Seasonal low lies over Northwest Balochistan, and a shallow trough of westerly wave still persist over Kashmir and its adjoining areas. Monsoon currents of light to moderate intensity are continuously penetrating in upper and central parts of the country.
Advises for Crops:
Cotton/Sugarcane: Farmers of cotton belt are advised to manage irrigation practices as per prediction of monsoon rains during the week. General Information: Farmers of rainfed areas, obtaining crop water through tube wells are advised to schedule the irrigation according to the expected weather mentioned above during the week.
It is advised to ensure field sanitation and spray prophylactic fungicidal sprays to prevent spread of diseases on vegetables, as there is forecast for light to moderate rainfall during the week. Also farmers are advised to keep control on post-harvesting losses due to pests/insects & hot/moist monsoon season.
Crop Situation for major agricultural plains (based on data from Regional Agromet Centres) Potohar Region (Rawalpindi)
Presently only one crop (rainfed conditions) is grown in the fields as detailed below.
Maize: Good condition at Emergence stage.
Central Punjab (Faisalabad)
There are two crops (irrigated conditions) grown in the fields as detailed below.
Sugarcane: Very Good condition, Tillering stage completed.
Cotton: Very Good condition, Budding stage completed.
Lower Sindh (Tandojam)
Presently only one crop (irrigated conditions) is grown in the fields as detailed below.
Northern Balochistan (Quetta)
Presently no crop is grown in the fields.
Eastern Balochistan (Usta Muhammad)
Presently one crop (Irrigated conditions) is grown at the station as detailed below:
Rice: Good condition at Third Leaf stage.
NATIONAL AGROMET CENTRE
PAKISTAN METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT
SECTOR H-8/2, ISLAMABAD
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