The planted rice on June is entering into the grain mature stage is about 1.2 million hectare and it is 12.4% higher than the previous year and the growing condition is good. This is the result of the good combination between the technical guidance and the favorable weather due to the high temperature and sufficient irrigation. The planted rice on May and June are spread 60% in Java, South Sumatera, and South Sulawesi.
While the rice which is planted on July are entering into the grain filling stage and it has reached 0.7 million hectares, and 8.4% lower than the previous year, but the growing condition is good. The August rice planted is entering into the generative phase or the young panicle forming stage. It is reach 0.5 hectare and is 0.4% lower than previous year but the growing condition is good.
The dry season is tending to begin in August but the precipitation is still above normal. Drought may appear to occur on Java, Bali and Sumatera Island with the rainfall less than 400 mm but it is still has low and moderate level. And it does not affected on the rice cultivation.
Ms. Takariyana Heni Astuti
at Center for Agricultural Data and Information,
Ministry of Agriculture
In the Northern and Central regions have started the harvesting of major rice (Wet season rice). The number of harvested area increases than the previous month. For the whole country, the cumulative production from August until the end of October, expected to be about 4 million tons of paddy.
The yield condition of major rice is generally good. The rice in the grain filling stage has the fair growth condition for all regions. On the other hand, some areas in the Southern region, the rice growing have slight damage by a shortage of agricultural water.
Ms. Chidchanok Lekkao
at Office of Agricultural Economics,
Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
The summer rice season in the North is in the final time of transplanting. The planted area is about 1.8 million ha which is similar to that of last year. In addition, the summer rice season in the South has finished transplanting and planted 0.5 million ha, accounting for 96% of the last year due to unfavorable weather and trending of plant restructure to other crops.
The summer-autumn rice season in the North is in the time of grain filling stage. The summer-autumn rice season in the South is in the final time of harvesting with 1.8million ha of the summer-autumn rice season, accounting for 93% of planted area which is 99.4% of the last year. And the yield condition is good. The average yield is about 5.81 tons/ha, 1.2 ton higher than that of last year due to the application of higher quality variety mainly.
The autumn-winter rice season in the Mekong River Delta Region is in the time of transplanting with 0.6 million ha, it accounts for 94.1% of the last year.
Ms. Ta Kim Cuc
Staff at Analysis and Forecasting Division
at Center for Informatics and Statistics,
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development