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Weekly Bulletin No. 7/2017

14th August 2017

 

All India Coordinated Research Project on Agrometeorology (AICRPAM) ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture Santoshnagar, Hyderabad-500059

 

Status of monsoon, Progress in kharif Sowing and Agromet Advisories for some

Deficit/Excess rainfall Areas

 

1. Status of southwest monsoon

During 1 June – 13 August, country as a whole received 554 mm rainfall, which is 3% deficit compared to the normal rainfall of the country for the same period (572 mm). Districts which received rainfall less than 50% of normal during 1 June – 13 August  were identified and depicted in Figure 1,  Table 2 & 3.

 

2. Progress  in  kharif  sowing  (Source:  Press  Information  Bureau  and  Ministry  of

Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Govt. of India)

 

 

The total sown area of major crops as on 11th  August, 2017 (as per reports received from states), stands at 943 lakh hectare as compared to 937 lakh hectare, as on this date last year (Table 1).

 

Table 1: Progress in kharif sowing in India as on 11th August 2017 (Area in  Lakh hectare)

 

Crop

Area sown in 2017

Area sown in 2016

Per cent change

Rice

320.29

314.01

2

Pulses

127.48

129.59

-2

Coarse Cereals

167.50

169.98

-1

Oilseeds

154.29

171.15

-10

Sugarcane

49.73

45.64

9

Jute & Mesta

7.05

7.56

-7

Cotton

117.11

99.03

18

Total

943.45

936.95

1

 

3. Agromet Advisories Deficit Raifall Areas Kerala

The state as a whole has received 1136 mm rainfall so far during the season, which is 28%

deficit compared to the normal rainfall during the season.

• Vegetables: For cercospora disease in cowpea, spraying of Mancozeb(4g/L) or Carbendazim (1 gm / L) can be done. For cowpea stem borer, apply Fame 2 @ 0.1 ml/L. For controlling fruit and shoot borer in bhindi and brinjal, remove all drooping shoots and damaged fruits. Spray Coragen 2 ml/ L. For downey mildew, apply Mancozeb 3 ml/L.


•  Paddy: There are chances of occurrence of stem borer in paddy. Place 10 pieces of 2 CC trichocards in different corners of field under leaf. In severe condition, apply Flubendamide @ 2 ml/10 L.

•  Coconut: As rainfall is forecasted during next two weeks, there is a chance for incidence of bud rot. Perforated Mancozeb sachet (5 gm)- 3 no.s can be hung around spindle leaves as a prophylactic measure for bud rot.

•  Banana: There is a chance of sigatoka disease incidence in banana. As a precaution, Spray Pseudomonas 20g/L. In case of severe attack spray 1 g Bavistin by mixing it with gum in 1 litre of water on lower surface of leaf.

 

Karnataka

The rainfall received from 1st  Jun to 10th  August over north interior Karnataka is 236 mm

against the normal of 292 which is 19% deficit. South interior Karnataka received 295 mm rainfall against the normal of 434 mm, which is 32% deficit. Coastal Karnataka is also under deficit rainfall condition (-23%).

 

South Interior Karnataka

 

Above normal rainfall is forecasted over south interior Karnataka for next two weeks as per the extended range weather forecast provided by IMD.

 

The following crops are suggested for sowing in this month(August), after the receipt of soaking rain

•  Medium to short duration crops like ragi (Indaf-5, 9, HR-911, GPU-26, 28, 45 & 48, PR-

202,  ML-365),  maize  (Ganga,  Deccan,  Vijaya  composite  and  Composite  NAC), groundnut (JL-24, KCG-2, GBBD-4), cowpea (KBC-1, TVX-944 and PKB-4 for vegetable purpose)

•  Postpone sowing operation until soaking/sufficient rainfall is received.

•  Wherever  the  long  duration  crops  like  red  gram,  and  castor  were  sown,  undertake earthing up operation in addition to the above agronomic measures.

