Frost Effect In Haryana: It is still freezing cold in many parts of the country. However, in some states, there has definitely been a softening of the weather for the last few days. Experts say that now is the month of January. Farmer brothers, don’t think that winter has passed. Be alert to protect crops. Keep making necessary arrangements. At the same time, in the states where the effect of frost is still there. There its clear effect is being seen on the crops. Crops have started dying due to frost.
Damage to tomato, brinjal, peas in Haryana
In Haryana’s Rohtak, the effect of continuous frost is being seen on the crops. In Kanina alone, there is a possibility of 60 to 90 percent damage to the tomato crop grown on about 52 acres. There was severe frost here from 15 to 18 January. Its effect is now visible on potato, peas, tomato, brinjal and vine vegetables. These vegetables are drying up slowly. Apart from this, about 300 acres of potato, tomato, peas crops in Hisar have been affected by frost. Farmers have demanded relief from the state government. Farmers say that due to frost, the development of pea and tomato crop has stopped. Due to this, there will be a huge decline in the yield of tomato crop.
Only wheat crop is benefited
Experts say that the benefit of more winter is usually for the wheat crop only. Wheat crop develops rapidly in this season. On the other hand, if winter is normal then it proves beneficial for everyone including mustard, peas, tomatoes, potatoes. There is a bumper yield in this season. But when there is more frost then vegetable and horticulture crops suffer more damage.
Farmers should protect like this
Low tunnel, shade net, reeds can be used to protect the crops from frost. Light irrigation should be given to crops and vegetables. Smoke at night on the north-west side of the field. Spray concentrated sulfuric acid 0.1 percent i.e. 1 ml in 1 liter of water, apart from this, make a solution of soluble sulfur 0.2 percent in 2 grams per liter of water or thiourea 500 ppm in 0.5 grams per liter of water. If the frost is for a long time, spraying should be done every 15 days.
Disclaimer: Some of the information given in the news is based on media reports. Farmer brothers, before implementing any suggestion, do consult the concerned expert.