The planted rice on April 2015 (dry season rice) is entering into the grain mature stage. While the rice which is planted on May is entering into the grain filling stage. The rice planted on June has reached 1.2 million hectare and it is entering into the generative phase or the young panicle forming stage. Since the yield on this planted dry season rice is estimated to be fair, even the yield is lower than wet season rice due to the water shortage in upland or rain-fed paddy field.
The rice planted area on April to June (dry season) tends to increase from last two years due to the intensive government program on technical guidance and the development of irrigation networks in rain-fed paddy field.
Ms. Takariyana Heni Astuti
at Center for Agricultural Data and Information,
Ministry of Agriculture
Wet season rice in Thailand is now in tillering stge. In this year, there are delayed seeding due to late coming of rain and shortage of irrigation water. This delayed condition is noticeable in the North Northeast and Central area. Some farmers had to cultivate paddy field once again due to shortage of rainfall. Paddy growing condition is poor due to not sufficient agricultural water and there is a condition which it does not expect proper number of panicles. Moreover, there are pests and weed outbreak in some area. Farmers fertilize their field late by insufficient water.
Ms. Chidchanok Lekkao
at Office of Agricultural Economics,
Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
In Vietnam, a summer-autumn season rice (wet season rice) is in the last stage of sowing with 2.07 million ha. In the South, the summer-autumn is about 1.92 million ha, accounting for 98.5% of the last year area. The drought caused a delay of sowing date. The drought has occurred to some notable areas including Binh Dinh, Ninh Thuan, Gia Lai, and Quang Tri provinces in the South of Vietnam. And it is noted as the worst drought in the last 40 years. The growing condition is poorer due to lower water for irrigation and higher temperature degrees.
Second type of wet season rice in Vietnam is an autumn-winter season rice and it has a total sown area of 1.17 million ha, accounting for 98% of the last year area. In the North, the autumn-winter season rice has already sown with about 1.0 million ha, accounting for 98% of the last year area. The South has sown only 0.17 million ha. And in Mekong River Delta region (the South of Vietnam), the autumn-winter rice season has sown with 0.33 million ha which is 14.2% higher than the last year area. The growing condition is equally good as last year.
Ms. Ta Kim Cuc
Staff at Analysis and Forecasting Division
at Center for Informatics and Statistics,
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Wet season rice planted for July – September crop is now in the generative phase or the young panicle forming stage. Most of the northern regions were below normal – low rainfall condition. Some fields which are intended to be planted were left in fallow because of delayed and inadequate release of irrigation water due to late onset of rainy season.
For now, the rice growing condition of wet season rice is fair - good in most parts of the country. Surface temperature is about 25 to 35°C has been noted. Drought condition will continue to intensify in some provinces in the coming months based on the forecasts by the weather bureau.
Nelson Carolino Lagniton
Philippine Statistics Authority
Bureau of Agricultural Statistics