Date & Time: 2019-06-20 01:00:36
The Telangana State Agriculture Department, PJTSAU and the Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture reviewed the monsoon’s status and came out with the advisory. They projected that the northern parts of the State are likely to get 50-60 % more rain in August. The southern districts are expected to receive lower than the normal rainfall. For short-duration paddy varieties, growers have till 31 July to sow, while for medium-term varieties they can wait till 10 July. They have been asked to wait till the fields are adequately wet for rainfed crops such as cotton, soya, maize, jowar and pulses,With regard to the cotton crop, the university suggested farmers choose hybrid varieties that give big bolls in irrigated areas. In rainfed areas, they have been advised to use seeds that give medium-size bolls. The farmers are also advised not to grow maize on light soils.