10 - Day Regional Agri-Weather Information

DEKAD NO. 27      21-30 SEPTEMBER 2022

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

Cloudy skies with rainshowers and thunderstorms will be experienced over Zambales, Bataan, Occidental Mindoro, and Northern Palawan including Cuyo Island during the early days of the forecast period while the remaining parts of the country will have good weather aside from possible isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. After this, Zamboanga Peninsula, Visayas and most areas in Southern Luzon will start to be cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. The rest of the archipelago will continue to have good weather condition. However, the approaching tropical cyclone is expected to bring bad weather over Northern Luzon during the mid of the forecast period while Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, and the rest of Luzon will have cloudiness with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with chances of isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms will be experienced in the remaining parts of Mindanao. Gradual improvement of weather condition will be felt in areas affected by the tropical cyclone as it moves away from the country. During the latter part of the forecast period, Southern Luzon, Visayas and Zamboanga Peninsula will continue to be cloudy with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms as the remaining areas in the archipelago experience good weather except for some chances of isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Winds from the northeast will prevail in extreme Northern Luzon while the remaining areas of Northern Luzon will have winds from the northeast to northwest. The rest of the archipelago will experience winds from the south to southwest. However, during the mid of the dekad, gusty winds will be experienced in Northern Luzon due to the passage of a tropical cyclone. On the second half of the forecast period, winds from the northeast to east will blow over Northern Luzon while winds from the southwest to southeast will prevail over Western Visayas, and the western section of Central and Southern Luzon. The remaining areas in the country will have winds from the south to southwest.

Slight to moderate seas will be experience over the whole archipelago. However, during the mid of the forecast period, the approaching weather disturbance may bring moderate to rough seas over Northern Luzon as the remaining areas in the country continue to have slight to moderate seas. After this, the seaboards over the entire archipelago will be slight to moderate.

ENSO Alert System Status (Updated on 24 August 2022)
La Niña re-strengthened and is forecasted to continue until DJF 2022 – 2023 (~60%) with ENSO neutral condition thereafter. This 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

Farmers to learn how to gain 23k savings from rice technologies
On September 14-15, the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) hosted the Lakbay Palay which showcases the practices and technologies that can help farmers save around P23,000 in rice production.
The two-day event with the theme, “Bukid Tipid Tips, Subukan!” highlighted the use of certified seeds of recommended varieties, mechanized farming, and rice-based technologies such as Palayamanan – an integrated farming system, vertical tower garden, and drip-irrigated aerobic rice.
Farmers can save a lot, according to PhilRice experts, through the (per hectare):
Alternate Wetting and Drying Technology Practices: P7,000
Combine Harvester: P3,250
Proper Fertilizer Application: P2,600
Ranging from P380 to P4,000 are also the savings from using certified seeds, proper land levelling, using drum seeder, and not applying pesticides.
At the FutureRice Farm, the paddy rice art was featured which has the images of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr and Vice-President Sara Z. Duterte. Followed by the anamorphosis principle, a 3D art technique where a picture looks distorted but looks normal when viewed from a particular angle, it was made using PSB Rc 10 and traditional purple rice.
Around 600 farmers from Pangasinan, Zambales, Oriental Mindoro, Nueva Ecija, Bataan, Pampanga, Bulacan, and La Union were expected to have attended the event. This was mainstreamed in the DA-PhilRice fanpage.

Regional Agrometeorological Situation and Prognosis

Region 1 Ilocos Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

5 – 9

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – rest of the region Moist – Ilocos Norte

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

65 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23 – 31

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Upland and raindfed rice are in transplanting while some lowland and irrigated rice are in blooming, ripening and harvesting stages. Some corn are in ripening stage while others are in harvesting stage. Harvesting of squash, string beans, eggplant, patola, dragon fruit, mango, cucumber, banana, ampalaya, cucumber, sitao, pechay, eggplant, radish, peanut, mungbean, cabbage, carrot, potato, chayote, onion, garlic, ginger, chili, sweet potato, cassava, taro, tomato, calamansi, banana, and papaya is being done. Fertilizer application is ongoing.

Region 2 Cagayan Valley


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist – Calayan and Basco Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rice are in reproductive stage while corn are in vegetative stage. Harvesting of camote, eggplant, tomato, onion, cucumber, cabbage, broccoli, banana, mango, pineapple, coffee, sweet potato, cacao, carrot, ampalaya, kangkong, celery, mustard, okra, pechay, sitao, patola, peanut, bean, and soybean is on ongoing. Applying of fertilizers and pesticides is ongoing.

CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50 – 150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

5 – 9

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

65 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

14 – 31

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land preparation is ongoing. Rice and corn are still in vegetative stage. Harvesting of coffee, wombok, cabbage, potatoes, onion leeks, chayote, cauliflower, radish, sugar bits, bell pepper, onion, ginger, garlic, turmeric, celery, kole, marble potato, cucumber, potato, ubi, taro, and baguio beans is still ongoing. Weeding and fertilizer application is being done.

Region 3 Central Luzon


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50 – 150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

5 – 9

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Zambales, Pampanga, Bataan and Bulacan Moist – Tarlac Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

21 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Some rice are in reproductive stage while others are in harvesting stage. Harvesting of ampalaya, eggplant, pechay, patola, sweet potato, watermelon, banana, squash, sitao, citrus, rambutan, pineapple, dragon fruit, ubi, tomato, chayote, papaya, guyabano, and calamansi is ongoing.

NCR (National Capital Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 100

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – most of the region Moist – Port Area

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 97

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Planting of malunggay, alugbati, tomato, pechay, sitao, pepper, patola, squash, and okra is and other root crops are being done. Harvesting of upo, squash, ampalaya, chili, malunggay, mustard, chinese cabbage, camote tops, kangkong, and other leafy vegetables is taking place. Urban gardening activities such as weeding, staking and pruning are being done.

