Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2018)
Improvements required in the weather forecast, its verification and its role in plant protection for further conveyance to the farmers
Author(s): Shivani Kothiyal, RK Singh, Himani Padalia and Gaurav Chaturvedi
Abstract: India Meteorological Department (IMD) provides medium range weather forecast for 3-10 days in advance. Verification of forecast has been a very important process in order to detect the changing weather conditions and adaptation of crop to the present weather conditions. There is a need for improvement in the weather forecast provided by IMD and the value addition at the regional level needs to be improved so that the verification process provides with more accurate information thus more accurate services to the farmers by the scientists or the advisory proposed at different SAUs. However, till now the services provided are working in an effective way and a large number of farmers have taken up the benefit of these services but still further improvement is possible. The advisory provides with the farming operations apt for the particular district and weather conditions. The conveyance of the plant protection measures that are to be taken up is done through agromet advisory bulletins (AAB) that are being used by various registered farmers on mkisan portal and those using Kisan Suvidha app launched by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
How to cite this article:
Shivani Kothiyal, RK Singh, Himani Padalia and Gaurav Chaturvedi. Improvements required in the weather forecast, its verification and its role in plant protection for further conveyance to the farmers. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2018; 7(1): 2744-2748.