Severe cold and dense fog have caused worries among farmers

Severe cold and dense fog have caused worries among farmers

Experts, however, said that no crop will be affected except potato. Agricultural scientists say that if there is a in addition fall in temperature, frost will start, which may additionally pose a danger of spoilage for many rabi crops. Also, there have been complaints of sizzling potatoes due to increasing humidity and fog.

Manoj Kumar, Joint Deputy Director of the Central Potato Research Institute-Regional Center Modipuram, Meerut, advised IANS that the temperature has not dropped an awful lot so there is no frost but due to fog and the absence of daylight there is humidity in the atmosphere, which has extended the chance of a late blight in potatoes. The institute comes underneath the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

He stated that complaints of scorching in potatoes have been acquired from Uttar Pradesh and Punjab and an advisory has been issued via the institute.