The dry spell over southern regions like Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala especially Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, during post monsoon (southwest) season in October has resulted in decrease of the soil moisture affecting the standing crops as well as upcoming rabi crops. After the twin cyclonic systems over Arabian Sea and BOB had caused in delay of onset of the northeast monsoon, it has finally entered the southern peninsular regions. This is indeed a great relief to the farmers.
Let us see how Northeast Monsoon is going to show its effect and Favour the farmers over the regions.
- An upper air Cyclonic Circulation over Comorin Sea is likely to bring widespread rains over southern areas of Tamil Nadu.
- Additionally, trough in Easterlies likely to reach Tamil Nadu coast in couple of days and Widespread rains are expected likely from Thursday over Coastal Tamil Nadu & Chennai.
- Kanchipuram, Chennai, Puducherry, Nagapattinam, Ramanathapuram, Vilattikulam, Kanyakumari etc., are forecasted with widespread moderate-heavy rainfall for next 4-5 days.
- Rains are likely to occur from later tomorrow over Southern regions of Andhra Pradesh, including coastal areas.
- Chittoor, Tirupati, Kadapa, Anantapur, Nellore etc., are likely to receive moderate-heavy rains for next 4-5 days.
- Coastal regions like Vizayanagaram, Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam are also expected with light-moderate rainfall during next 2-3 days.
- Coastal and Southern regions of Kerala like Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Kochi, Thrissur etc., are forecasted with light-moderate widespread rain during next 4-5 days.
- There is a possibility of the trough to get deepened, and could further intensify the rainfall activity. Also, due to the shift in convergence of easterly winds, the interior and surrounding regions are also expected to get equal amounts of rainfall.
- Coastal and South Interior regions of Karnataka like Mangalore, Mysore, Hassan, Bengaluru etc., are expected to get isolated thunderstorms and rain for next 3-4 days.
Advisory to Farmers:
- This time is suitable to start sowing of improved varieties of chickpea like Annigeri-1, GBS-964, JG-11.
- Chances of Sheath blight in paddy is highly possible. Hence, Fasal Salah farmers are advised to apply Hexaconazole @ 2 ml /lit or propiconazole 1 ml /lit/.
- To control pink boll worm in cotton spraying with Profenophos @ 2ml/l and neem oil @ 5 ml/ l of water is recommended.
- Forecasted weather is favourable for leaf folder infestation in paddy. Farmers are advised to spray Chlorantraniliprole 18.5% 150 ml/ha.
- Weather Condition are favourable for Fall army worm infestation in Maize. Farmers of Southern regions are advised to apply neem cake @ 250 kg/ha.
- In Kerala, there are chances for lodging of banana plantation due to heavy winds. Hence it is advised to provide staking for support.