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Monthly Agrometeorologicals Print PDF

In the coming month of May 2024, the meteorological forecast information indicates that the seasonal rainfall activity is expected to continue most parts of the country. In line with this, in most parts of Belg rain benefiting areas of the country expected good amount and distribution of Moisture. This situation expect to improve moisture requirement of Belg crops found at different phases of growth, perennial plants, pasture and drinking water availability in pastoral and agro pastoral areas and the anticipated better moisture distribution towards the western half of the country would favour sowing activities of cereal crops like maize and sorghum and land preparation for the coming Meher season as well. However, the expected heavy fall over some areas of the aforementioned areas would have a negative impact on crop fields’ particularly over low-lying areas Thus, proper attention should be undertaken to minimize the risk in areas where there is no proper drainage system and low-lying areas making furrow and channel in order to reduce the effect of excess rain. Moreover, in areas where moist and warm condition with erratic rainfall is anticipated there would be a possibility of pest outbreak since the expected weather condition is favourable for the event. Thus, attention should be given for sensitive areas by continuous monitoring farm fields ahead of time to control the possible risk below economic threshold level.

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