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Dos and Don’ts for Heat wave in Agriculture

Heat waves can exacerbate droughts and wildfires, which can lead to negative impacts on the agriculture sector.
Dos:
Apply light and frequent irrigation to the standing crops.
Increase the frequency of irrigation at critical growth stages.
Mulch with crop resid
Dos:

Apply light and frequent irrigation to the standing crops.

Increase the frequency of irrigation at critical growth stages.

Mulch with crop residue, straw, /polythene or undertake soil mulching to
conserve soil moisture.

Irrigate only during the evening or early morning.

Use sprinkler irrigation.

If your area is prone to heat wave
Animal Husbandry

Managing animals in high temperatures requires good forward planning.
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Dos:

Keep animals in shade and give them plenty of clean and cold water to drink.
Do not make them work between 11 am to 4 pm.

Cover the shed roof with straw, paint it white or plaster with dung-mud to
reduce temperature.

Use fans, water spray and foggers in the shed.
Don’ts:

Avoid grazing / feeding of cattle during noon hours.