Agromet bulletin for farmers

Port Blair
27 Jul 2018

The Central Island Agricultural Research Institute has released the agromet bulletin for farmers for the period from July 28 to Aug 1, 2018. In the bulletin, CIARI forecast cloudy weather with moderate rainfall in the next five days. In South Andaman, 91 mm of rainfall and in North and Middle Andaman 68 mm and in Nicobar Island 111 mm of rainfall is expected during the period. The maximum temperature will be 30 to 31 degree centigrade with minimum temperature of 25 to 27 degree centigrade, whereas the maximum and minimum relative humidity is expected to be in the range of 80 to 84 % and 75 to 79 %, respectively in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Wind speed of 28 to 39 kmph is expected from SouthWesterly direction.
Farmers in South Andaman have been advised to do weeding in brinjal, okra and chilli grown in upland area and apply vermi-compost or farm yard manure @ 2.5 t/ha, identify the rodent movement track in poultry shed, stores and coconut garden and place rodent trap accordingly and use banana stem and leaf as animal feed and feed milking cow @ 15 to 20 kg per day. In Nicobar, farmers have been advised to collect fallen coconut from the field and make pits at distance of 7.5 m for planting and use banana stem and leaf as animal feed and feed milking cow @ 15 to 20 kg per day.