Farm Weather Forecast
Synopsis

Trough of Typhoon "MINDULLE" affecting eastern sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas.

Issued at: 8AM Monday, September 27, 2021
Valid until: 8AM Tuesday, September 28, 2021
FWFA: 21 – 270
Forecast Area Agri-Weather Winds Temperature Relative Humidity Leaf Wetness
Metro Manila and the rest of the country Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers LOWLAND
24 – 33

UPLAND
24 – 33
50 – 93 0 – 4
Palawan Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms Light to Moderate from South to Southwest LOWLAND
26 – 32

UPLAND
24 – 31


65 – 98 0 – 4
Visayas and Mindanao Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms LOWLAND
24 - 33

UPLAND
19 - 31
65 – 98 4 – 6

Soil Moisture Condition
Wet

Most areas of the country

Moist

Aparri, Camarines Sur, Palawan, Bohol, Iloilo, Northern Samar, General Santos

Dry

Zamboanga del Sur, General Santos

Farming Advisories
IN AREAS AFFECTED BY THROUGH OF TY ‘MINDULLE”
Be alert and extra careful to those living in low lying areas and near mountain slopes due to possible flooding and landslides; During the rainy season, farmers are advised/ reminded to do cover cropping, land terracing and waterway declogging activities. This is to prevent soil erosion and provide humus, regulate water, reduce weed, increase biodiversity and improve farming as a whole. Continuous wet weather promotes fungal development and can cause damage to stored farm products, reduce the quality, viability and market price of the grains. Thus, it is advised to keep barns and crop storage rooms to be in good, dry and well -ventilated condition. Clean creeks, canals and ditches; store harvested crops in elevated, well ventilated and covered places. Water impounding is advisable during heavy rains for future use.

FOR WET (IRRIGATED) AND MOIST AREAS
Livestock/domesticated animals are susceptible to contract diseases during the rainy period, always keep animal shelters and its surroundings clean, dry and well ventilated. A clean environment can minimize the possibility of covid-19 infection. Land and seedbed preparation; planting and transplanting; removal of weeds and cultivation, harvesting of matured crops, use covered vans in delivery of goods in the market; planting of fruit trees to replace the old ones.

FOR DRY (RAINFED) AREAS WITH LIGHT TO MODERATE WINDS

Watering crops during early morning and evening periods will help alleviate stress on crops. Sun drying of newly harvested rice and corn; watering activities or irrigation using pump in dry and rainfed areas. Spraying insecticides or fertilizer application in farm areas with light winds when needed.


Red Tide Alert
Courtesy of BFAR, Shellfish Bulletin No. 27, Issued on 24 September 2021

All types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from the areas of Coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol, Dumanquilas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur and Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur are NOT SAFE for human consumption. Fish, squids, shrimps and crabs are safe for human consumption provided that they are fresh and washed thoroughly, and internal organs such as gills and intestines are removed before cooking.

NRE / MAM / DPO Verified by: JAM
10 - Day Regional Agri-Weather Information

DEKAD NO. 27      21-30 SEPTEMBER 2021

Philippine Agri-Weather Forecast
The weather systems that will likely affect the whole country are the southwest monsoon, ridge of high pressure area, Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), low pressure areas (LPAs), easterlies, and localized thunderstorms.

During the early days of the dekad, MIMAROPA, Western Visayas, and Mindanao will have cloudiness with rainshowers and thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening while the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms. Afterwards, fair weather condition with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms will then prevail over Metro Manila and the rest of the country. The same weather condition will be experienced over the whole country throughout the forecast period.

Winds coming from southwest to southeast will blow over the whole the country. After this, easterly to northeasterly winds will be experienced over Luzon and Visayas while Mindanao will have winds blowing from southwest to south throughout the forecast period.

Slight to moderate seas will prevail over the whole archipelago throughout the forecast period.

Transition from ENSO-neutral conditions to La Niña is favored in the coming months with 70-80% chance of La Niña forming in the last quarter of 2021 which may persist until the first quarter of 2022.
Farm Advisories

Expanding rubber farmers’ opportunities thru adoption of modern techs and new initiatives *
The National Banner Program Committee on High Value Crops-Rubber (NBPC on HVC-Rubber) led by Chairperson Alfonso Jack Sandique recently approved a motion for the Philippine Rubber Research Institute (PRRI) to revisit and facilitate the adoption of modern rubber production technologies among farmers, starting from seed selection to tapping.

PRRI Acting Executive Director Dennis Palabrica explained that a previous PCAF resolution was already adopted to study the efficient operation of the Platinum Rubber Development Incorporated (PRDI). In fact, pilot testing and related research were already being conducted. PRRI also noted that funding should be secured to revisit and facilitate the adoption since it would require additional manpower and quality materials.

