A 90% of rice planted on March is entering the grain mature stage which is spread across 12 provinces including three dominant provinces on Java Island, Central Java, East Java and West Java. The total planted area is 3% lower than the previous year as result the high rice cultivation at the begining of rainy session [January (8%) and February (3%)] for the first four month period in 2014 [January to April].
Other parts of Java Island, the planted rice on April which reaches 56% of the total planted area in Indonesia are entering the grain filling stage. The total planted area is 1% lower than the previous year.
While the rice which is planted on May are entering the generative phase or the young panicle forming stage and it has reached 1.3 million hectares, a 61% spread in South Sulawesi other than the three dominant provinces on Java Island. The planted area in this month is 2% lower than the previous year.
Although the dry season is expected to begin in May, the rainfall characteristic is still above normal, especially in Java Island, Southern of Sumatra and Southern and South Eastern parts of Kalimantan. There is a prediction for July 2014 that the drought will not occur on Java Island.
Ms. Takariyana Heni Astuti
at Center for Agricultural Data and Information,
Ministry of Agriculture
The second rice almost harvested, In conclusion for whole country, the production is decreased from the previous year with the decreased in planted area due to not enough water for cultivation and the decreased in yield due to the cold weather from the end of year 2013 to the begin of year 2014.
For the major rice which is planted from May to the end of July will be about 76 percent of all planted area. The major rice has already planted in the Central, Lower Northern and Northeastern regions; which is about 90, 80, and 70 percent of planted area in each region respectively. In July the farmer could plant a lot of seedlings because it had abundant rainfall from the strong monsoon over the Andaman Sea, Thailand and the Gulf of Thailand. Now the major rice is in the vegetative stage and the growing condition is good.
Ms. Chidchanok Lekkao
at Office of Agricultural Economics,
Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
The North of Vietnam has finished the harvest of the winter-spring season with 3.116 million ha, it increased slightly about 0.3% compared with that of last year. And the rice production of the North of Vietnam is also slightly higher than that of last year due to the good combination between sowing time and favorable weather reason. The South of Vietnam has finished the harvest of winter-spring season rice with 1.954 million ha, it is 6.6 thousands ha higher than that of the last year area. And the rice production is also slightly higher than that of last year due to favorable weather. The South of Vietnam is in the sowing time for summer-autumn season with more than 1.81 million ha.
Ms. Ta Kim Cuc
Staff at Analysis and Forecasting Division
at Center for Informatics and Statistics,
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development