The planted rice on December 2014 (wet season rice) is entering into the grain mature stage. It is about 2.5 million hectare and 4.57% lower than the previous year with a good growing condition. While the rice which is planted on January 2015 is entering into the grain filling stage. It has reached 1.8 million hectares and 8.0% higher than the previous year with the good growing condition. The rice planted on February 2015 is entering into the generative phase or the young panicle forming stage. It has reached 0.8 million hectare and it’s 8.4% higher than previous year.
Although the planted area on this season (October 2014 – February 2015) has decreased 3.4% than the previous year due to the delay of rainy season in all parts of Indonesia and it causes of farmer’s decision to postpone the planting of wet season rice. The yield on this planted season (October to December 2014) is estimated to be the most highest in last year 2014 and it is higher than previous year due to the good combination of the sufficiency of irrigation water and sunlight.
Ms. Takariyana Heni Astuti
at Center for Agricultural Data and Information,
Ministry of Agriculture
Now in Thailand, dry season rice is in the harvesting stage for every region excluding South area. Its production is forecasted to decrease about 43 % due to insufficient of water for cultivation that causes a planted area reduction and poor yield. And the pest outbreaks are identified in many areas. Apart of that, there is some paddy field areas in the lower Northern region were damaged by a cold weather during January 2015.
Ms. Chidchanok Lekkao
at Office of Agricultural Economics,
Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
In the North of Vietnam, this month is the closing stage of sowing for the winter-spring rice (dry season rice). The sown area is 11.1 million ha, accounting for 100.8% of the last year area. The sown area increased mainly in the Central Coast region, however, it decreased in the Red River Delta due to the restructuring of rice to other crops and plants.
In the South of Vietnam, this month is in the harvesting time of winter-spring rice (dry season rice), the harvested area is about 1 million ha. Among them, the Mekong River Delta accounts for 80% of the harvested area. The yield is slightly decreased than that last year due to planting high quality rice varieties with low productivities. The average yield is 7.05 tons/ha.
Ms. Ta Kim Cuc
Staff at Analysis and Forecasting Division
at Center for Informatics and Statistics,
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Dry season rice planted in November – December has been fully harvested. The country experienced the dry spell and its condition is continuing now. About 30 provinces experienced drought incidence. Intense heat and insufficient water supply during reproductive stages (young panicle forming stage – grain filling stage) contributed to the decreased in yield though government efforts were done to minimize the effects such as cloud seeding and providing pumps to farmers.
Generally, the crop growing condition of dry season rice is slightly poor in most parts of the country. Drought incidence is moderate to high in most provinces especially in Central and Southern Regions.
Nelson Carolino Lagniton
Philippine Statistics Authority
Bureau of Agricultural Statistics