This month is the highest planting season of wet season rice occupying 88% of the total area. The planting seems to be faster than last year due to good field condition. While the early wet season rice is in vegetative to maturing stage and 8% of planted area is harvested. The rain condition is fair for rice growing but it reported some diseases are affected by drought in total area around 15 thousand ha of three province such as Takeo, Kampong Speu and Banteay Meanchey during growing stage.
Generally, the water resource is slightly poor in some area of each province in country.
Mr. Yan Phanna
Official of Statistics Office
Department of Planning and Statistics
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Most of transitional seasons rice (the rice which is planted between rainy season and dry season-May to August) is in good growing condition especially along the north Coast of Java Island, where irrigation is provided throughout the region.
The planted area of dry season rice is about 7.4% decreased due to the water shortages. The yield of this season is estimated the lowest along a year but it will be higher than the last two year due to good combination of sufficient irrigation and enough sunlight. .
The mild-moderate drought was reported in the Northern part of Sumatera and Java but it might not cause damage to rice growing.
Ms. Takariyana Heni Astuti
Statistician at Center for Agricultural Data and Information,
Ministry of Agriculture
The upland rice is in Tillering stage and young panicle forming stage. The weather is quite good, the rain came normally and enough compare to the last year, the total planted area of upland rice is around at 82 thousand ha.
There are some pests (grasshoppers and rat) outbreaks seriously in some area of
The low land rice is in Tillering stage. The total planted area is around 730 thousand ha and there is also damage area by pest outbreak (grasshoppers and rat) but it might cause in limited area.
Mr. Sengphachan Khounthikoummane
Head of Section, Department of Planning and Cooperation,
Ministry of Agriculture and Foresty
Wet season rice planted in May – June was in maturing to harvesting stage. About 79% of the 361 thousand hectares was already harvested. No crop damaged was reported. Planting of wet season rice to be harvested in October and November was also on-going.
Generally, the crop growing condition of wet season rice was good in most parts of the country. Moderate to heavy rains was occasionally experienced from the second half of July until August especially in the northern part of Luzon Island.
Average to above average precipitation was noted in the central and southern regions which was beneficial for planting of wet season rice.
Nelson Carolino Lagniton
Philippine Statistics Authority
Bureau of Agricultural Statistics
According to the effect of strong southwest monsoon and tropical storm, the heavy rain was found in the Northern, the Northeastern, the Eastern and the Southern region which the farmers could cultivate more on wet season rice. Now more than half of wet season rice area is in the Tillering Stage and the growing period is delay because of late of the rainy season and lack of irrigation water. The growing condition in this month is good due to sufficient rainfall.
Ms. Chidchanok Lekkao
at Office of Agricultural Economics,
Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
In the South, the weather in this month is seen as not good for the sown summer-autumn season (wet season rice) rice.
The sown area of the summer-autumn is 1.85 million ha, accounting for 94.8% of the last year area due to drought.
On this month, the harvested area is 0.66 million ha, accounting for 35.7% of the sown area. Among them, the Mekong River Delta region harvested 0.65 million ha, accounts for 40% of the sown area. The average yield for the currently harvested area is estimated at 5.9 tons/ha, about 0.1 tons higher than the total harvested area last year.
Ms. Ta Kim Cuc
Staff at Analysis and Forecasting Division
at Center for Informatics and Statistics,
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development