Block Level Experimental Agromet Advisory Bulletin . (CHALAKUDY BLOCK, THRISSUR DISTRICT)


Kerala Agricultural University, Vellanikkara, Thrissur Department of Agricultural Meteorology, College of Horticulture Email: & Block Level Experimental Agromet Advisory Bulletin (Issued jointly by AMFU Thrissur, India Meteorological Department and Department of Agriculture) CHALAKUDY BLOCK, THRISSUR DISTRICT B AAS 31/2018(61), Tuesday 31.07.2018 SIGNIFICANT WEATHER FOR THE PRECEDING WEEK AT VELLANIKKARA: The total rainfall received 112.9 mm. the maximum temperature ranges from 28.4°C to 30.5°C, minimum temperature ranges from 22.3°C to 23.9°C. Morning relative humidity ranges from 95% to 98% and afternoon relative humidity ranges from 70% to 84%. Wind speed ranges from 1.1 to 2.3 km/h. Bright sunshine hours range from 0.0 to 1.9 hours. E v a p o r a t i o n r a n g e s f r o m 1 . 5 t o 3.4 mm. CURRENT SYNOPTIC SITUATION: A cyclonic circulation lies over northwest Bay of Bengal Off Odisha – west Bengal coast and seen between 5.8 &7.6km above mean sea level . Heavy Rainfall warning: Day 1: Heavy to very heavy rainfall is most likely to occur at a few places in Kerala. Day 2: Heavy to very heavy rainfall is most likely to occur at one or two places in Kerala. Day 3: Heavy rainfall is most likely to occur at one or two places in Kerala. WEATHER FORECAST FOR THE NEXT FIVE DAYS: Weather parameters 01.08.2018 02.08.2018 03.08.2018 04.08.2018 05.08.2018 40 15 20 5 10 Rainfall (mm) 28 29 29 29 29 Maximum temperature (°C ) Minimum temperature (°C ) 23 24 24 24 24 8 8 8 7 7 Total cloud cover (octa) 95 95 95 95 95 Maximum Relative Humidity (%) 85 85 85 85 85 Minimum Relative Humidity (%) Wind speed (kmph) 006 006 006 006 006 270 270 270 270 270 Wind direction (deg) Moderate rainfall is expected in Chalakudy Block for coming days. AGRO-METEOROLOGICAL ADVISORIES: Crop Crop stage Pest/ Disease Advisories Due to continuous cloudy condition,there is a chance of leaf folder attack in paddy. Use 2CC trichogramma cards per acre to control leaf folder and stem borer. Cut the cards in to small Leaf folder/ Paddy Panicle initiation Stem borer pieces and fix in different parts of the field in plastic cups. If the attack is severe, spray chlorantraniliprole 3ml per 10 litre of water. Due to continuous rain, there is a chance of Erwinia rot disease in banana. Proper drainage should be ensured. As a precaution, apply lime in the banana basin or bleaching powder in the Banana Bunch emergence Erwinia Rot irrigation channels. To improve the disease resistance, drench stage the basin with Pseudomonas @ 20g per litre of water. Affected plants can be protected by drenching the basin with 3 g copper oxychloride or 2g copper hydroxide per one litre of water. Spraying can be made more effective by adding 6g of streptocycline in 20 litre of spray solution prepared. Vegetables Fruiting stage Aphids There is a chance of aphids in cowpea. Apply 2% neem oil garlic emulsion. (cowpea) Thoroughly wash the udder of the cow and hands of milking person prior to milking. Dip the teats in Animal 1:1000 potassium permanganate solution after milking. (CAADECCS, KVASU, Mannuthy) Husbandry