10 - Day Regional Agri-Weather Information

DEKAD NO. 15      21 – 31 May 2022

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

During the early days of the forecast period, southwest monsoon will bring cloudy skies with scattered to widespread rainshowers and thunderstorms over Luzon while the remaining parts of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with afternoon or evening rainshowers and thunderstorms. After this, the western section of Northern Luzon will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers while the rest of the archipelago will continue to experience fair weather condition with afternoon or evening rainshowers and thunderstorms. During the second half of the dekad, Northern Luzon, Zambales, Bataan and Mindanao will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. Generally good weather is expected over the rest of the country except for some occurrences of afternoon rainshowers and thunderstorms.

Winds coming from southwest to south will generally prevail over the western section of Luzon while thw remaining areas of the country will have winds from the southeast to south.

Slight to moderate seas will be experienced over 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-July-August 2022 season (59% chance), with a 50-55% of La Niña to continue thereafter
Farm Advisories

New facilities for upgraded agri sector open in Isabela

Two agricultural projects inside the compound of the Cagayan Valley Research Center (CVRC), amounting to a total of P5.4 million under the Bayanihan II on May 21, 2022, were inaugurated by Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar.

The two (2) said projects are the: (1) “Enhanced Technology Transfer of Seed Storage Technology using Solar Power” which was led by the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) and intends to ensure quality of seeds and increase storage longevity; and (2) enhancement of production of quality planting materials through upgrading of existing greenhouse into a mega-greenhouse system.

A significant reduction of 60.56% in power use since the launch of the first project resulted to a P29,200/month savings for the center.

Currently, the facility is being utilized for the (1) production of quality plant materials for propagation; (2) screening of drought-tolerant selection lines; and (3) serves as breeding area of open-pollinated varieties of corn and peanut. It is expected to be a grow-out area for tissue-cultured banana, fruit trees, and vegetable seedling production once fully operational.

The center will also be able to supply planting materials for Sweet Abulug Pomelo that will benefit 20,000 to 45,455 growers per year through the greenhouse system and give vegetable seedlings annually for 800,000 to 1,000,000 households and youth for community and home-based urban gardens.

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Regional Agrometeorological Situation and Prognosis

Region 1 Ilocos Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

75 – 200

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Pangasinan; Moist – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

53 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land preparation and seed sowing of rice are being done. Harvesting of corn is ongoing. Planting of cowpea, cadios, string beans, ampalaya, cucumber, soybean, and condol is taking place. Harvesting of mango, avocado, duhat, papaya and other leafy vegetables is also ongoing.

Region 2 Cagayan Valley


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50 – 200

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist – Batanes, Cagayan; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

53– 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

20 – 36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Early planted corn are on vegetative stage. Land and seedbed preparations are being done in most areas for wet cropping season. Planting of bountiful beans, mungo, patola, ginger, gabi, sweet potato, and squash is ongoing. Harvesting of camote, eggplant, tomato, onion, cucumber and banana is in progress. Delivery of fresh produce in the market is also ongoing

CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

80 – 200

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

5 – 10

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

13 – 28

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Growing of broccoli, potato, cabbage, cauliflower, chayote and carrots are taking place. Harvesting of upland vegetables such as celery, wombok cabbage,, bell pepper and green onion, lettuce and broccoli is taking place. Watering activities & weed removal, application of fertilizer & spraying of insecticide are being done. Delivery of fresh produce in the market is ongoing

Region 3 Central Luzon


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

Aurora: 50 – 150; Rest: 50 – 250

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

5 – 10

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

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

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 21 – 34; Lowland areas: 22 – 36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rice is in panicle and heading stages. Application of top dress fertilizer is being done. Land preparation in rainfed area continues. Planting of string bean, cucumber, eggplant, ginger, gabi, patola, and okra are being done. Harvesting of tomato, potato, mango, banana, papaya, and coconut is ongoing

NCR (National Capital Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50 – 175

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

5 – 9

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

24 – 36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Planting of vegetable gardens such as ampalaya, okra, mustard, lettuce and tomato is ongoing. Fertilizer application and removal of weeds are also taking place. Harvesting of calamansi, aratilis, chili, avocado, and other leafy vegetables is also ongoing.

Region 4A CALABARZON


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50 – 200

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

Quezon and Laguna: 3 – 7; Rest: 5 – 10

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – most areas in Quezon; Moist – Cavite, Batangas, Rizal; Dry – Laguna

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

45 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 20 – 35; Lowland areas: 22 – 36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land preparation is ongoing in most areas as well as plowing of rice fields. Direct sowing of corn is taking place. Harvesting of dragon fruit, banana, papaya, pineapple, mango, melon, sinkamas, sweet potato, tomato, squash, string bean, okra, calamansi, eggplant, chayote, and pechay is being done. Sun drying, threshing, and milling of late harvested rice are ongoing in some farm areas. Delivery of fresh produce in the market is ongoing.