In relation to developing new initiatives, intercropping rubber with high-value commodities was also discussed.
The Sulo Agrarian Reform Multi -Purpose Cooperative (SARBEMCO) presented its completed and validated production data before and after abaca intercropping. Abaca canal ready be harvested after a year, providing additional income to rubber farmers.

Dir. Sandique confirmed that it is possible to introduce intercropping to small holders since they are the priority stakeholders and gave an example of a three-hectare farmland being divided to plant rubber, abaca, and cacao. This was supported by Dr. Agustin Mercado, Jr. of the World Agroforestry Centre, sharing their application of rubber and cacao intercropping on the sloping hills of Claveria, Misamis Oriental.

The Philippine Rubber Technical Working Group also presented updates on the rubber industry roadmap for 2021-2040.

Department of Trade and Industry IX (DTI 9) Regional Director Sitti Amina Jain emphasized that all activities of PRRI from 2021 onwards should be well-documented in the roadmap.

Once approved, the roadmap should be communicated and disseminated to all regions and DA agencies for alignment and implementation. Sandique also announced the strengthening of the Committee’s organizational structure by reviving the Rubber Cluster Group, previously arranged by DTI.


Regional Agrometeorological Situation and Prognosis

Region 1 Ilocos Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 99

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of rice, tomato, squash, cabbage, upo, pechay, ampalaya, eggplant, onion, cassava, string bean, lettuce, and patola is taking place. Irrigated rice are in flowering and maturing stages. Planting and transplanting of munggo, eggplant, tomato, cucumber, and sweet pepper are ongoing. Drying and milling of grains are ongoing.

Region 2 Cagayan Valley


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1 – 5

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – most of the region; Moist –Aparri

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

70 – 99

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland farms: 18 – 33; Rest: 23 – 36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of matured rice, corn, eggplant, onion tomato, sweet potato, ginger, banana, string bean, upo, avocado, patola, and cassava are being performed. Repairing of levees destroyed by the strong winds, heavy rains and floods caused by Typhoon Kiko is being performed. Early planted rice and corn are in harvesting stage. Some corn are on silking and tasseling stages while late planted rice are in head development stage.

CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 90

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

65 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

14 – 30

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of potato, cucumber, raddish, wombok cabbage, sweet pepper, radish, and carrot is ongoing. Removal of debris and repair on canals or ditches caused by southwest monsoon rains are being done. Upland rice and late planted corn are in vegetative and flowering stages. Delivery of fresh harvest is ongoing.

Region 3 Central Luzon


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 80

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 94

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22– 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of eggplant, patola upo, tomato, pechay, squash, ampalaya, cabbage, avocado, onion, lettuce, and, cassava is in progress. Removal of impediments and cleaning of canals caused by southwest monsoon rains continue. Planting and transplanting of eggplant, ampalaya, munggo, string bean, sweet pepper, and cucumber are ongoing. Irrigated and rainfed rice are in different stages.

NCR (National Capital Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

70 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22– 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of camote tops, pechay, cabbage, string bean, lettuce, mustard, malunggay, eggplant, upo, and tomato continues. Urban gardening is in progress. Planting of alugbati, pechay, mustard, lettuce, okra, spinach, and, tomato is ongoing.

Region 4A CALABARZON


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

20 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of early planted rice, rambutan, dragon fruit, corn, santol, papaya, tomato, banana, ampalaya, okra, cucumber, santol, chayote, eggplant, mustard, upo, patola, pechay, and string bean is in progress. Irrigated and rainfed rice are in flowering and ripening stages. Delivery of goods in the market is underway.

Region 4B MIMAROPA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

10 – 100

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 9

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – rest of the region Moist – Puerto Princesa

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

70 – 99

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

20 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of pechay, string bean, tomato, squash okra, santol, rambutan, banana, papaya, cucumber, eggplant, ginger, cassava, dragon fruit, ampalaya, upo, avocado, corn, sweet potato, patola, and early planted rice is being done. Irrigated and rainfed rice and corn are in vegetative flowering and maturing stages, some are in harvesting stage.

Region 5 Bicol Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 90

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – most of the region; Moist - Camarines Sur

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

70 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

20– 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of matured rice and other high value crops such as cassava, banana, lettuce, papaya, avocado, pechay, tomato, string bean, eggplant, and patola is underway. Irrigated and rainfed rice and corn are in different stages. Delivery of goods in the market is ongoing.

