Mix 1 liter of concentrated sulfuric acid in 1000 liters of water and sprinkle the solution on the crops.
Frost freezes water in plant cells and damages the cell wall
Jaipur. In Rajasthan’s Bikaner, Jodhpur, Ajmer, Jaipur and Bharatpur divisions, cold wave and extreme cold wave may continue for the next three to four days. Due to this, there is a strong possibility of a situation like ground frost in the morning. That is, in the fields or Rabi Crops, there can be a situation of freezing of snow on the leaves in the morning. According to the Meteorological Department, in view of the drop in temperature for the next three-four days, there is a possibility of frost damage to the crops. There is a possibility of damage to the crops of mustard, peas, gram and vegetables due to frost.
The minimum temperature has been recorded less than zero degree Celsius in Sikar and Churu districts of the state. This phase of cold wave will continue in the state for the next four-five days. Still, there is a strong possibility of the minimum temperature in some areas of the state to be lower by 2-3 degrees. Especially the effect of cold wave will be seen in Churu, Sikar, Hanumangarh, Jhunjhunu and surrounding districts.
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New Western Disturbance will be active after two days
Apart from this, the Meteorological Department has expressed a strong possibility of freezing of snow on the leaves of rabi crops in the fields in the morning. It is specially advised for the farmers to take measures to protect their crop from frost as much as possible. According to the Meteorological Department, a new Western Disturbance will be active from January 17-18 and this will change the cold wind pattern. Along with this, there is a possibility of getting some relief from the cold wave from January 18.
Farmers should protect crops from frost – Kataria
Agriculture Minister Lalchand Kataria has given a high alert to the department that all possible measures should be taken to protect the crops of the farmers in view of frostbite. In the winter season, the day when cold wind is blowing before noon and the air temperature starts to drop very low. If the wind suddenly stops blowing after noon, then the possibility of frost increases. Due to freezing of water present in the cells of the plants, the cell wall bursts, due to which the leaves, shoots, flowers and fruits of the plants get damaged.
spray soluble sulfur solution
According to the officials of the agriculture department, farmers should prepare a solution by mixing 0.1% of sulfuric acid i.e. 1 liter of concentrated sulfuric acid in 1000 liters of water and sprinkle it on the crops or sprinkle 0.2% solution of soluble sulfur to protect the crops from frost. can do. In the north-west direction of the field from where the cold wave comes, burn the remains of the crops, garbage, grass and smoke. Irrigating the crops in the days of frost also reduces the effect of frost. With such measures, farmers can save their crops from frost damage.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 15, 2023, 16:42 IST