In an advisory issued on Friday, the institute that capabilities below the Indian Council of Agricultural Analysis (ICAR-IIWBR) requested farmers to additionally commonly examine their wheat crops for the yellow rust illness.
It stated in case of a sudden rise in temperature, farmers ought to use mild irrigation and spray potassium on the wheat plant to scale back the harm. However watering the crops ought to be stopped if there’s sturdy wind, because the crop could fall in any other case, inflicting extra harm.
“We’re seeing that temperature is rising within the wheat rising areas intermittently and is constant for 2 to a few days. To keep away from any harm, now we have issued an advisory prematurely,” ICAR-IIWBR director Gyanendra Singh informed ET. “Farmers who’ve the ability of sprinkler irrigation can irrigate their area with a sprinkler for half-hour within the afternoon in case of an increase in temperature,” he stated.
The federal government in its second advance estimate has projected a document wheat manufacturing of 112.18 million tonnes this season, up 5% from final yr.
Final yr, India’s wheat output had fallen to 106.84 million tonnes from 109.59 million tonnes in 2021 as a consequence of a extreme warmth wave.
Wheat is principally grown in UP, Haryana, Punjab, Maharashtra, Bihar, MP and Chhattisgarh. The crop is harvested in April.
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