Jammu & Kashmir
Dry weather prevailed in Jammu region of Jammu & Kashmir state during past few days. Both maximum and minimum temperatures remained normal and ranged from 31.0 to 33.6 °C and 15.7 to 16.4 °C, respectively.
- Harvest semi-fine rice cultivars which have attained maturity as early as possible to vacate the fields for land preparation and timely sowing of succeeding rabi crops. Do not drain out water from field at milking stage. Farmers may go for sowing of Pea (var., AP-1, Bonnevillea, Rachna and Arkel); Chickpea (var., K-468, Gourav); Lentil ( var., L-4147, L-9/12,PL-406). Seed should be treated with fungicides (Captan or Thiram) @ 2.0 gm/ kg of seed as well as with crop-specific Rhizobium culture. Top dress one month old crop with Urea i.e. (@10 kg/ha under unirrigated and @15kg/ha under irrigated condition).
- Farmers may go for thinning and hoeing in 15-20 days old crop to provide proper spacing. Use yellow sticky traps (5/kanal) for mustard aphid. Farmers may go for sowing of mustard (Pusa Bold, RSPR-01, RSPR-03, Kranti). Treat the seed with captan or thiram @ 3g/kg seed before sowing for management of alternaria blight, white rust and downy mildew.
- Sowing of berseem (Vardan, mascavi, pusa giant, BL-1) may be taken up. Apply 25 tonnes/ha of FYM one week before sowing during preparatory tillage. Pinching and deshooting of unwanted shoots at regular interval is recommended. Spray bavistin or DM-45 @ 1gm/lt or 2gm/lt respectively to keep away fungal diseases. Transplant all cole crops (knol khol, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli) without any delay. Irrigate the plants, if required.
- Remove the water sprouts. Keep the orchard area clean. Remove alkathene from graft/bud union. Cultivate the land between plants.
(Source:Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, CRIDA, Hyderabad )
Updated on 24-10-2016 05:35 PM
Weather Based Agro Advisory 2014