Agromet bulletin for farmers

Port Blair
26 Dec 2017

The Central Island Agricultural Research Institute has released the agromet bulletin for farmers for the period from Dec 27 to 31, 2017. In the bulletin, CIARI forecast partly cloudy weather with moderate to heavy rainfall in the next five days. In South Andaman 180 mm of rainfall, in North and Middle Andaman 95 mm of rainfall and in Nicobar Island 75 mm of rainfall is expected during this period. The maximum temperature will be 29 to 32 degree centigrade with minimum temperature of 22 to 25 degree centigrade, whereas the maximum and minimum relative humidity is expected to be in the range of 71 to 84 % and 64 to 75 %, respectively in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Wind speed of 4 to 31 kmph is expected from North Easterly direction.
Farmers in South Andaman have been advised to take all the harvested rice from field to nearby shelter to avoid losses, as moderate to heavy rainfall is expected during next five days, harvest the mature vegetable and take it to the nearby market as good amount of rainfall is expected, avoid pesticides and fertilizers application to the vegetable field during next five days and keep the goat under dry clean shelter to avoid pneumonia or breathing problem. In Nicobar, farmers have been advised to avoid fertilizer application to the vegetable field during next five days and keep goat under dry clean shelter to avoid pneumonia or breathing problem.