10 - Day Regional Agri-Weather Information

DEKAD NO. 14      11 – 20 May 2022

Philippine Agri-Weather Forecast
The weather systems that will likely affect the whole country are the low pressure area, easterlies, intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), and localized thunderstorms.

During the start of the dekad, Mindanao will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to ITCZ while the rest of the archipelago will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. Visayas and Mindanao will continue to experience cloudiness with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms as the low pressure area will likely traverse over the eastern coasts of the country. During the second half of the dekad, extreme Northern Luzon and Ilocos Region will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms brought by frontal system. The rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms.

Winds coming from east to southeast will likely prevail over the whole country throughout the forecast period.

Moderate to rough seas will be experienced over the extreme Northern Luzon during the second part of the dekad while slight to moderate seas will dominate the whole archipelago throughout the forecast period.

ENSO Alert System Status: La Niña Advisory #8
La Niña has slightly strengthened and is likely to continue until June-August 2022 season (59% chance), with a 50-55% of La Niña to continue thereafter
Farm Advisories

Nueva Ecija FCAs receive P142.5 M machineries from RCEF
On 06 May 2022, a total of P 142.5 million-worth of farm machineries were received by 71 farmers cooperatives and association (FCAs) in Nueva Ecija. These farm machineries includes four-wheel tractors, hand tractors, precision seeders, walk-behind and riding-type transplanters, reapers, rice combine harvesters, and mobile dryers. Under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund’s (RCEF) Mechanization, farmers benefitted from reduced production costs and post harvest losses and improve rice production in the country.


FROM PANAY NEWS: Region 6 research center grows off-season veggies

Off-season high-value vegetables such as bell pepper, tomato, and mushroom is grown in 10 Smart Greenhouses at the government’s Western Visayas Integrated Agricultural Research Center (WESVIARC) in Barangay Hamungaya, Jaro district. Last 25 April, transplanting of 1,445 tomatoes and 775 paprika seedlings were being done by the researchers.

For full article visit the page at * https://www.da.gov.ph/category/news

Regional Agrometeorological Situation and Prognosis

Region 1 Ilocos Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 100

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist -Pangasinan; Dry - rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

24 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of rice continues. Corn is still in ripening stage while some corn are being harvested. Land and seedbed preparations continues. Harvesting of mango, watermelon, eggplant, pepper, and string beans is still ongoing.

Region 2 Cagayan Valley


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

5 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist - Batanes; Dry - rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

45– 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

20 – 36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land preparation for the next cropping season is still ongoing. Planting of cowpea, cucumber, eggplant, bataw, kangkong, lettuce, mustard, okra, patola, pechay, sitao, snap bean, tomato is taking place. Harvesting of camote, eggplant, tomato, onion, cucumber, and banana is still ongoing.

CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 100

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

13 – 28

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land and seedbed preparation is still ongoing. Growing of planted vegetables continues. Watering activities & weed removal, application of fertilizer & spraying of insecticide are ongoing. Harvesting of potato, chayote, carrots, cabbage, cucumber and wombok is taking place.

Region 3 Central Luzon


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

Zambales: 10 – 75; Rest: 0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

5 – 9

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist – Aurora and Zambales; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

40 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 21 – 32; Lowland areas: 24 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land preparation for planting for first cropping of rice in some rainfed area have started. Planting of eggplant, tomato, chili, mustard, pechay, onion, calamansi, sweet potato, legumes. Harvesting of eggplant, tomato, chili, mustard, pechay, cacao, coconut, banana, pineapple, mango, coffee, onion, calamansi, sweet potato, legumes. Fertilizer application and irrigating are taking place in some areas.

NCR (National Capital Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 25

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

65 – 97

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

24 – 32

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Planting of squash, okra, eggplant, pechay, and string beans is ongoing. Cultivation and pulling of weeds are being done. Watering is also taking place. Harvesting of mango, papaya, calamansi, malunggay, camote tops, pechay, ampalaya and okra is still ongoing

Region 4A CALABARZON


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

Quezon: 5 – 8; Rest: 0 – 4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Quezon; Dry – Rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

45 – 97

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 23 – 32; Lowland areas: 25 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of late planted rice, beans, raddish, okra, taro, pechay, tomato, onion, garlic, ginger, potato, carrot, cabbage, chayote, squash, eggplant, bitter gourd, calamansi, banana, papaya, mango, bataw, kangkong, lettuce, mustard, sweet potato, cucumber, watermelon, pineapple, and mango is ongoing.

