Integrated Systems since 1990
www.weathersysbkc.com
KNOWLEDGE-BASED AGRO ADVISORIES:
GOING BEYOND RAINFALL PREDICTION
Dr. ...
Integrated Systems since 1990
•BKC WeatherSys Pvt. Ltd. (formerly known as BK Consimpex Pvt. Ltd.) is one of India’s
first...
Integrated Systems since 1990
A 20 year old Knowledge-based Company
•Turn key solution provider for Solar Monitoring
Syste...
Integrated Systems since 1990
Our CustomersKey Institutional Customers
India Meteorology
Department
Indian Institute of Tr...
Integrated Systems since 1990
Our Customers
Key Corporate Customers
Integrated Systems since 1990
Agriculture and Meteorology in India
District Agromet Advisory Bulletin
30 AMFUs-State Agri....
Integrated Systems since 1990
metGIS
AGRO
Advisory and
Contingency
Planning
based on
Weather
Integrated Systems since 1990
Save Algorithm
metGIS Agro
Run Algorithm
Generate Report
Forecasting Tools:
• Crop Health
• ...
Integrated Systems since 1990
Major Wheat Growing Areas in Uttar Pradesh & Bihar
Integrated Systems since 1990
Weeks
Months
Growth Stages of Wheat
Integrated Systems since 1990
Vegetative Growth
Grain Formation
Maturity
Temperature
Wheat Crop (Irrigated) 2014: Muzaffar...
Integrated Systems since 1990
40 40
Diseases Predicted For 2014 Wheat Crop:
Powdery Mildew, Leaf Blight
Integrated Systems since 1990
Powdery Mildew
• Blumeria graminis f. sp. tritici, causes powdery
mildew of wheat
Symptoms P...
Integrated Systems since 1990
Cause
Helminthosporium leaf blights (HLB) caused by both
Cochliobolus sativus and Pyrenophor...
Integrated Systems since 1990
Major Basmati Rice Growing Areas in Punjab
Integrated Systems since 1990
Basmati Rice Crop (Irrigated) 2013: Amritsar, Punjab
Rainfall
Temperature
Maturity
Actual Ra...
Integrated Systems since 1990
Major Maize Growing Areas in Madhya Pradesh
Integrated Systems since 1990
Vegetative Growth
Cob
Development
Maturity
Temperature
Maize Crop (Irrigated) 2013: Rajgarh,...
Integrated Systems since 1990
Meteogram of Begusari (Bihar) of 16-05-2014
Integrated Systems since 1990
metGIS
AGRO
Advisory and
Contingency
Planning
based on
Weather
Integrated Systems since 1990
Data
Collection
Analysis
Action
BKC WeatherSys
with Local
Partner
BKC WeatherSys
BKC Weather...
Integrated Systems since 1990
Thank you!
bk@weathersysbkc.com
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IFPRI- CSISA organized a one day high level policy roundtable on Sustainable Intensification in India’s Risk-Prone Ecologies: Investment strategies for productivity growth, resource conservation, and climate risk management” on May 19, 2014 in New Delhi.

This roundtable, brings together a high-level small group of individuals from the corporate, government, and research sectors to address one of India’s most urgent challenges to food security and economic growth—how to encourage private sector investment in accelerating productivity growth in India’s risk-prone ecologies while simultaneously conserving the environment.

There are solutions already in farmers’ fields and rural markets that respond to these challenges, and this Roundtable will highlight recent advances, for example: innovative financial products and information services for small-scale farmers; diagnostic tools for managing water and soil nutrient scarcity; custom-hired resource-conserving machinery for small farms; crop diversification and high-value marketing strategies; and stress-resistant wheat and rice varieties. But the search for solutions is far from complete. This Roundtable is meant to engage participants in a rapid-fire discussion of recent technical solutions in Indian agriculture, the prospects for policy change, and corporate outlooks for the next five years. The purpose is to help public and private sector players to identify common investment strategies, forge partnerships, and chalk out collaborative efforts to effect technological, market, and policy improvements in India’s risk prone ecologies.

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IFPRI -CSISA - Information and Communications Technology for Crop, Weather and Market Advisory services - B K Singh

