The planted rice in September (dry season rice) is entering into the grain mature stage. It is about 0.8 million hectare and the growing condition is good.
On the other hand, the rice which was planted in October (wet season rice) is entering into the grain filling stage and the rice planted in November is entering into the generative phase or the young panicle forming stage with good growing condition. The planted area is drastically lowered than the previous year due to the effect of long drought season or the monsoon delayed as El Nino effect.
The yield in this planted wet season rice is estimated to be the highest of the year and it is higher than the previous year due to the good combination of sufficiency of irrigation and sunlight.The rainy season started widely in the early of November to December with moderate to high level of precipitations.
Ms. Takariyana Heni Astuti
Statistician at Center for Agricultural Data and Information,
Ministry of Agriculture
Dry season rice planted in December - January is in the tillering stage - young panicle forming stage. A drop of around 4 percent in planted area has been noted because of unrealized or lesser plantings due to insufficient rainfall and late release of irrigation water in southwestern regions. Damaged areas caused by typhoon in northern regions also contributed in the decreased in planted area.
For now, the crop growing condition of dry season rice is fair. The country's weather bureau is expecting a dry spell starting next month although, southern regions were already experiencing drought this month. High precipitation was noted in northern regions especially in Central Luzon and Cordillera Regions.
Nelson Carolino Lagniton
Philippine Statistics Authority
Bureau of Agricultural Statistics
Thailand wet season rice is almost harvested except some area in Southern region. The yield of wet season rice is poor due to drought during growing period occurred notably in tillering stage.
The dry season rice is in the tillering stage. The planted area is expected to be decreased compare to last year due to the lack of water for the cultivation so there are only farmers who have enough water resources like those in the area near by natural water sources or having groundwater well to grow their plants. The growing condition estimates poor by shortage of water supply to the field. There is rainfall in some area, but still not enough to fill the paddy field. Moreover, there are some pest and disease outbreak in some area in the Central region.
Ms. Chidchanok Lekkao
at Office of Agricultural Economics,
Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
This month to next two months is going to enter into pre-harvest winter-spring rice season in the North and the South.
The harvesting of the summer-autumn season rice (wet season rice) in a whole country is over with 3.04 million ha. The average yield of the season rice in a whole country is about 5.18 tons/ha, slightly higher than last year due to the gradual rainfall during in the last two months of the season.
The autumn-winter season rice (wet reason rice) in a whole country is in the harvesting time with 0.68 million ha. The total output is 3.6 million tons. The yield of the season rice is 5.23 tons/ha, 9.3% higher than last year due to good weather condition during growing period).
Ms. Ta Kim Cuc
Staff at Analysis and Forecasting Division
at Center for Informatics and Statistics,
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development