August 01, 2017 08:35 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

The Integrated Agromet Advisory Service Unit of Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar has predicted possibility of light to moderate rain up to August 3 at most places thereafter variable weather.

While stating this today, a spokesman of the University said that the maximum temperature was likely to be between 33 and 36 degrees Celsius and minimum between 24 and 27 degrees Celsius. The average wind speed would range from 6 to 14 kilometres per hour.

He said that in view of the anticipated rains, irrigation could be withheld in next two-three days if possible. Farmers are advised to do manual weeding at 30 to 40 days after transplanting, if needed. They are advised to apply N fertilizers in evening hours and avoid mixing of urea with pesticides. Due to favourable conditions, farmers are advised to keep vigil on root weevil in rice crop and if infestation occurs than the apply 10 kg Karberil 4 G/Sevidal 4 G per acre, if weather remain clear.

Due to possibilities of rain in next two-three days, he said that farmers have been advised to withhold the irrigation. High humidity level may favour insect infestation. They are advised to keep vigil on white fly infestation, if infestation of white fly is above to the economical threshold level (ETL) then spray of one liter Nimbecidine mixed with 250 liter water per acre, when sky remain clear. He said that they are advised to spray 40 ml imidacloprid (Confidor) 200SL mixed with 120-150 liter water per acre to control leafhopper infestation, during clear weather condition. Drain out the rain water if standing in the field.

He said that farmers have also been advised to withhold the hoeing or intercultural operations in guar or bajra crop and irrigation in vegetables or fruits plants in next two-three days. Prevailing high humidity and favourable temperature in the atmosphere would increase the infestation of sucking insect-pest. Farmers are advised to regular monitoring and spraying as per university recommendation when sky remains clear. In existing warm and humid conditions, farmers are advised to keep their animals under well ventilated place and provide clear drinking water and green forage as per requirement. Besides giving them 50 grams of iodised salt and 50 to 100 grams of mineral mixture daily along with feed and green fodder to keep them healthy, he added.

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