Region 4B MIMAROPA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 100

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist – Southern part of Palawan; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

45 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 20 – 30; Lowland areas: 23 – 31

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land preparation for irigated land continues. Planting seedling, transplanting, weeding, irrigation, spraying, fertilizer application, harvesting, weeding, copra drying are being done. Corn in vegetative stage while some are in reproductiove stage. Some rice are in vegetative stage while other rice are in flowering stage and harvesting stage

Region 5 Bicol Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 100

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Sorsogon, Albay Moist – Camarines Norte, Catanduanes and Masbate Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23 – 37

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of rice is still ongoing. Planting of okra, patola, squash, sweet potato, taro, ginger, ubi and cassava is ongoing. Harvesting of sweet potato, cassava, sincamas, garlic, onion cucumber and pepper is taking place

Region 6 Western Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 100

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

5 – 9

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Capiz; Moist –Negros Occidental; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22– 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:


Rice is in maturing and harvesting stages. Land preparation is ongoing in some farmlands. Corn is in reproductive and maturity stages. Mango, cacao, and coffee is in maturity stages. Planting of pechay, green pepper, onion, tomato, and eggplant is being done. Harvesting of sweet corn, eggplant, pechay, and mango is ongoing. Planting and cultivating of sugar cane is taking place.

Region 7 Central Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

10 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

5 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Cebu; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Sun drying, threshing and milling are ongoing. Harvesting of rice, corn, banana, okra, star apple, sweet potato, cabbage, eggplant, chayote, potato, and mango is being done. Watering activities are in progress.

Region 8 Eastern Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

10 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

5 – 9

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Northern Samar, Samar, Eastern Samar and Southern Leyte Moist – Leyte Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 99

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Most rice areas are in fallow period while other rice are in maturity stage. Corn is in maturity stage. Sun drying of palay, corn, copra, mungbean and peanut conducted. Harvesting of calamansi, sincamas, eggplant, tomato, okra, string bean, banana, papaya, mango, cucurbit, gourd, and root crops is taking place. Applying fertilizer in vegetables is being done in some areas. Some coconut are in reproductive stage while others are being harvested.

Region 9 Zamboanga Peninsula


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 125

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

5 – `10

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – most areas in Zamboanga del Norte; Moist – Rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 99

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Growing of lettuce in hydroponic system continues. Copra making is ongoing. Planting of patani, batao, string beans, soy bean, peanut, munggo, okra, raddish, garlic, squash, and ampalaya is being done. Harvesting of cassava, coconut, sweet potato, and gabi is being done.

Region 10 Northern Mindanao


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

10 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

5 – 10

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Bukidnon Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55– 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Bukidnon and upland areas: 18 – 30; Rest: 21 – 32

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Some rice are still in planting/transplanting stages. Land preparation is still ongoing. Planting of corn is still ongoing in some areas. Harvesting of string beans, pechay, lettuce, onion, banana, marang, pineapple, pomelo, guyabano, mango, and banana continues

Region 11 Davao Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

10 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Davao del Norte Moist – Davao del Sur Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 18 – 30; Rest: 23 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rice are still in establishment stage. Harvesting of coconut seednut, watermelon, melon, pineapple, banana, papaya, durian, pomelo, okra, sayote, squash, ampalaya, camote, potato, cauliflower, eggplant, string beans, carrot, raddish, pechay, broccoli, and cucumber is still ongoing.

Region 12 SOCCSKSARGEN


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

10 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 20 – 33; Rest: 23 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Some rice are being harvested. Harvesting of bitter gourd, string beans, pechay, squash, eggplant, tomato, cucumber, raddish, cabbage, carrot, string beans, potato, cassava, taro, onion, garlic, chili, calamansi, banana, papaya, and mango are being done. Sundrying of rice is ongoing.

Region 13 CARAGA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

10 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 19 – 30; Rest: 22 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Transplanting of palay in some ricefields is still ongoing. Harvesting of bitter gourd, string beans, squash, eggplant, tomato, cabbage, carrot, pechay, potato, chayote, onion, garlic, ginger, sweet potato, calamansi, banana, papaya, mango, and watermelon continues.

BARMM(Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 125

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1 – 5

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

45 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland: 20 – 33; Rest: 24 – 36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Some rice are in maturing stage. Propagation of lettuce is being done in hydroponic facility. Seasonal fruits and crops are available in the market.

BARMM (Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

10 – 125

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 99

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland: 20 – 33; Rest: 24 – 36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Some rice are still in maturing stage. Land preparation is ongoing in some areas. Sundrying, threshing and milling of harvested rice and corn are still in progress. Harvesting of coconut, cassava, pomelo, marang, cabbage, pechay, and mustard is taking place.

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