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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(4): 2863-2871
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.326


Forecasts and Agromet Advisory Evaluation
H.S. Shivaramu*, H.S. Padmashri, K.K. Singh, L. Nagesha, M.H. Manjunatha, H.T. Jayasshree and C.M. Munirathna
AICRP on Agrometeorology, UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru-560065, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Regulating the erratic weather on a large scale is beyond human control. It is possible to adapt to or mitigate the ill effects of weather through appropriate Agromet advisories (AAS). The AAS are issued twice in a week, along with weather forecast for next 5 days covering the entire Eastern Dry Zone of Karnataka. Usability calculated for forecasts issued on rainfall, temperature and cloud cover from 2011 to 2016, ranged from 51 to 77 percent. Except for rainfall forecasts, usability of all other parameters is increasing over time. Among 616 AAS issued, 379 AAS recorded direct economic benefit by saving Rs. 37 lakhs. B: C ratio calculated for 5 years recorded were 2.62, 2.61, 2.59 and 2.22 for vegetables, fruits, flowers and field crops respectively. Timely advisories helped the grapes farmers of Patrenahalli and Nayanahalli village, Chikkaballapur district to decide timely irrigation, pruning, weeding, spraying and harvesting etc. These timely practices reduced the labour wages, pesticides costs and also lead to achieve better yield with overall benefits from grape growers alone was Rs.2.41Crores. Double cropping of field bean- horsegram gave benefit of 17.25 lakhs in project area of Kuthanagere micro-watershed even during drought year (2016) with deficit rainfall (-26.2%).


Keywords: Weather forecast, Reliability, Trend, B: C ratio, Partial budgeting and cloud cover
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Shivaramu, H.S., H.S. Padmashri, K.K. Singh, L. Nagesha, M.H. Manjunatha, H.T. Jayasshree and Munirathna, C.M. 2018. Forecasts and Agromet Advisory Evaluation.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(4): 2863-2871. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.326