•  Since there was  deficit rainfall during last two months, make use of farm pond water for protective irrigation

 

Maharashtra

 

Rainfall received in major meteorological sub-divisions of the state are as follows:

 

Vidarbha – 442 mm (29% deficit); Marathwada – 281 mm (31% deficit); Madhya

Maharashtra- 494 mm (3% surplus) and Konkan- 2091 mm (5% deficit)

 

Vidarbha

• In unsown areas, if rainfall sufficient for sowing is received, following crops/crop varieties/intercropping  (as  mentioned  below)  can  be  sown  in  the  western/central Vidarbha districts (Akola, Buldana, Amravati, Washim, Yavatmal, Wardha, Nagpur)

 

9 Pigeonpea PKV- Tara, BSMR-736 ,Asha (ICPL 87119) and C-11 with 60x20 cm spacing.

9 Alternative crops include pearlmillet,   sesame, sunflower   and castor or   intercropping systems include pearlmillet+pigeonpea(2:1 or 4:2), sunflower + pigeonpea (2:1).


•  Application of protective irrigation (sprinkler) is advisable in areas where crops are under moisture   stress   due   to   subdued   rainfall   activity   causing   midday   wilting symptoms, particularly in shallow soils.

•  Foliar spray of 2% KNO3 (potassium nitrate) is advisable in soybean crop.

•  With  prevailing  rainless  weather,  undertake  timely  weeding/hoeing  in  earlier  sown kharif crops.

 

Marathwada

 

•  Soybean: Take a foliar spray of 2% KNO3 in soybean crop. To control attack of girdle bettle in soybean crop, spray of Thiamethoxam 12.6 % + Lambda – cyhalothrin 9.5 % @

2.5 ml per 10 liter of water is recommended.

 

•  Vegetables: To control attack of sucking pests in chilli, spray Fenpropathrin 30 % @ 3.5 ml or Fipronial 5 % @ 20 ml per 10 liter of water. Irrigate the vegetable crops wherever wilting symptoms appear.

 

Excess rainfall areas

 

Gujarat

 

 

Gujarat region has received 772 mm (27% surplus) and Saurashtra & Kutch region has received 464 mm (38% surplus) rainfall so far duirng the season.

 

•  Sowing  of  Castor  is  advised  with  hybrid  varieties  GAUCH-2,  GCH-4  and  GCH-7 wherever sufficient moisture is available.

•  If the first crop failed due to flood or water logging condition, following crops can be considered for sowing.

 

9 Bajra: GHB-538, GHB-719, GHB-757

9 Sesame: Sesamum Guj-1, 2, 10

9 Sunflower: Modern, EC-68414, Guj sunflower-1,

9 Jowar: Jowar grain GJ-35,36,37

9 Green Gram: GM-4, K-851, MEHA

9 Bidi Tobacco: GT-1, 4, 5, 9

 

 

Note: The above is a general overview for the states. However, for further details, district level contingency plans prepared by ICAR-CRIDA [covering all farming situations within the district) and placed in the websites of the Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India (www.agricoop.nic.in) and CRIDA (www.crida.in)] may be referred.

 

 


 

 Table 2: Districts which received more than 50% deficit rainfall compared to normal (1 June to 13 August 2017) (Source: IMD)

 

 

Sub Division

 

 

District

Rainfall during 01-06-2017 to 13-08-

2017

Actual

(mm)

Normal

(mm)

Deviation

(%)

 

Arunachal

Pradesh

Tawang

362

1669.6

-78

Tirap

805.2

1659

-51

West kameng

697.4

1669.6

-58

 

 

 

NMMT

Phek

384

832

-54

Wokha

330

1120.6

-71

Senapati

224

888.6

-75

Thoubal

130

600

-78

Saiha

154

985.2

-84

 

 

East Uttar

Pradesh

Amethi

235.1

505.7

-54

Kanpur dehat

220.7

442.2

-50

Kushinagar

353.5

706.5

-50

Mau

292.6

592.3

-51

West Uttar

Agra

164.3

417.2

-61

 

