10 - Day Regional Agri-Weather Information

DEKAD NO. 22      01 – 11 August 2022

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

During the first half of the dekad, the whole country will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate with at times heavy rains due to the southwest monsoon. In the latter part of the dekad, a low pressure area will form in the western part of the country inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and will likely to become a tropical cyclone. This tropical cyclone will have no direct effect in the country but will enhance the southwest monsoon that will give moderate to heavy rains with at times intense rains in the western part of the country while the remaining parts of the country will experience light to moderate rains. The said tropical cyclone will exit PAR before the dekad ends.

During the early days of the dekad, winds coming from the south to southwest will prevail in most parts of the country while the eastern part of Luzon and Visayas will have east to southeast winds. After this, Luzon and the western Visayas will experience winds coming from south to southwest while the remaining parts of the country will experience winds coming from the east.

Slight to moderate seas will prevail over the whole archipelago during the first half of the dekad while moderate to rough seas will prevail in the Northern and western part of Luzon throughout the forecast period.


ENSO Alert System Status: La Niña Advisory #10
La Niña is forecasted to continue until DJF 2022 -2023 (55-70% chance) with ENSO neutral conditions thereafter.
Farm Advisories

PBBM appraises DA operational plans to boost food supply
President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. met with key officials of the Department of Agriculture on July 18, at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management Convention Hall to ensure sufficient food supply while the country faces the looming food crisis, and boost production of the country’s essential food items for the long-term,
“We need an immediate plan to ensure that our food supply and the food prices are within reach of ordinary Filipinos from now until the end of the year,” the President and current DA Secretary said.
The presentation of the agency’s catch-up operational plan, which will prioritize the production of rice, corn, livestock, poultry, vegetables, and fisheries.
Other programs such as fertilizer subsidy, urban and peri-urban agriculture, and Kadiwa that will boost food production and improve the mobilization of affordable agri-fishery commodities were also presented.
President Marcos expressed that government-to-government procurement needs to be pursued to avail of cheaper fertilizers that can be provided to local farmers.
On the issue of vegetable smuggling and illegal importation of other agriculture products, the President also directed that the country’s system of importation should be fixed in coordination with the Bureau of Customs, the House of Representatives, and the Senate.
Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) Network Plan need to prioritize and harmonize.
“FMR is the first step to solve some of the supply chain problem,” the President said.
“We are in the process of maximizing those areas that are already producing para dumami ang production,” the President said.
The President also instructed the concerned officials to identify priority areas, create the necessary maps, and provide copies of the master plan to economic managers and local government units.
“Prayoridad sa ating plano para sa agrikultura ay ang pagpapatibay ng programang ‘farm-to-market road’ at pagsusulong ng mga proyektong makakatulong sa ating mga kababayan sa sektor ng agrikultura. Titiyakin natin na may sapat at abot-kayang pagkain para sa lahat,” President Marcos stated in official social media posts.

Source: https://www.da.gov.ph/pbbm-appraise-da-operational-plans-to-boost-food-supply/

Regional Agrometeorological Situation and Prognosis

Region 1 Ilocos Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50 – 125

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

5 – 9

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – most areas; Moist – some areas in Ilocos Norte

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 99

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

24 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rice are in vegetation stage while corn are in rapid growth stages. In some farm areas, rice are in sowing and transplanting stages. Farm activities such as watering and fertilizer application continue. Planting of mungo, ampalaya, eggplant, garlic, tomato, okra, and other leafy vegetables is ongoing. Harvesting of squash, string bean, eggplant, and patola is taking place.

Region 2 Cagayan Valley


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50 – 125

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Isabela and Nueva Viscaya; Moist –Batanes and some areas in Cagayan; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 96

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Transplanting of rice in some irrigated areas is almost done while early planted rice are on vegetative and tillering stages. Early planted corn are in milking stage while late planted are still on silking and tasseling stages. Planting of bountiful beans, sweet potato, gabi, carrot, kutchai, and muskmelon continues. Harvesting of eggplant, garlic, string bean, malunggay, ampalaya, chayote, okra, and other fast crops is ongoing.

CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

100 – 250

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

6 – 10

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

14 – 32

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

.Rice and corn are in vegetative stage. Planting of sweet potato, celery, and patola is taking place. Harvesting of wombok, chayote, lettuce, strawberry, cauliflower, radish, kale, petchay, sweet potato, eggplant, tomato, onion, banana, and cucumber is ongoing. Growing of lettuce is ongoing. Cleaning, watering and fertilizer application are in progress.

Region 3 Central Luzon


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50 – 150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

Aurora: 3 – 7; Rest: 5 – 9

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – most areas in the region; Moist – some areas in Tarlac and Bulacan

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 19 – 31; Lowland areas: 22 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rice are in tillering, panicle initiation and maturing stages. In some farm areas, transplanting of rice is in progress. Some rice are in maturity stage. Applcation of fertilizers, spraying of berbecides and insecticides are ongoing. Planting of cucumber, mushroom, talinum, pechay, mustard, ampalaya, and eggplant is in progress. Harvesting of seasonal fruits, root crops and vegetables is being done.

NCR (National Capital Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50 – 100

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

5 – 9

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Quezon City; Moist – Rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

24 – 32

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Planting of ampalaya, pechay, mustard, chili, malunggay, alugbati, okra and other fast crops is taking place. Harvesting of leafy vegetables, aratilis, atis and avocado is being done. Removal of weeds, and fertilizer application are ongoing.