Region 6 Western Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 80

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

5 – 9

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – rest of the region Moist - Iloilo

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

70 – 97

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

24 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of second crop rice is ongoing as well as sugarcane, rambutan, durain, sweet corn, squash, string bean, pineapple, bitter gourd, upo, eggplant, ginger, avocado, guyabano okra, chayote, santol, and cotton fruit is ongoing. Milling of sugarcane is being done. Irrigated and rainfed rice are in different stages.

Region 7 Central Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

5 – 9

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

65 – 99

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 32

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of sweet corn, avocado, cucumber, guyabano, string bean, eggplant, squash, ampalaya, banana, cotton fruit, santol, pechay, and ginger is taking place. Planting and transplanting of munggo, corn, peanut, upo, cabbage, okra, chayote, and eggplant is being done. Irrigated and rainfed rice and corn are in flowering and maturing stages.

Region 8 Eastern Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 100

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 9

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – rest of the region Moist –Samar

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 99

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

21 -34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of rice, corn, patola, banana, papaya, sweet corn, string bean, pineapple, guyabano, avocado, mango, and cabbage is ongoing. Lowland rice are in different stages while some upland rice and corn are in harvesting stage. Cleaning of fields and repairing of levees and dikes destroyed by the past storm continue. Sundrying of newly harvested rice and corn is taking place.

Region 9 Zamboanga Peninsula


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

10 – 100

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

6 – 9

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Zamboanga del Norte; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 97

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

21 – 32

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of corn, patola, squash, string bean, guyabano pomelo, upo, tomato pineapple, eggplant, siniguelas, jackfruit, papaya, avocado, and marang continues. Planting of soybean, okra, squash, string bean, sweet potato, ginger, ampalaya, spinach, patola, peanut, and eggplant, is ongoing. Rainfed rice and corn are in vegetative, flowering and maturing stages. Watering and irrigation activities in dry fields using pump are being performed.

Region 10 Northern Mindanao


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 125

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 9

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Bukidnon; Moist – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Bukidnon and upland areas: 16 – 30; Rest: 22 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of corn, jackfruit, pineapple, sweet potato, avocado, mangosteen, banana, santol, cucumber, upo, cassava, lettuce, pechay, white potato, and cabbage is taking place. Planting of upland rice, corn, eggplant, ginger, ampalaya, sweet pepper, peanut, carrot, tomato, sweet potato, patola, and okra is in progress. Irrigated and rainfed rice and corn are in vegetative and flowering stages, some are in maturing stage.

Region 11 Davao Regio


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 80

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

5 – 10

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 97

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 17 – 32; Rest: 22 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of pineapple, pomelo, melon, durian, marang, papaya, banana, stringbean, pechay, watermelon, chayote, carrot, eggplant, lettuce, ampalaya, potato, cucumber, radish, patola, okra, and carrot is on going. Planting and transplanting of ginger, carrot, ubi, eggplant, sweet potato squash, tomato, patola, okra, and sweet pepper are ongoing. Some early planted irrigated rice and corn are in ripening and maturity stages. Delivery of fresh produce is also ongoing.

Region 12 SOCCSK-SARGEN


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 100

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

70 – 97

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 18 – 30; Rest: 22 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of durian banana, mangosteen, pomelo, marang guyabano, avocado, mango, pineapple, papaya, squash, cucumber, upo, eggplant, mustard, string bean, radish, ampalaya, and corn is underway. Rice and corn are in maturing and ripening stages. Planting and transplanting of cucumber, ampalaya, okra, patola,cabbage, pechay,ginger, mustard, radish, carrot, and eggplant are being done. Delivery of goods in the market continues.

Region 13 CARAGA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

5 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland: 19 – 32; Rest: 22 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of mangosteen, pomelo, durian, marang, jackfruit, banana, pineapple, papaya, upo, squash, pechay, patola, cabbage, ampalaya, lettuce and eggplant is being done. Rice is in vegetative stage. Planting and transplanting of corn, cauliflower, pechay, mustard, cucumber, squash tomato, sweet pepper, munggo, ubi, cabbage, onions, and gabi are ongoing. Delivery of goods in the market is taking place.

ARMM (Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 - 150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 9

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Maguindanao; Moist – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland: 16 – 31; Rest: 22 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of banana, pomelo, corn, pineapple, mangosteen, durian, pechay, sweet potato, cabbage, carrot, mustard, and lettuce is ongoing. Planting and transplanting of corn, cabbage, ginger, squash, peanut, garlic, ampalaya, spinach, sweet pepper, okra, white onions, string bean, gabi, cucumber, chayote, and lowland rice are underway. Irrigated and rainfed rice and corn are in vegetative and flowering stages, while early planted are in maturing and harvesting stages.

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JAM

EDNA L. JUANILLO
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