The Meteorological department has advised farmers especially those of upper areas to protect their crops from the coming frost season in January in view of further drop of temperature. In its 10 day weather advisory, the department said that moisture stress conditions in rain-fed areas weakened after the good spells of rainfall during the last month.
“Farmers are advised to remove the weeds from standing crops. Removing weeds from standing crops is very important as weeds utilise moisture, which may be utilised by the crop. However, weedicides or manually should be used against weeds and removed all type of weeds from the standing crops,” it advised.