Weather Based Agro Advisory


  • Monsoon Watch

    • The southwest monsoon was vigorous over Uttarakhand; active over Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, East Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Assam & Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.
    • Heavy to very heavy rain occurred with extremely heavy falls isolated places over Assam & Meghalaya; heavy at a few places over Uttarakhand and at isolated places over Haryana, West Madhya Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Konkan & Goa, Coastal Karnataka and Tamilnadu.
    • The images showing the latest satellite picture in figure. 1.

    Main Weather Observations  

    • Rain occurred at most places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Northeastern States, East Madhya Pradesh, Konkan & Goa, Coastal Karnataka and Lakshadweep; at many places over West Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal, Vidarbha, Gujarat, Madhya Maharashtra, Tamilnadu and Kerala; at a few places over interior Karnataka and Andaman & Nicobar Islands and at isolated places over north Rajasthan, Marathwada, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema.
    • On 18.07.2016: Minimum temperature are above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at a few places over Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim and at isolated places over West Rajasthan, Assam & Meghalaya, Telangana Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Tamilnadu. They are appreciably below normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at many places over Haryana & Delhi and at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh and East Madhya Pradesh and near normal over rest of the country.
    • On 17.07.2016: Maximum temperatures were appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at isolated places over Telangana; above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at most places over Kerala; at many places over Vidarbha; at a few places over North Interior Karnataka and at isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, Konkan & Goa and Marathwada. They were markedly below normal (5.0°C or less) at a few places over Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Uttar Pradesh; appreciably below normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at many places over Punjab and East Uttar Pradesh; at a few places over rest Uttarakhand, rest West Uttar Pradesh and West Madhya Pradesh; at isolated places over rest Himachal Pradesh and Bihar; below normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at many places over Jammu & Kashmir and East Rajasthan; at a few places over East Madhya Pradesh and Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim and at isolated places over Assam & Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh & Tamilnadu and near normal over rest of the country.

    Weather Warning during next 5 days 

    • 18 July (Day 1 ): Heavy to very heavy rain very likely at a few places with extremely heavy  falls at isolated places over Assam & Meghalaya; heavy to very heavy at isolated places over Bihar, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim; heavy at isolated places over Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Konkan & Goa, Coastal Karnataka and interior Tamilnadu & Puducherry.
    • 19 July (Day 2):  Heavy to very heavy rain very likely at a few places with extremely heavy falls at isolated places over Assam & Meghalaya; heavy to very heavy at a few places over Bihar, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim; heavy to very heavy at isolated places over Arunachal Pradesh; heavy at isolated places over East Uttar Pradesh and Coastal Karnataka.
    • 20 July (Day 3): Heavy to very heavy rain very likely at a few places Bihar, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim and isolated places over Assam & Meghalaya; heavy at isolated places over East Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh and Coastal Karnataka.
    • 21 July (Day 4): Heavy to very heavy rain very likely at a few places Bihar, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim and isolated places over East Uttar Pradesh; heavy at isolated places over Uttarakhand, West Uttar Pradesh, East Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Assam & Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Konkan & Goa, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Coastal Karnataka and Kerala.
    • 22 July (Day 5): Heavy to very heavy rain very likely at isolated places Bihar, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim; heavy at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Uttar Pradesh, East Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Konkan & Goa, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Coastal Karnataka and Kerala.
    • The weather outlook for the period of seven days i.e. 18 to 25 July 2016 forecasted (Provided by Real-Time Weather Forecasts from NOAA/NCEP collected from http://monsoondata.org/wx2/) rain/thundershower would occur over Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, West Rajasthan, Saurashtra & Kutch, west coast, central India, northwest, Peninsular India and North Eastern States. (Fig. 2).
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Agricultural activities
Gujrat
Weather condition:  
               Light rainfall received in Gujrat state during past few days. The maximum temperature is 0.6°C higher than the normal temperature and minimum temperature is 0.4°C higher than the normal temperature.
Contingency measures:

  • Kharif Crops: sowing/ Germination: Spodoptera litura:-Spray chlorpyrifos 20 EC 25 ml in 10 lit. of water in afternoon Carry out Interculturing in all kharif crops . Kharif Groundnut: germination/growth: White grub - Apply Neem based spray 20 ml (1EC) to 40 ml (0.15 EC).Interculturing and hand weeding operations should be carried out in early sown crop. If needed, gap filling should be done in timely sown crop.
  • Cotton: Mealy bug: Apply 500 gm of Neem arc or 50 ml neem oil or neem based spray 20 ml to 40 ml in 10 lit of water.
  • Paddy: Stem borer: First and second week of July is the best time for paddy transplanting -Apply quinalphos 25 EC 20 ml in 10 lit of water.
  • Green gram: Farmers are advised for timely sowing of improved Apply basal dose of nitrogen @ 20kg/ha and phosphorus @40 kg/ha in furrows before sowing.
  • Vegetable (Kharif): seedling/Growth: Cloudy weather condition is favourable for outbreak of sucking pest. To control them spray dimethoate (40%) or methyl-o-demonate (25%) @ 10 ml in 10 lit. of water.
  • Livestock: Clean animal byres and spray neon insecticide 1 to 1.5ml per lit. of water for control ecto parasites in animal house. Due to chances of rainfall keep animals indoors during rainfall. Vaccinate animals against FMD and BQ to avoid disease outbreak during ensuing monsoon season. Provide 6-8 kg good quality dry roughage with 15-20 kg green fodder to the animals. Keep fodder in safe place to avoid spoilage due to rainfall. Keep animal shed hygienic and clean to avoid flies and mosquitoes.


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

Updated on 18-07-2016 05:35 PM

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