  1. 1. Integrated Systems since 1990 www.weathersysbkc.com KNOWLEDGE-BASED AGRO ADVISORIES: GOING BEYOND RAINFALL PREDICTION Dr. B. K. Singh BKC WeatherSys Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi, India May 19, 2014 CSISA Roundtable, New Delhii
  2. 2. Integrated Systems since 1990 •BKC WeatherSys Pvt. Ltd. (formerly known as BK Consimpex Pvt. Ltd.) is one of India’s first private sector meteorology and environmental technology companies. •Founded in 1989, BKC WeatherSys provides turn-key technology and service solutions for weather, power, aviation, agriculture and solar energy industries. •Headquartered in a 30,000 sq. ft. facility in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India, BKC WeatherSys employs ~50 engineers, meteorologists and support staff. Introduction
  3. 3. Integrated Systems since 1990 A 20 year old Knowledge-based Company •Turn key solution provider for Solar Monitoring Systems and solar forecasting including module performance Solar Monitoring • Turnkey installations & support of Weather Monitoring Systems and devices including radars & satellite data reception systems , including devices for climate resilient agriculture Weather Monitoring • Customized software for meteorology and development of systems for met data reception, analysis and visualization , including GIS Systems (IMD, IAF, Navy, DRDO) Software Development • Customized Operational Weather Data to print, electronics and end users in Energy, Oil & Agro sectors. (Spun-off in 2011 as Skymet Pvt. Ltd). Weather Forecasting ISO 9001:2008 Certified by DNV and NABCB (QMS 001) for Design, Development, Supply & Installation of IT Enabled Turn Key Solutions including software related to Meteorological & Environmental requirements Core Competencies
  4. 4. Integrated Systems since 1990 Our CustomersKey Institutional Customers India Meteorology Department Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology National Aeronautics and Space Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Indian NavyIndian Air Force Airports Authority of IndiaOil and Natural Gas Corporation IIT Kanpur IIT Bombay IIT Delhi Council of Industrial & Scientific Research Indian Agricultural Research Institute Indian Space Research Organization Space Application Centre National Physical Laboratory Indian Council of Agricultural Research
  5. 5. Integrated Systems since 1990 Our Customers Key Corporate Customers
  6. 6. Integrated Systems since 1990 Agriculture and Meteorology in India District Agromet Advisory Bulletin 30 AMFUs-State Agri. Univs. Farmers State Agromet Advisory Bulletin 22 AAS Units-State Capitals State ACWWG National Agromet Advisory Bulletin India Meteorology Department CWWG, Ministry of Agriculture
  7. 7. Integrated Systems since 1990 metGIS AGRO Advisory and Contingency Planning based on Weather
  8. 8. Integrated Systems since 1990 Save Algorithm metGIS Agro Run Algorithm Generate Report Forecasting Tools: • Crop Health • Pests • Diseases Define Thresholds SMS/AGROMET ADVISORIES Work Flow of metGIS_Agro
  9. 9. Integrated Systems since 1990 Major Wheat Growing Areas in Uttar Pradesh & Bihar
  10. 10. Integrated Systems since 1990 Weeks Months Growth Stages of Wheat
  11. 11. Integrated Systems since 1990 Vegetative Growth Grain Formation Maturity Temperature Wheat Crop (Irrigated) 2014: Muzaffarpur, Bihar Rainfall Germinatio nSowing Flowering Actual Rainfall Ideal Rainfall Actual TempIdeal Temp
  12. 12. Integrated Systems since 1990 40 40 Diseases Predicted For 2014 Wheat Crop: Powdery Mildew, Leaf Blight
  13. 13. Integrated Systems since 1990 Powdery Mildew • Blumeria graminis f. sp. tritici, causes powdery mildew of wheat Symptoms Powdery Mildew • Signs on the foliage of wheat are white, powdery mycelium and conidia, stunting of wheat Cycle • Wheat powdery mildew thrives in cool humid conditions and cloudy weather increases chances of disease. Management • Use of Nitrogen fertilizers, non-host crop rotation, chemical control with fungicides such as triadimefon and propiconazole. Diseases of Wheat: Powdery Mildew
  14. 14. Integrated Systems since 1990 Cause Helminthosporium leaf blights (HLB) caused by both Cochliobolus sativus and Pyrenophora tritici-repentis pathogens resulting disease causes significant yield losses overall 22% to complete failure of crop under severe epidemics, Rice-Wheat Cropping Pattern, increase in inoculum potential associated with this system Symptoms Cause • The small dark brown spots on the leaves contrast with the larger, light brown spots or blotches Management • As pathogens are dynamic, an integrated approach is needed include varieties of resistance sources, disease free seeds, treatment of seeds, proper crop rotation and fertilization, reduce inoculum sources and use of chemicals Diseases of Wheat: Leaf Blight
  15. 15. Integrated Systems since 1990 Major Basmati Rice Growing Areas in Punjab
  16. 16. Integrated Systems since 1990 Basmati Rice Crop (Irrigated) 2013: Amritsar, Punjab Rainfall Temperature Maturity Actual Rainfall Ideal Rainfall Actual TempIdeal Temp
  17. 17. Integrated Systems since 1990 Major Maize Growing Areas in Madhya Pradesh
  18. 18. Integrated Systems since 1990 Vegetative Growth Cob Development Maturity Temperature Maize Crop (Irrigated) 2013: Rajgarh, MP Germination Sowing Silking & Tasselling Rainfall Maturity Actual Rainfall Ideal Rainfall Actual TempIdeal Temp
  19. 19. Integrated Systems since 1990 Meteogram of Begusari (Bihar) of 16-05-2014
  20. 20. Integrated Systems since 1990 metGIS AGRO Advisory and Contingency Planning based on Weather
  21. 21. Integrated Systems since 1990 Data Collection Analysis Action BKC WeatherSys with Local Partner BKC WeatherSys BKC WeatherSys with Local Partner From Decision Support to Farmer: Partnerships are Key
  22. 22. Integrated Systems since 1990 Thank you! bk@weathersysbkc.com

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