marathwada & Coastal Karnataka; at a few places over Vidarbha, North Interior Karnataka, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and at isolated places over Saurashtra & Kutch, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Konkan & Goa, East Madhya Pradesh and Odisha. They were markedly below normal (5.0°C or less) at many places over Jharkhand; at isolated places over Bihar; appreciably below normal (3.0°C to 5.0°C) at many places over East Rajasthan; at a few places over Jammu & Kashmir; at isolated places over West Rajasthan; below normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at many places over East Uttar Pradesh; at a few places over West Madhya Pradesh, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim and at isolated places over East Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Madhya Maharashtra and near normal over rest of the country.

    Weather Warning during next 5 days

    • 23 August (Day 1): Heavy rain at isolated places very likely over Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat region, Konkan & Goa, Kerala and Lakshadweep.
    • 24 August (Day 2): Heavy rain at isolated places very likely over Rajasthan, West Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat state, Konkan & Goa, Coastal Karnataka, Kerala and Lakshadweep.
    • 25 August (Day 3): Heavy rain at isolated places very likely over West Rajasthan, Odisha, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Coastal Karnataka and Kerala.
    • 26 August (Day 4): Heavy rain at isolated places very likely over Odisha and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
    • 27 August (Day 5): Heavy rain at isolated places very likely over Coastal Andhra Pradesh.
    • The weather outlook for the period of seven days i.e. 23  to 30 August 2016 forecasted (Provided by Real-Time Weather Forecasts from NOAA/NCEP collected from http://monsoondata.org/wx2/) rain/thundershower would occur over along west coast northwest, southeast peninsular India, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, and North Eastern States. (Fig. 2).  

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Agricultural activities
Jharkhand
Weather condition:
                          Light to moderate rainfall occurred over Bihar state during past few days. Maximum temperature ranged from 32.0 to 35.1 °C and the minimum temperature ranged from 24.0 to 27.0°C.

 

Contingency measures:

  • Inter-culturing operations are advised in the pigeon pea, turmeric, yam bean and vegetable crops.
  • Rice: Under low rainfall and moisture stress condition, weed growth becomes rampant in the rice fields. Farmers are advised to take care of weed control in the transplanted rice crop.
  • Cauliflower: Weeding is advised as per need. Application of urea@50 kg per hectare is advised after weeding.
  • Contingency crops: In view of poor rainfall situation, farmers are advised to sow maize, pigeon pea, sunflower, urd, arhar, castor and vegetable crops in the upland areas in place of rice.
  • Radish and pointed gourd: Weather is congenial for sowing of radish. Pusa Chetki, Pusa Himani, Pusa Rashmi, Japani Saphed are recommended varieties of radish. Use 4-5 kg seed rate per hectare. Rajendra Parwal-1, Rajendra parwal-2, FP1 and 3 are recommended varieties of pointed gourd for sowing at this time
  • Foot & mouth Disease: Chances of foot and mouth disease in the cattle remain high during this time. If this disease is detected in the animals, washing of mouth of the animal with potash solution and foot with phenyl is advised. If vaccination has not been carried out, farmers are advised to do it immediately with the advice of the veterinary expert.


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

Updated on 23-08-2016 05:35 PM

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