The rice which is planted on July (dry season rice) is entering into the grain filling stage. And the planted area decreased by 9.3% due to drought impaction on July. On the other hand, the rice planted on August is entering into the generative phase or the young panicle forming stage. In addition, the planted area reached 0.6 million hectare, and it is increased due to the intensive government program on technical guidance and the development of irrigation networks in rain-fed paddy field. While the yield on this planted dry season rice is estimated to be fair, even the yield is lower than wet season rice due to the water shortage in upland or rain-fed paddy field.
Drought as the impact of El Nino is predicted to hit most of the Southern part of Indonesia until December with below normal precipitations.
Ms. Takariyana Heni Astuti
at Center for Agricultural Data and Information,
Ministry of Agriculture
Most of wet season rice in the Northeastern region where is a main planted region of a wet season rice in Thailand is in the Young Panicle Forming Stage. The growing condition of the wet season rice is poor due to less precipitation and the shortage of cultivation water. The yield is forecasted to decrease due to a poor condition of paddy which has less number of panicles. Moreover, the weed outbreak which effect to rice yield are found in wide areas such as in the Northern, Northeastern and Central Region.
Ms. Chidchanok Lekkao
at Office of Agricultural Economics,
Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
The summer-autumn season rice (wet season rice) in the North is in the time of flowering. In the South, the summer-autumn season rice is in the final-harvesting time with 1.76 million ha, accounting for 91.2% of the sowed area. The average yield of the season rice in the whole country is about 5.4 tons/ha, slightly good than last year due to the good weather condition, however, it was a concern about drought damage.
The autumn-winter season rice (wet reason rice) in Mekong Delta River is in the time of transplanting with 0.61 million ha which is 4% higher than the last year area, although it delayed due to the influence of drought.
Ms. Ta Kim Cuc
Staff at Analysis and Forecasting Division
at Center for Informatics and Statistics,
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Wet season rice planted in April – June crop has been fully harvested. About 657 thousand hectares have been harvested with a yield per hectare of 3.93 metric tons. Yield increased by 0.5% compared to the same period last year. Planted wet season rice for July – September crop is now in the panicle growing stage. Crop damage has been noted in northern regions due to typhoons Kabayan (Mujigae) and Lando (Koppupo) and this may result in lower yield for the affected provinces.
Generally, the crop growing condition of wet season rice is fair to good in most parts of the country. Precipitation index of 150 mm to 300 mm in the first half of this month has been noted in the northeastern part. This serves as good news for some farmers as they have sufficient water after a long drought.
Nelson Carolino Lagniton
Philippine Statistics Authority
Bureau of Agricultural Statistics