The planted rice on July (dry season rice) is entering into the grain mature stage. It is about 0.69 million hectares, it is 8.0% lower than the previous year and the growing condition is good. This is the result of the good combination between the technical guidance and the favourable weather due to the hight temperature and sufficient irrigation.
While the rice which is planted on August (dry season rice) is entering into the grain filling stage. It has reached 0.56 million hectares, It is 2.6% higher than the previous year and the growing condition is good. The yield during this periode (May to August) is good and higher than previous year.
The September rice (dry season rice) planted is entering into the generative phase or the young panicle forming stage. It has reached 0.66 million hectare, it is 1.6% higher than previous year and the growing condition is good. The yield on that periode (September – December) is estimated to be the most highest in year 2014 and it is higher than theprevious year.
The rainy season in Java generally expected to begin from mid-November 2014 but the precipitation is still moderate and below normal. Drought is occurring in Java and Sumatera Island with the rainfall less than nomal but it is still in the low and moderate level and it doesn’t affect on the rice cultivation.
Ms. Takariyana Heni Astuti
at Center for Agricultural Data and Information,
Ministry of Agriculture
The wet season rice is in the time of Grain filling stage in every region. The growing condition is good due to enough rainfall in the previous month together with enough sunshine.
On the other hand, the dry season rice is starting to cultivating in some areas which the natural water resource cab be reached such as the river bank or ground water.
Ms. Chidchanok Lekkao
at Office of Agricultural Economics,
Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
The summer season (wet season) rice in the North is in the harvesting time. The harvested area is about 0.87 million ha, accounting for 74.3% of planted area which is 99.4% of the last year summer season rice. The summer season rice in the South has transplanted 0.61 million ha, it decreases to 85.6% of the last year due to unfavorable weather and trending of plant restructure to other crops.
The autumn-winter season (wet season) rice in the Mekong River Delta Region is in the final stage of transplanting time. It is estimated at 0.66 million ha and it accounts for 96% of the last year.
Ms. Ta Kim Cuc
Staff at Analysis and Forecasting Division
at Center for Informatics and Statistics,
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development