10 - Day Regional Agri-Weather Information

DEKAD NO. 03      21 – 31 JANUARY 2023

Philippine Agri-Weather Forecast
The weather systems that will likely affect the whole country are the northeast monsoon, shear line, low pressure area (LPA), and localized thunderstorms.

During the dekad, Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. However, during the latter part of the forecast period, gradual improvement of weather condition is expected over Zamboanga Peninsula, BARMM and SOCCSKSARGEN. The rest of Luzon will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with light rains.

Northeasterly winds will prevail over Luzon and Visayas while winds from the northeast to north will blow over Mindanao.

Moderate to rough seas will gradually be experienced over the entire archipelago throughout the dekad.

ENSO Alert System Status (Updated on 05 January 2022)
La Niña is weakening and is expected to persist until Dec-Jan-Feb (DJF) 2023, then transition to ENSO-neutral afterwards.
LA Niña increases the likelihood of having above normal rainfall conditions that could lead to potential adverse impacts (such as heavy rainfall, floods, landslides) over highly vulnerable areas.
Farm Advisories

Wider Digital Agri Ecosystem Awaits thru DFP*

Author: Marianne Antonio| 10 January 2023
Since its launch in 2019, the Digital Farmers Program (DFP) continues to expand in scope, contributing to a wider digital ecosystem in the country’s agriculture and fisheries sector.

This expansion was, particularly, evident during the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Logframe Review Workshop for DFP 101 and 102 and Digital Agriculture Course for the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (DAC4RCEF), organized by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) last November 2022 in Surigao del Norte

The said event was made in preparation for the DFP 103 rollout this year. It gathered all DFP and DAC4RCEF trainers from the ATI’s network of training centers for a series of workshops on logframe (logical framework) development and rapid ideation activities.

Specifically, the participants were able to reformulate the DFP M&E logical framework, relative to the modifications undertaken for the program in response to the global pandemic and the enactment of the Mandanas-Garcia ruling.

They were assisted by the Chief Executive Officer of agri-based start-up, GoEdenPH, Julieane Camile Lacsina, who also provided a brief discussion on the concepts of logframe development, covering project management, as well as methodology.


A group of DFP and DAC4RCEF trainers collaborate for a rapid ideation session on digital agriculture brand as part of a series of workshops during the event.


Another output of the workshop is the rebranded profile of the DFP, integrating various digital agriculture components, from training activities, provision of smart agriculture technologies, digital networking, up to certification.

Moreover, the activity enabled the trainers to share effective practices and lessons learned as they presented their respective DFP/DAC4RCEF accomplishments for 2021-2022.

Meanwhile, Department of Agriculture Legislative Liaison Specialist Glenn Estrada, who is also a scholar of the Development Academy of the Philippines, presented the results of his capstone project on DFP 103, “Catching Up with FIRE: Empowering Rice Farming Households on Smart Agriculture Technologies (SAT) towards Improved Agricultural Productivity”. This was piloted in Region XII and will, likewise, be implemented in other regions of the country this year.

A special lecture on Nutrition-Sensitive Extension and Advisory System was also given by Dr. Khin Mar Cho, an International Agriculture, Food Systems, and Nutrition Specialist from Cornell University, New York, United States, during the activity.

The four-day workshop was graced by the ATI OIC-Assistant Director Antonieta Arceo and the program partner from Smart and PLDT, Stephanie Velasco-Orlino, Assistant Vice President and Head of Stakeholder Management.

The new and more comprehensive brand for the ATI’s digital agriculture-related programs will be launched during the Institute’s 36th Founding Anniversary on January 25, 2023. Agriculture officials and DFP partners from Smart are also expected to join the launch.

Source:
* https://ati2.da.gov.ph/ati-main/content/article/marianne-antonio/wider-digital-agri-ecosystem-awaits-thru-dfp

Regional Agrometeorological Situation and Prognosis

Region 1 Ilocos Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 25

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0 – 4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

40 – 97

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

19 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Upland and rainfed rice are still in harvesting stage. Some lowland and irrigated rice are in vegetative stage while others are in reproductive stage. Some late planted corns are still in vegetative stage while early planted corns are in reproductive, maturing and harvesting stages. Planting of string bean, tomato, patola, cabbage, mustard, pechay, eggplant, cucumber, ampalaya, and ginger is ongoing. Harvesting of tomato, eggplant, squash, banana, okra, pechay, string bean, cabbage, and radish is taking place. Delivery of fresh produce is ongoing. Watering and fertilizer application continue.

Region 2 Cagayan Valley


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Aparri and Basco; Moist – Calayan and Tuguegarao; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

58 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

16 – 32

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

In some areas, land preparation for rice and corn are ongoing. Rice are in vegetative stage while corn are in vegetative and reproductive stages. Planting of soybean, cabbage, cauliflower, ampalaya, cucumber, eggplant, squash, upo, onion, gabi, ginger and other root crops is still in progress. Harvesting of calamansi, tomato, cabbage, squash, onion, eggplant, cucumber, broccoli, baguio beans, sweet potato and banana is taking place. Delivery of fresh produce in the market is ongoing. Watering and fertilizer application continue.

CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 40

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0 – 4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

40 – 97

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

9 – 28

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of rice continues. In some farm areas, land preparation is still ongoing. Planting of tomato, cabbage, potato, sweet potato, chayote, carrot, lettuce, cucumber, lemon, strawberry, banana and beets continues. Harvesting of cabbage, strawberry, potato, broccoli, radish, bell pepper, cauliflower, baguio beans, carrot, lettuce, lemon, wombok cabbage, bell pepper and lemon is being done. Fertilizer application, watering activities, and removal of weeds are taking place.

Region 3 Central Luzon


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

Aurora: 4 – 8 Rest: 0 – 4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Aurora: 4 – 8 Rest: 0 – 4

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

48 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

19 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land preparation is still ongoing in some farm areas. Planting and transplanting of rice are almost done. Some rice are in ripening stage while others are being harvested. Planting of sweet pepper, cassava, string bean, patola, okra, squash, tomato, upo, watermelon and melon is taking place. Harvesting of okra, eggplant, string bean, pechay, mustard, malunggay, ampalaya, squash, tomato, patola, coconut, banana, mango and papaya continues. Fertilizer application, removal of weeds, spraying of herbicide and insecticides, and watering activities are being done. Delivery of fresh produce is ongoing.

NCR (National Capital Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1 – 5

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

48 – 97

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

21 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Backyard cultivation of tomato, ampalaya, chili, squash, sweet potato, patola, okra, pechay, alugbati, malunggay and banana continues. Harvesting of malunggay, camote tops, lemon grass, gabi, kangkong, mustard and papaya are being done. Removal of weeds, fertilizer application, and watering activities are ongoing. Delivery of fresh produce in the market is also ongoing.

Region 4A CALABARZON


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

Quezon: 100 – 300; Rest: 0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

Quezon and Laguna: 7 – 11; Rest: 1 – 5

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Quezon and Laguna; Moist – Batangas; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

18 – 32

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Transplanting of irrigated rice continues while corn are being harvested. In some farm areas, land preparation is being done. Copra making is ongoing. Planting of eggplant, sweet pepper, chili, patola, peanut, garlic, onion, gabi, sweet potato, squash, camote tops, mustard, pechay, avocado, banana, papaya, and coconut is being done. Harvesting of upo, cucumber, chayote, tomato, eggplant, string bean, ampalaya, pechay, squash, radish, banana, sweet potato, mango, watermelon, papaya, pineapple, and other seasonal fruits and veggies is still in progress. Watering activities and removal of weeds are being done.

Region 4B MIMAROPA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 80

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

Occidental Mindoro and southern Palawan: 2 – 6; Rest: 6 – 10

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Romblon and southern portion of Palawan; Moist – Oriental Mindoro; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

53 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land preparation is ongoing in most farm areas. Planting and transplanting of rice are taking place. Rice are in flowering, ripening and maturing stages. Harvesting of rice is done in some farms areas. Most corn are in reproductive stage while some early planted corn are still being harvested. Harvesting of string bean, tomato, squash, eggplant, ginger, sweet potato, taro, banana, melon and watermelon is taking place. Copra making is ongoing. Removal of weeds, and cultivation of farm areas is being done.

Region 5 Bicol Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

75 – 300

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

6 – 11

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

21 – 31

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land preparation continues. Planting and transplanting of rice are being done in other areas. Some rice are in vegetative, maturing and harvesting stages. Planting of melon, eggplant, upo, squash, gabi, ginger, onion, cassava, sweet potato, garlic, sweet pepper, chili, and other leafy vegetables is ongoing. Harvesting of corn, tomato, mustard, gabi, eggplant, fern leaves, pechay, chayote, sweet pepper, sweet potato, banana, papaya and coconut is also ongoing. Weeding and cultivation of farm areas are taking place. Cleaning of canals and dikes is being performed. Sun drying, threshing and milling of rice are also taking place.

Region 6 Western Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 –120

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Panay Island Dry – Negros Occidental

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 32

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land preparation continues. Planting and transplanting of rice are being done in other areas. Some rice are in vegetative, maturing and harvesting stages. Planting of melon, eggplant, upo, squash, gabi, ginger, onion, cassava, sweet potato, garlic, sweet pepper, chili, and other leafy vegetables is ongoing. Harvesting of corn, tomato, mustard, gabi, eggplant, fern leaves, pechay, chayote, sweet pepper, sweet potato, banana, papaya and coconut is also ongoing. Weeding and cultivation of farm areas are taking place. Cleaning of canals and dikes is being performed. Sun drying, threshing and milling of rice are also taking place.

