Agrometeorology - Weather Based Crop Planning And Management

By TamilNadu Agricultural University on 28 Dec 2018 | read
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Crop Planning
WEATHER BASED CROP PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

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DRYLAND

Length of Growing Period

Length of growing period is defined as a period in which the available soil moisture is enough to meet the evapotranspiration requirement of dry land crops and hence the dry land productivity is assured. 
The length of growing period is given as ‘G’ with starting and ending of length of growing period in terms of Meteorological standard weeks.

Length of growing periodCrop Status
Crop failures will occur
Minimum of 14 weeks 
(98 days)
Permit the dry land crop to attain its potential productivity
14 weeksA single dry land crop can be cultivated
14 to 20 weeksSuitable inter cropping system can be cultivated
> 20 weeksLong duration crop / double crop can be cultivated

Agroclimatic Zonewise Crop Planning and Management

Click the Respective Zone for Weather based Crop Planning and Management details

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