CIARI’s agromet bulletin for farmers

Port Blair
31 Aug 2018

The Central Island Agricultural Research Institute has released the agromet bulletin for farmers for the period from Sept 1 to 5, 2018. In the bulletin, CIARI forecast cloudy weather with moderate rainfall in the next five days. In South Andaman, 85 mm of rainfall and in North and Middle Andaman 99 mm of rainfall and in Nicobar Island 85 mm of rainfall is expected during the period. The maximum temperature will be 29 to 31 oC with minimum temperature of 24 to 25 oC, whereas the maximum and minimum relative humidity is expected to be in the range of 80 to 83 % and 76 to 80 %, respectively in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Wind speed of 18 to 34 kmph is expected from SouthWesterly direction. Farmers in South Andaman have been requested to do hand weeding or use cono weeder in the rice main field for incorporation of weeds in the soil, sow the vegetable seeds of okra @ 8 to 10 kg/ha in sloppy areas in terraces and provide at least 16 hrs light during cloudy weather to poultry and back yard rearing by providing electric bulbs in the shed during night. In Nicobar, farmers have been advised to collect the fallen coconut and arecanut from the garden to avoid germination of nuts in the field itself and provide at least 16 hrs light during cloudy weather to poultry and back yard rearing by providing electric bulbs in the shed during night.