Chandigarh, November 12, 2017: The Integrated Agromet Advisory Service Unit of Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar has predicted the possibility of dry weather and fall in temperature up to November 13. Thereafter, weather may change due to western disturbances and scattered rain may occur at isolated places on November 14.
While stating this today, a spokesman of the University said that the maximum temperature would be between 25 and 28 degrees Celsius and minimum between 12 and 14 degrees Celsius. The average wind speed would range from four to eight kilometers per hour.
He said that in view of the possibility of dry weather and favorable temperature, farmers were advised to start sowing wheat with recommended timely sowing varieties like WH 283, WH 542, DBW 17, WH 711 and WH 1105. Before sowing, seeds should be treated with Bavistin or Vitavex 2.0 g per Kg of seed. Farmers are advised to keep in mind changing weather before the sowing.
He said that farmers sowing barley were advised to start sowing with recommended varieties BH 393, BH 902, BH885 and BH 986. Before sowing, seeds should be treated with Bavistin or Vitavex 2.0 g per Kg of seed. He said that in case of mustard and Raya, farmers are advised to do thinning and weeding in the timely sown mustard crop. The farmers are also advised to complete the picking of cotton crop thereafter wheat crop may be sown in the field timely.
Due to the possibility of variable weather, farmers are advised complete the harvesting and threshing of paddy crop. Farmers are advised not to burn the residue of the crop after harvesting, it should be burring the field. Before marketing, the paddy growers are advised to dry properly in open sunlight for sufficient moisture level.
He said that farmers are advised for the sowing of oat and Berseem fodder crop with recommended certified seeds and Berseem varieties Hisar Berseem 1 and Hisar Berseem 2.
The farmers keeping livestock have also been advised to keep their animals under sheds and clean around to control fly and mosquito in cattle sheds. They are advised to give them 50 grams of iodized salt and 50 to 100 grams mineral mixture daily with feed and green fodder to their animals to keep them healthy, he added.