 
 

 

 

Sub Division

 

 

Pradesh

 

 

District

Rainfall during 01-06-2017 to 13-08-

2017

Actual

(mm)

Normal

(mm)

Deviation

(%)

Auraiya

197.1

412.6

-52

Gautambudhnagar

111

333.4

-67

Ghaziabad

162

374.6

-57

Jalaun

218.5

469.7

-53

Mahamayanagar

168.5

381.7

-56

Muzafarnagar

192

457.4

-58

Pilhibhit

269

588.4

-54

 

 

Har Cha Del

Fatehabad

83.7

182.4

-54

Panchkula

221.4

601.1

-63

North east delhi

200.5

403.9

-50

Punjab

Firozpur

45

223.1

-80

Himachal

Pradesh

 

Lahul&spiti

 

87.1

 

281.5

 

-69

Kerala

Wayanad

885.8

2108.8

-58

 

 


 

 Table 3: Districts which received more than 50% surplus rainfall compared to normal (1 June to 13 August 2017) (Source: IMD)


 

 

Sub Division

 

 

District

Rainfall during 01-06-2017 to 13-08-

2017

Actual

(mm)

Normal

(mm)

Deviation

(%)

 

Arunachal Pradesh

Lower dibang valley

2848.8

699.6

307

Upper subansiri

968.6

513.4

89

 

Assam & Meghalaya

Chirang

2412.9

1570.8

54

East garo hills

2164.7

1154.9

87

 

 

NMMT

Dimapur

911.2

521.1

75

Imphal west

1509.8

687.3

120

Lunglei

2391

1181.6

102

West tripura

1561.3

951.9

64

Gangetic West Bengal

Bankura

1002.4

647.8

55

 

 

Jharkhand

Dumka

1006.6

665.6

51

Purbi singbhumi

1038.9

672.7

54

Ramgarh

1237.3

664.8

86

 

Bihar

Drabhanga

890.6

577.5

54

Rohtas

727.1

484.8

50

Punjab

Kapurthala

461.8

271.3

70

 

 

 

 

Jammu & Kashmir

Bandipore

248

105

136

Baramula

304.4

166.5

83

Ganderwal

240.6

121.3

98

Kargil

43

20.6

109

Pulwama

173.6

91.7

89

Riasi

1549

828.8

87

 

 

 

 

 

Sub Division

 

 

District

Rainfall during 01-06-2017 to 13-08-

2017

Actual

(mm)

Normal

(mm)

Deviation

(%)

 

 

 

West Rajasthan

Barmer

416.4

156.1

167

Jaiselmer

204.9

102.4

100

Jalor

843.3

256

229

Jodhpur

347.1

178.7

94

Pali

703.4

287.2

145

 

 

East Rajasthan

Rajsmand

595.7

319.6

86

Sirohi

1680.8

548.1

207

Udaipur

599.8

371.1

62

 

 

 

Gujarat

Banaskantha

1024.2

368.2

178

Gandhinagar

1000.8

469.3

113

Mahesana

731.7

422.5

73

Patan

804.3

340.5

136

Sabar kantha

785.5

491.2

60

 

Saurashtra & Kutch

Morbi

750.2

350.1

114

Surendranagar

695.9

326.3

113

Chhattisgarh

Kabirdham

892.2

541.5

65

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tamil Nadu & Pondicherry

Ariyalur

289.2

165.9

74

Coimbatore

181.5

95

91

Perambalur

254.3

101.1

152

Ramanathapuram

115.5

60.6

91

Sivaganga

347.8

148.8

134

Teni

106.4

67.4

58

Thanjavur

278.9

138.6

101

Thiruvarur

222.7

130.1

71

Tiruvannamalai

376.2

209

80

Villupuram

266.6

174.1

53

Puduchery

331.9

179.5

85

 



 


 

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