Region 4A CALABARZON


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50 – 125

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

5 – 9

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – most areas in the region; Dry – some areas in Laguna

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 21 – 30; Lowland areas: 24 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

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Most irrigated rice are in tillering stage while corn are in silking, tasselling and V7 stages. Planting of patola, sweet potato, gabi, ginger, cassava and okra is ongoing. Harvesting of avocado, santol, citrus, pomelo, eggplant cucumber, bitter gourd, string beans, and other backyard vegetables going on. Mango, durian, watermelon, avocado, atis, rambutan, lanzones, and other seasonal fruits/veggies are available in the market Removal of weeds, cleaning of canals, land preparation, and fertilizer application are also ongoing.

Region 4B MIMAROPA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50 – 150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

6 – 10

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Mindoro and Northern Palawan; Moist – Romblon and Pagasa Island; Dry – rest of Palawan

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 20 – 30; Lowland areas: 23 – 32

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Lowland rice are mostly shooting stage while some in tillering stage. Some corn are in maturing stage. Planting of ampalaya, mungo, mustard, peanut, string bean and cadios is ongoing. Harvesting of pineapple, rambutan, jackfruit, batao, pechay and other leafy vegetables are available in the market. Fertilizer application and cleaning of canals are taking place.

Region 5 Bicol Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 100

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Camarines Sur, some areas in Albay, Catanduanes and Sorsogon; Moist – Camarines Norte and some areas in Albay; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 96

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

24 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of rice continues while others are still in vegetative, reproductive and maturing stages. Some corn are in vegetative stage while others are in maturing stage. Planting of bountiful beans, eggplant, okra, sweet potato, gabi, peanut, chili and other fast crops is still ongoing. Harvesting of santol, banana, avocado, papaya, string bean, eggplant, ampalaya and pechay continues. Sun drying, threshing, and milling of harvested rice are also ongoing.

Region 6 Western Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

75 – 150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

5 – 9

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – most areas in the region; Moist – Iloilo; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

24– 32

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Most rice are in panicle stage while some are in seedling stage. In some areas, harvesting of corn is in progress. Land preparation, sowing, transplanting, removal of weeds, fertilizer application, and cleaning of canals and dikes are being done. Planting of root crops is being done. Harvesting of sugarcane, squash, pechay, eggplant, string bean, tomato, green onion, cabbage, papaya, pepper, okra, watermelon, mango, pomelo, and banana is ongoing.

Region 7 Central Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

75 – 200

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist –Negros Oriental and Bohol; Dry – Cebu

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 96

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

24 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Some rice are in vegetative stage. Most corn are being harvested. Planting of patola, okra, tomato, gabi, cassava, and other root crops is ongoing. Harvesting of mustard, pechay, cadios, chayote, eggplant, cassava, sweet potato, and banana is ongoing.

Region 8 Eastern Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50 – 125

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – most areas in the region; Dry – Northern Samar and some parts of Leyte

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

24 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rice are in vegetative stage while corn are in reproductive stage. Copra making is ongoing. Harvesting of pineapple, banana, lettuce, eggplant, tomato, okra, string bean, avocado, lanzones, papaya, mango, cucurbits, and root crops is being done. Application of pesticide and fertilizer have started in some rice fields. Weeding and pest and disease management were also performed.

Region 9 Zamboanga Peninsula


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50 – 100

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Most rice are in vegetative stage. Planting of cadios, cabbage, celery, pechay, mustard and radish is being done. Harvesting of coconut, and other seasonal fruits is still ongoing. Pesticide and fertilizer applications, cleaning of canals and dikes, and removal of weeds are being done.

Region 10 Northern Mindanao


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

75 – 125

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 8

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 – 31; Rest: 24 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Most rice are in maturing stage while others are still in vegetative stage. Corn are in reproductive stage. Planting of peanut, cassava, gabi, sweet potato, banana, and ginger is taking place. Harvesting of mango, papaya, banana, chayote, eggplant, cassava, ampalaya, squash, carrot, tomato, sweet potato, gabi, chili, and peanut is taking place.

Region 11 Davao Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50 – 100

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – most areas in the region; Moist – Davao City

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 20 – 32; Rest: 24 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Most rice are still in vegetative stage. Corn are in different stages. Coconut seednuts, watermelon, melon, pineapple, banana, papaya, durian, mango, okra, chayote, squash, ampalaya, sweet potato, potato, cauliflower, eggplant, string bean, carrot, radish, pechay, broccoli, cucumber, lanzones, mangosteen, pomelo, rambutan are available in the market.

Region 12 SOCCSKSARGEN


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 18 – 32; Rest: 24 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Most rice are being harvested. Land preparation is being done.. Planting of cabbage, celery, spinach, pechay, mustard, okra, gabi, ginger and sweet peas is being done. Harvesting of coffee, string bean, chayote, bell pepper, sweet potato and radish continues. Sun drying, threshing, and milling of harvested rice continues. Spraying of fertilizers is ongoing

Region 13 CARAGA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50 – 100

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – most areas in the region; Moist – Surigao del Norte

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 20 – 33; Rest: 23 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Some rice are in growing stage. Harvesting of peanut, cacao, sweet potato, gabi, potato, ginger, banana, papaya and pechay is still ongoing. Removal of weeds, watering activities, and fertilizer application are taking place. Delivery of fresh produce is being done.

BARMM(Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

75 – 200

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 96

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland: 19 – 32; Rest: 23 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Transplanting of rice are ongoing. In some farm areas, land preparation is still being done. Planting of carrot, radish, celery, mustard, chayote, cabbage and cauliflower continues. Harvesting of tomato, gabi, string bean, lettuce, potato, and bell pepper is being done. Watering activies, removal of weeds and fertilizer application are in progress.

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