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National Agromet Advisory Bulletin, July 21 to 25

National Agromet Advisory Bulletin, 20110721 to 20110725

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      During last week there is well distributed rainfall in most parts of the country and this helps in sowing/transplanting of kharif crops. Good rainfall occurred in many districts of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, East Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Orissa, West Bengal, Kerala, Coastal Karnataka and Telangana during last week.

     Rainfall is also likely to occur during next three days in most parts of the country except in Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalseema, West Rajasthan, Saurashtra and Kutch and Tamil Nadu. In view of this, farmers of these parts of the country are advised to continue sowing of kharif crops.

     Though insignificant rainfall was received in some of the districts in Punjab, Haryana and Jharkhand and a few districts in West Rajasthan, Interior Karnataka and Coastal Andhra Pradesh during last week, agricultural operations have not been affected and crop conditions are reported to be normal. Due to insufficient rainfall in Raylaseema, crops particularly groundnut has been sown in limited area. However, farmers are advised to wait upto 31st July for sowing of crops based on rainfall condition. Realised rainfall for the States of Punjab, Haryana, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh during last few weeks is given in Annexure –I.

      In view of likely occurrence of widespread / fairly widespread rain / thundershowers along west coast and over central India, western Himalayan region, Uttar Pradesh, east Rajasthan, Gujarat region, east and northeastern states, farmers are advised to postpone irrigation, intercultural operation and application of plant protection measures and fertilizers to the already sown crops. Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur over Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh during next 48 hours and over Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal and Orissa during next 24 hours. Farmers in these States are advised to arrange adequate drainage facilities in the already sown crop fields to avoid water stagnation. Weather Forecast map is provided in Annexure – II.

      Due to favourable weather conditions, there are incidences of thrips, blast and brown spot in rice in Chhattisgarh, sucking pests in cotton in Andhra Pradesh, black headed caterpillar in coconut, internode borer and top shoot borer in sugarcane, stem borer in rice and leaf curl virus in tomato in Tamil Nadu, root rot in ginger, stem borer in turmeric, foot rot in pepper and root rot in betel vine in Karnataka and semilooper and Bihar hairy caterpillar in jute in Assam. Farmers are advised to undertake appropriate plant protection measures to control the pests and diseases.

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