The planted rice on November 2014 (wet season rice) is entering into the grain mature stage. It is about 1.4 million hectare and 9.9% lower than the previous year with a good growing condition. While the rice which is planted on December 2014 is entering into the grain filling stage. It has reached 2.5 million hectares and 4.6% lower than the previous year with good growing condition. The rice planted on January 2015 is entering into the generative phase or the young panicle forming stage. It has reached 1.7 million hectare and it’s 7.1% higher than previous year.
Although the planted area on this season (September - December) has decreased 7.2% than the previous year due to the delay of rainy season (The rainy session mostly started on December in especially in Java) in all part of Indonesia and it cause of farmer’s decision to postpone the planting of wet season rice.
The precipitation on March is moderate in Sumatera to high in most part of Java, Kalimantan, and Sulawesi and in Easter part of Indonesia. Flood reported in some part with small effect of damages.
Ms. Takariyana Heni Astuti
at Center for Agricultural Data and Information,
Ministry of Agriculture
The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives has announced for farmers the suspension of rice cultivation especially in the central regions due to lack of dam water. Thereby the planted area of dry season rice down 41% from previous year. The farmers reduce their rice planted area by fallowing field or changing to less water plants such as legumes, maize, sweet corn etc. Now most of dry season rice is in the flowering stage and in some areas began to harvest. Yield is expected to decline from a last year. The growing condition is poor due to insufficient water for cultivation and the pest outbreaks. And some area in the lower Northern region occurred the grain atrophy due to non-pollination by cold weather during January 2015.
Ms. Chidchanok Lekkao
at Office of Agricultural Economics,
Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
This month is the closing stage of sowing for the winter-spring rice season in the South and the North of Vietnam. In the South of Vietnam, the sowing area is 1.94 million ha, approximately equal to the last year area. (In which) (please use other words, I cannot understand, among them? on the other hand? ), the Mekong River Delta sowed 1.56 million ha, accounting for 99.6% of the last year area. In the North of Vietnam, the sowing area is 788 thousand ha, accounting for 101,5% of the last year area. The sowing time of this year in the Red River watershed area (North) is earlier than last year because the weather is warm and irrigation water is enough.
Ms. Ta Kim Cuc
Staff at Analysis and Forecasting Division
at Center for Informatics and Statistics,
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Dry season rice planted in November – December is now in harvesting stage. The harvested area is around 334 thousand hectares, accounting for about 29% of the planted area and produced about 1.269 million tons. Yield slightly decreased due to the adverse effects of typhoon, incidence of stem borer and rice black bug (pest) and lodging caused by strong winds in the South Regions, and intense heat and insufficient water supply during reproductive stages in some provinces in the Northern Regions.
Generally, the crop growing condition of dry season rice is fair to slightly poor in most parts of the country. Drought incidence is now starting in some regions.
Nelson Carolino Lagniton
Philippine Statistics Authority
Bureau of Agricultural Statistics