The planted rice on May is entering into the grain mature stage which is planted in South Sulawesi and three main provinces in Java. The total planted area is about 1.38 million hectare and it is 1.5% lower than the previous year. The yield prediction is good.
The planted rice on June is entering into the grain filling stage is about 1.16 million hectare and it is 10.7% higher than the previous year and the growing condition is good. These two mentions are the result of the good combination between the technical guidance and the favorable weather due to the high temperature and sufficient irrigation. It is spread 60% in Java, South Sumatera, and South Sulawesi.
While the rice which is planted on July are entering into the generative phase or the young panicle forming stage and it has reached 0.66 million hectares, and 11.5% lower than the previous year, but the growing condition is good.
The rainfall prediction is mostly moderate to low especially main rice productive area like Java and Sumatera. The dry season is tend to begin in August but the precipitation is still above normal. Drought prediction will be starting to occur on Java Island with the rainfall less than 400 mm but it still has low and moderate level. Since drought is reported occur in some districts but it does not affected on the rice cultivation.
Ms. Takariyana Heni Astuti
at Center for Agricultural Data and Information,
Ministry of Agriculture
Some provinces in Southern region don’t seed wet season rice due to the waiting of water supply, Agricultural. The most of the wet season rice is in the young panicle forming stage and well with normal growth but the heavy rain since June until August made flooding damaged the rice field in the North and North East region and the pest outbreak made some detriment to a rice production. With expected to the whole country planted area of wet season rice, it has decreased compare to the last year due to the changing in government policy along with the price of rice in market is went down . As the result, it causes the farmers respond by growing another crop.
Ms. Chidchanok Lekkao
at Office of Agricultural Economics,
Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
The summer rice season is in the time of transplanting. The planted area of the North of Vietnam is about 1.1 million ha, it accounts for 94.3% of the last year area. The South of Vietnam has planted 0.22 million ha, accounting for 86.3% of the last year area.
The summer-autumn season rice in the northern provinces of the central region is in the time of young panicle forming stage. Southern provinces of the central region are in the starting time of harvesting. Provinces in Mekong River Delta are in the middle time of harvesting. The average yield is about 5.71 tons/ha, 1.1 ton higher than that last year due to the application of higher quality variety.
The autumn-winter season rice in Mekong River Delta region is in the time of transplanting. The planted area is 0.43 million ha, about 30 thousand ha lower than the last year area.