Weather Based Agro Advisory


  • Northeast Monsoon Watch

    • Northeast monsoon rainfall activity over southeast India continues to remain subdued.
    • The images showing the latest satellite picture in figure. 1.

    Fog Watch

    • Visibility observed 25 M Amritsar, Patiala, Hisar, Gwalior, Delhi (PLM), Sultanpur & Varanasi; 50 M Lucknow; 200 M Safdarjung, Gaya and Satna during morning hours of today.

    Main Weather Observations

    • Rainfall occurred at most places over coastal Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu & Puducherry and Kerala and at isolated places over South Interior Karnataka, Rayalaseema and Andaman & Nicobar Islands; at a few places over Jammu & Kashmir.
    • Minimum temperatures as on 02.12.2016: Minimum temperatures are appreciably below normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at isolated places over Kerala; below normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at a few places over Tamilnadu & Puducherry, at isolated places over Konkan & Goa and Madhya Maharashtra. They are markedly above normal ( 5.1°C or more) at isolated places over north Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and southern parts of East Uttar Pradesh; appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at most places over northern parts of East Uttar Pradesh, coastal Odisha; at many places over Gangetic West Bengal and Coastal Andhra Pradesh; at a few places over West Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat State, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Northeastern states and Jharkhand; at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh and Punjab; above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at many places over Uttarakhand and Rayalaseema; at a few places over Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, interior parts of Madhya Pradesh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands and at isolated places over Telangana and Lakshadweep and near normal over rest of the country.
    • The lowest minimum temperature of 6.0°C recorded at Narnaul (Haryana) in the plains of the country.
    • Maximum temperatures as on 01.12.2016: Maximum temperatures were appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at most places over Himachal Pradesh and at a few places over Jammu & Kashmir, Assam & Meghalaya and Madhya Pradesh; above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at most places over Rajasthan; at many places over Punjab, West Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and North Interior Karnataka; at a few places over Uttarakhand, West Bengal & Sikkim, Vidarbha, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands and at isolated places over Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and Telangana. They were markedly below normal( 5.0°C or less) at a few places over coastal Tamilnadu & Puducherry; appreciably below normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at many places over interior Tamilnadu; at a few places over East Uttar Pradesh and at isolated places over Kerala and near normal over rest of the country.

    Weather warning for next 5 days

    • 02 December (Day 1): Heavy rain very likely at isolated places over interior Tamilnadu and Kerala. Dense fog very likely at isolated places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, north Madhya Pradesh and Bihar.
    • 03 December (Day 2): Heavy rain very likely at isolated places over Kerala and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Dense fog very likely at isolated places over Uttar Pradesh, north Madhya Pradesh and Bihar.
    • 04 December (Day 3): Heavy to very heavy rain very likely at isolated places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Dense fog very likely at isolated places over East Uttar Pradesh.
    • 05 December (Day 4): Heavy rain very likely at isolated places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
    • 06 December (Day 5): No weather warning.
    • The weather outlook for the period of seven days i.e. 02 to 09 December  2016 forecasted (Provided by Real-Time Weather Forecasts from NOAA/NCEP collected from http://monsoondata.org/wx2/) rain/thundershower would occur over south Tamilnadu & Puducherry, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and northeastern states. (Fig. 2).

Agricultural activities
Kerala
Weather condition:
                          Dry weather prevailed in Kerala state during past few days.  The maximum temperature ranged between 33.7 to 34.9 °C and minimum temperature ranged between 21.6 to 26.1 °C, respectively.
Contingency measures:

  • First paddy crop is in panicle stage, leaf folder attack can be seen in paddy field. To control it, use trichogramma cards @ 2CC per acre. Cut the card in to small pieces and fix in different locations of the paddy field. Replace the cards within every two weeks. If the attack is severe, spray Quinalphos (2ml per one liter of water). In coconut, red palm weevil is seen.
  • Coconut log trap with fermenting toddy or pineapple can be set in coconut plantation to attract and trap the free floating population of red palm weevil. Incorporate any of the insecticide to each trap to kill the weevils trapped.
  • In banana, Pseudostem weevil is seen. To control, apply 2% neem oil-garlic-soap emulsion in starting stage. In case of severe attack apply 3ml Chlorpyrifos in 1 liter of water on the pseudostem mixing with gum.
  • Aphids are seen in vegetables. To control, apply 2ml quinalphos or 1.5 ml dimethoate in one liter of water to control aphid’s attack of water or Sulfex @ 3 gm per liter of water.


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

Updated on 02-12-2016 05:35 PM

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