Region 4B MIMAROPA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 175

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist – Oriental Mindoro, Pagasa Island, Cuyo Island; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 97

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 19 – 34; Lowland areas: 21 – 36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land and seedbed preparations for lowland rice have started. Fertilizer application, removal of weeds, and spraying are still taking place in some farm areas. Corn are in vegetative stage while some are in reproductiove stage. Some rice are in vegetative stage while others are in flowering and harvesting stages. Harvesting of mango, watermelon, pineapple, and avocado is still ongoing. Sun drying, threshing, and milling of previously harvested rice are ongoing. Delivery of fresh produce in the market is ongoing

Region 5 Bicol Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 100

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Sorsogon, Albay Moist – Camarines Norte; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

56 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23 – 37

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land and seedbed preparations for rice are being done. Fertilizer application, removal of weeds, and spraying are ongoing in some farm areas. Planting of string bean, patani, mungo, ampalaya, mustard, gabi and cowpea is ongoing. Harvesting of sincamas, melon, chili, coconut, mango, papaya and eggplant is taking place. Sun drying, threshing, and milling of previously harvested rice are ongoing. Delivery of fresh produce in the market is being done

Region 6 Western Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 120

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

5 – 9

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Negros Occidental, northern and western parts of Panay Island; Dry – Iloilo

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22– 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of rice is almost done in most farm areas. Land preparation and sowing of rice are ongoing. In some areas, planting of sugarcane has started. Harvesting of corn, pineapple, papaya, cabbage, eggplant, pechay, tomato, green onion, pepper, and mango continues. Sun drying, threshing, and milling of harvested rice are ongoing

Region 7 Central Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 90

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Cebu; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 97

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land and seedbed preparations for rice nd corn are being done. Fertilizer application, removal of weeds, and spraying are ongoing in some farm areas. Planting of cadios, mungo, soybean, string bean, tapilan, okra, and squash is being done. Harvesting of banana, papaya, tomato, cabbage, sweet potato, ubi, and other leafy vegetables is ongoing. Sun drying, threshing and milling are also ongoing

Region 8 Eastern Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50 – 175

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

5 – 9

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Leyte and Southern Leyte; Moist – Samar, Guiuan

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

53 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land preparation and direct planting of rice for the second cropping season are taking place. In some farm areas, harvesting of rice is ongoing. Harvesting of pineapple, cucumber, ampalaya, coconut, banana, and other root crops is also being done. Sun drying, threshing, and milling of harvested rice are also ongoing.

Region 9 Zamboanga Peninsula


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

Northern part: 75 – 175; Rest: 0 – 80

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

5 – `9

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

58 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

In some farm areas, land and seedbed preparations are ongoing. Fertilizer application, removal of weeds, and spraying are taking place. Growing of lettuce in hydroponic system continues. Planting of bountiful beans, seguidillas, mustard, pechay, string bean, tapilan, and batao is being done. Harvesting of lettuce, coconut, banana, eggplant, sweet pepper,onion and upo is also ongoing

Region 10 Northern Mindanao


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50 – 175

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

5 – 9

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 – 34; Rest: 21 – 36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rice and corn are in vegetative stage. Fertilizer application, removal of weeds, and spraying are ongoing. Planting of seguidillas, string bean, soybean, patola, tapilan, batao, radish, spinach, and arrowroot is being done. Harvesting banana, marang, pineapple, pomelo, mango, cucumber, cabbage, eggplant, cauliflower, and lettuce is taking place

Region 11 Davao Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 80

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 – 97

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 18 – 34; Rest: 22 – 36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Some rice are still in establishment stage while others are already in vegetative stage. Planting of mungo, cowpea, bountiful beans, patola, cassava, ubi, tomato, and kutchai is being done. Harvesting of coconut, watermelon, melon, pineapple, banana, papaya, durian, mango, okra, chayote, squash, ampalaya, sweet potato, potato, cauliflower, eggplant, string bean, carrot, radish, pechay, broccoli, cucumber, and pomelo is ongoing

Region 12 SOCCSKSARGEN


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1 – 4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 97

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 17 – 34; Rest: 21 – 36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rice are in reproductive, ripening and harvesting stages. Fertilizer application, removal of weeds, and spraying are ongoing in some farm areas. Planting of celery, cauliflower, mustard, lettuce, spinach, soybean, patani, and peas is being done. Harvesting of upo, watermelon, radish, sweet peas, ampalaya, string beans, pechay, squash, eggplant, okra, banana, papaya, and mango are being done. Sun drying, threshing, and milling of harvested rice are also ongoing.

Region 13 CARAGA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

7 – 11

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 19 – 34; Rest: 22 – 36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Transplanting of rice is in progress. Planting of squash, okra, melon, muskmelon, cassava, and ginger is being done. Harvesting of ampalaya, patola, okra, radish, petchay, lettuce, and rootcrops continues. Fertilizer application, removal of weeds, and spraying are ongoing. Delivery of fresh produce in the market is ongoing.

BARMM(Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 125

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland: 18 – 34; Rest: 22 – 36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rice are in maturing and harvesting stages. Land and seedbed preparations are ongoing in some farm areas. Sundrying, threshing and milling of harvested rice are still in progress. Planting of patola, upo, sweet potato, sinkamas, onion, garlic, ginger, and carrot is being done. Harvesting of coconut, durian, pineapple, pomelo, okra, radish, celery, cauliflower, cabbage and chayote is taking place

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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