Depression over Bay of Bengal; Coastal Odisha and West Bengal in for light-moderate rainfall

•The Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “Tej” over West central Arabian sea is very likely to move north-westwards and cross Yemen coast close to Al Ghaidah (Yemen) around early hours of October 24. •Meanwhile, the Deep Depression over westcentral Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify further into a cyclonic storm. It is likely to move nearly northwards, through Coastal Odisha and West Bengal, and reaches Bangladesh around October 25 as a deep depression. •This system is anticipated to bring light-moderate rainfall over coastal Orissa and some parts of West Bengal during 24-25 October. •Maintain about 5-10cm standing water during panicle initiation to flowering stage and drain out excess water from paddy field. •Matured groundnut should be harvested immediately before rainfall. At the time of harvesting pods usually have moisture content around 40-50% and hence need to be dried under direct sunlight for 3 days to bring moisture content below 10% for safe storage. •To control Fruit & Shoot borer in Chilli, Brinjal and Tomato go for spraying with Profenophos @ 400 ml/ac or cypermethrin @ 200 ml/ac. Remova;l of effected plant parts. •A Western Disturbance is seen as a cyclonic circulation over north Pakistan and neighbourhood. •This can cause Light to moderate rainfall at some places over Jammu-Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand during next 1-2 days. •Light to moderate rainfall has been forecast at many places accompanied with thunderstorms, lightning and gusty winds over Tamilnadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala and Mahe for next 1-2 days. •To control wilt in banana, farmers are advised to apply Bacillus subtilis and Trichoderma viride @ 1 kg/acre. or drenching with Bacillus subtilis 5 ml/litre. •In paddy fields, in case of Stem Borer Spray Azadirachtin 0.03% 400 ml (Or) Flubendiamide 20% WG 50g per acre in 200 litres of water; •Thunderstorms with lightning and gusty winds have been forecast over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura during next 1 day.

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