Weather Based Agro Advisory


Monsoon Watch (IMD)

  • The country as a whole received 10% excess rainfall during  1 June to 3 July. The images showing progressive rainfall situation and the latest satellite picture are shown in Fig. 1 & 2.

Significant weather observations (IMD)

  • Coastal Karnataka received good rainfall (17 mm) during last 24 hours.
  • The southwest monsoon was normal over Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, East Madhya Pradesh, Marathwada, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and North Interior Karnataka.
  • Rain/thundershowers has occurred at most places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Gangetic West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Coastal Karnataka; Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Jharkhand, Bihar, East Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Weather Warning during next 5 days (IMD)

  • 04 July : Heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at isolated places over Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Assam & Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.
  • 05 July : Heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at a few places over Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim and at isolated places over Uttarakhand, East Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Assam & Meghalaya.
  • 06 July : Heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at a few places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar and Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim
  • 07 July : Heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at a few places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Bihar and at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh and Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim.
  • The weather outlook for the period of seven days i.e. 03 to 11 July 2015 forecasted  (Provided by Real-Time Weather Forecasts from NOAA/NCEP collected from http://monsoondata.org/wx2/) heavy rainfall along the west coast, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and North eastern states. (Fig. 3).

 

Figure: 1. Latest available satellite picture as on 11th  July 2015 at 0230 Hrs (IST).

Agricultural activities  (AICRPAM-CRIDA)
 
Rajasthan

  • Weeding and hoeing in maize should be done where the maize crop is 15-20 days old. Undertake thinning in maize and keep the plant to plant distance at 20-25 cm.
  • Sowing of maize and sorghum may be avoided after 15 July; instead, sowing of pulses, sesame and cluster bean may be taken up.

Jammu

  • Paddy: farmers can go for the transplanting of early maturing rice varieties (Jaya, RR-8585, IET-1410, Ratna, PC-19) at a rate of 2-3 seedling per hill with a spacing of 20 x 15 cm.
  • Maize: farmers are advised to go for sowing of maize crop (Vivek-25, HM-5 and HQPM-1) with seed rate of 20-30 kg/ha.

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

Updated on 03-07-2015 05:55 PM

Weather Based Agro Advisory 2014