Weather Based Agro Advisory


Monsoon Watch (IMD)

  • The country as a whole received 4 % deficit rainfall during  1 June to 27 July.
  • The images showing progressive rainfall situation and the latest satellite picture are shown in Fig. 1 & 2.

Significant weather observations (IMD)

  • Gujarat region received heavy rainfall (71 mm) during last 24 hours.
  • The southwest monsoon has been vigorous over West Rajasthan and Gujarat state; active over East Rajasthan, West Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal.
  • Rain/thundershowers occurred at most places over Rajasthan, Gujarat, West Madhya Pradesh, Konkan & Goa, Coastal Karnataka, Madhya Maharashtra and Gangetic West Bengal; at many places over Himachal Pradesh, Odisha and Jharkhand; at a few places over Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Interior Karnataka, Kerala, Tamilnadu & Pudducherry, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura and Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim.

Weather Warning during next 5 days (IMD)

  • 29 July: Heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at a few places with isolated extremely heavy falls over Gujarat region and Saurashtra & Kutch, Konkan & Goa.
  • 30 July : Heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at a few places over Gujarat region, Saurashtra & Kutch, Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal.
  • 31 July : Heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at a few places over Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal.
  • 01 August :  Heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at a few places over Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal.
  • The weather outlook for the period of seven days i.e. 28 July to 05 August 2015 forecasted  (Provided by Real-Time Weather Forecasts from NOAA/NCEP collected from http://monsoondata.org/wx2/) heavy rainfall along the west coast, Gujarat region, Saurashtra & Kutch and Konkan & Goa, south Rajasthan, Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha, Jammu & Kashmir, West Madhya Pradesh, Madhya Maharashtra and North eastern states. (Fig. 3).

Agricultural activities  (AICRPAM-CRIDA)
 
Maharashtra
      Madhya Maharashtra

  • Remaining kharif sowing in rainfall deficit areas should be undertaken only upon receipt of sufficient rains.
  • Apply protective irrigation during morning/evening hours for stressed crops/orchards in rainfall deficit areas. Otherwise undertake light hoeing to create soil mulch to conserve profile soil moisture.
  • Fodder crops: Thin out excess and weak seedlings by removing alternate rows as the moisture stress is severe. Open conservation furrow after two rows in wider spaced crops and after every 8th row in narrow spaced crops.

      Vidarbha

  • Remaining kharif sowing in rainfall deficit areas should be undertaken only upon receipt of sufficient rains.
  • Upon sufficient rains, unsown/delayed sowing areas can still be accommodated with

Pigeonpea: AKT 8811 and Vipula with 60x30 cm spacing; PKV- Tara and BSMR-736 with 90x20 spacing
Intercropping systems include pigeon pea + soybean (1:2 / 2:4), sunflower + pigeon pea (2:1), or in soybean after every 6 or 9 rows one row of pigeon pea may be sown.
Alternative crops include pearlmillet (PKV Raj Shradha, Saburi), sesame (AKT64),sunflower(PKV SF-9, PKVSH-27, KBSH-1) and castor (AKC-1, GCH-4,5,6 & DCH-117).

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

Updated on 28-07-2015 05:45 PM

Weather Based Agro Advisory 2014