Region 7 Central Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 200

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Bohol; Moist – Negros Oriental; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

65 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

21 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Most rice are in vegetative stage while others are still being harvested. Planting and transplanting of rice are being performed in some farm areas. Corn are in vegetative stage while others are in reproductive stage. Planting of string bean, mung bean, tomato, squash, okra, coconut, banana, papaya, and other leafy vegetables continues. Removal of weeds and cleaning of canals and dikes are taking place. Sun drying, threshing and milling of rice are also taking place.

Region 8 Eastern Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

100 – 450

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

6 – 11

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

20 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Planting and transplanting of rice continue while early planted rice are still in vegetative stage. Due to heavy rains, rice seedlings were submerged and some fields were flooded. Planting of squash, okra, ubi, patola, ginger, ampalaya, sweet potato, banana, papaya, taro and cassava is still in progress. Harvesting of okra, lettuce, string bean, chili, cucurbits, sweet potato, taro, gabi, banana, papaya, jackfruit, mango and caimito is ongoing. Removal of weeds, and cleaning of canals and dikes are taking place.

Region 9 Zamboanga Peninsula


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

75 – 250

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

6 – 11

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – northern portion; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

20 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Planting and transplanting of rice continue while early planted rice are still in vegetative stage. Due to heavy rains, rice seedlings were submerged and some fields were flooded. Planting of squash, okra, ubi, patola, ginger, ampalaya, sweet potato, banana, papaya, taro and cassava is still in progress. Harvesting of okra, lettuce, string bean, chili, cucurbits, sweet potato, taro, gabi, banana, papaya, jackfruit, mango and caimito is ongoing. Removal of weeds, and cleaning of canals and dikes are taking place.

Region 10 Northern Mindanao


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 120

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

5 – 10

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland: 16 – 33; Lowland: 21 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Some rice are still in reproductive and ripening stages. Planting of pineapple, mango, banana, papaya, pomelo, sinkamas, sweet peas, cucumber, eggplant, melon and watermelon continues. Harvesting of potato, carrot, ampalaya, string bean, cassava, sweet potato, tomato, cabbage, habitchuelas, chayote, calamansi, banana, mango, onion, guyabano, pomelo, pechay, kutchai and cucumber are being harvested. Watering activities and removal of weeds are being performed.

Region 11 Davao Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 120

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland: 17 – 33; Lowland: 22 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Some rice are in vegetative and reproductive stages. Planting of upo, ubi, sweet pepper, carrot, cabbage, potato, lettuce, pechay, ginger, tomato, pomelo, banana and papaya is in progress. Harvesting of coconut, watermelon, melon, pineapple, banana, papaya, durian, rambutan, okra, chayote, squash, ampalaya, sweet potato, potato, cauliflower, eggplant, string bean, carrot, radish, pechay, broccoli and cucumber is taking place. Removal of weeds, cultivation of farm areas, and cleaning of canals and dikes are ongoing. Delivery of fresh produce in the market is also ongoing.

Region 12 SOCCSKSARGEN


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 99

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland: 17 – 33; Lowland: 22 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land preparation is ongoing. Some rice and corn are being harvested. Planting of durian, coffee, cauliflower, celery, cabbage, carrot, lettuce, string bean, chayote, spinach and cucumber is being done. Harvesting of coconut, durian, pomelo, rambutan, mango, pineapple, papaya, guyabano, banana, peanut, ampalaya, eggplant, ubi, taro, cassava and sweet potato is still ongoing. Delivery of fresh produce in the market is ongoing. Sun drying, threshing and milling of rice are also taking place.

Region 13 CARAGA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

75 – 150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

5 – 10

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland: 21 – 33; Lowland: 21 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rice are in vegetative stage. Some farm areas are still planting and transplanting rice. Land preparation is being done. Most corn are in reproductive and maturing stages. Planting of soybean, ampalaya, eggplant, upo, patola, okra, peanut, cassava, chayote, malunggay, spinach, gabi, ubi, and other root crops is in progress. Harvesting of coconut, melon, pineapple, banana, papaya, mango sweet potato, okra, chayote, ampalaya, potato, eggplant, string bean, radish, pechay, lettuce, cucumber, and root crops is ongoing. Watering activities, removal of weeds, and fertilizer application are being done.

BARMM(Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 175

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

58 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland: 17 – 33; Lowland: 21 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Some rice and corn are in vegetative stage. Planting of ampalaya, okra, coconut, melon, watermelon, garlic, onion, carrot, cabbage, sinkamas and sweet pepper is taking place. Harvesting of brocolli, cabbage, wombok cabbage, banana, pomelo, pineapple, durian, eggplant, ampalaya, string bean, ubi, sweet potato, cassava, pechay and mustard is in progress. Removal of weeds, cultivation of farm areas, and cleaning of canals and dikes in some areas are ongoing. Delivery of fresh produce in the market is being done.

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