The planted rice on April is entering into the grain mature stage which is spread across 10 provinces. The total planted area is about 1,34 million hectare and is 4% lower than the previous year as result the high rice cultivation at the beginning of rainy session. In other parts, the planted rice on May in Indonesia are entering into the grain filling stage is about 1,37 million hectare and is 2% lower than the previous year, spread 60% in Java and South Sulawesi. While the rice which is planted on June are entering into the generative phase or the young panicle forming stage and it has reached 1.1 million hectares, and 5,7% higher than the previous year due to the good combination between the technical guidance and favorable weather due to high temperature and sufficient irrigation. The rainfall prediction is mostly moderate to low especially main rice productive area like Java. The dry season is expected to begin in May but the rainfall characteristic is still above normal. Drought prediction for August 2014 will not occur on Java Island. Since drought is reported occur in Aceh Province but it is not affected on the rice cultivation. .
Ms. Takariyana Heni Astuti
at Center for Agricultural Data and Information,
Ministry of Agriculture
Rainy season rice planting almost finished. Overall planted area since May until the end of August, are about 95 percent of the planted area in the country. The number of planted has increased highly in the North and Northeast regions compares to the last month. On the growing stage of rice, recently most of the rice is in the tillering stage and well with normal growth excepting some provinces in the Northeast region, where had a heavy rainfall since June. In addition, some of rice production was suffered some damage from flood.
Ms. Chidchanok Lekkao
at Office of Agricultural Economics,
Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
In the North of Vietnam, it is the time of transplanting for the summer rice season. The planted area of the North of Vietnam is about 1.023 million ha, it accounts for 97.5% of the last year area. The South of Vietnam has planted 1.94 million ha of summer – autumn rice season, it accounts for 97.5% of the last year area. The harvested period in the South is longer than that of last year due to the flood water receded slowly. The harvested area is 0.59 million ha, it accounts for 30.3% of the sown area. In the South of Vietnam, it is in the starting time to sow for the autumn – winter rice season with more than 0.3 million ha, it accounts for only 83% compared to that in the previous year due to farmers in some provinces are afraid of flood and they have used some paddy land for fish production. .
Ms. Ta Kim Cuc
Staff at Analysis and Forecasting Division
at Center for Informatics and Statistics,
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development