Region 4A CALABARZON


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 100

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist – Cavite and Rizal Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

19 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Some rice are in reproductive stage while some are in harvesting stage. Corn are in reproductive stage while others are being harvested. Planting of alugbati, tomato, pechay, sitao, pepper, patola, squash, and okra is being done. Harvesting of rambutan, mango, avocado, banana, santol, rambutan, lanzones, onion, garlic, ginger, sitao, cucumber, patola, eggplant, pechay, ampalaya, sweet potato, watermelon, squash, pineapple, dragon fruit, ubi, tomato, chayote, citrus, pomelo, banana, papaya, guyabano, calamansi, and other seasonal fruits/veggie is taking place.

Region 4B MIMAROPA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

5 – 9

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland: 18 – 30; Lowland: 24 – 32

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Some lowland rice are being harvested. Planting of alugbati, tomato, pechay, sitao, pepper, okra, patola, squash, ampalaya, sweet potatao, eggplant, mushroom, ginger, talinum, and okra is being done. Bottle gourd, banana (saba/lakatan), citrus, pomelo, sweet potato, taro, cacao, coffee, squash, ampalaya, eggplant, onion, garlic, ginger, sitao, cucumber, patola, pechay, sweet potato, watermelon, squash, pineapple, dragon fruit, ubi, tomato, chayote, rambutan, papaya, mango, avocado, guyabano, santol, and calamansi are being harvested.

Region 5 Bicol Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50 – 150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 97

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land preparation in some farm areas are ongoing. Rice are in reproductive and harvesting stages. Planting of coconut, ampalaya, sweet potatao, eggplant, mushroom, ginger, talinum is ongoing. Harvesting of corn, banana, dragon fruit, rambutan, guyabano, papaya, citrus, ubi, taro, cassava, lettuce, pechay, ampalaya, patola, chili, rambutan, and tomato is being done. Watering activities and soil cultivation are taking place. Growing of lettuce and cherry tomato using hydroponics is being done.

Region 6 Western Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

65 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23 – 32

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Most rice are in maturity stage and some are being harvested. Corn are being harvested. Milling and cultivating of sugarcane are ongoing. Harvesting of eggplant, potato, green onion, banana, string beans, pechay, squash, cabbage, okra and pineapple, squash, okra, onion, pepper, tomato, chili, papaya, watermelon, dragon fruit, and mango is ongoing. Cleaning canals and dikes is taking place. Pest monitoring and fertilizer application in some areas are being done.

Region 7 Central Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 5

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rice are in different stages. Some corn are in reproductive while others are in harvesting stage. Harvesting of sitao, pechay, squash, cabbage, okra, eggplant, banana, onion, pepper, tomato, chili, papaya, and watermelon is taking place. Corn-Peanut intercropping is ongoing. Mango is newly planted and in vegetative stage. Fertilizer application, weeding, and pest management activities are being done.

Region 8 Eastern Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

5 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist – Samar Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 97

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rice are in different stages. Corn are in reproductive stage. Copra making is ongoing. Harvesting of cucumber, eggplant, tomato, okra, pechay, banana, pineapple, papaya, cucurbit, gourd, lettuce, string bean, avocado, santol, mango, watermelon, ampalaya, leafy vegetable, root crop, and some seasonal fruits is still ongoing. Weeding and fertilizer application are in still ongoing.

Region 9 Zamboanga Peninsula


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 100

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 5

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 97

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Most rice are in reproductive stages while others are being harvested. Planting of banana, cabbage, taro, sweet potato, potato, and cassava is being done. Harvesting of tomato, ginger, sitao, pepper, squash, cabbage, eggplant, banana, coconut, ginger, chayote, carrot, patola, ampalaya, mango, and papaya continues. Weeding and fertilizer application are taking place.

Region 10 Northern Mindanao


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

10 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist – Bukidnon; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland: 18 – 31 Lowland: 23 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rice is in reproductive stage while others are being harvested. Corn is in harvesting stage. Planting of carrot, potato, lettuce, snap bean, winged bean, sitao, squash, eggplant, ampalaya, sweet potato, ginger, talinum, and onion is in progress. Harvesting of coconut, cacao, papaya, sweet potato, cassava, lettuce, cabbage, pechay, potato, citrus, lemon and banana is still ongoing.

Region 11 Davao Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 100

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland: 18 – 32 Lowland: 24 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rice are in reproductive stage while others are being harvested. Corn are in reproductive and harvesting stages. Cacao are in flowering and fruiting stages while abaca are in vegetative stage. Banana are in reproductive and maturity stages. Harvesting of coconut, watermelon, melon, pineapple, banana, papaya, durian, mango, okra, chayote, squash, ampalaya, sweet potato, potato, cauliflower, eggplant, sitao, carrot, radish, pechay, broccoli, cucumber, and pomelo is still ongoing.

Region 12 SOCCSKSARGEN


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 93

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland: 21 – 31 Lowland: 23 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Some rice are in different stages. Planting of cabbage, taro, sweet potato, string bean, radish, cucumber, onion, lettuce, pechay, okra, ampalaya, eggplant, mushroom, ginger, and talinum is in progress. Harvesting of corn, coconut, pineapple, durian, pomelo, banana, guava, cacao, mango, papaya, guyabano, avocado, lanzones, rambutan, strawberry, cucumber, squash, eggplant, tomato, sitao, and mustard is taking place.

Region 13 CARAGA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

10 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 97

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland: 19 – 32 Lowland: 21 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Early planted rice are in reproductive stage while others are being harvested. Corn are also in different stages. Planting of ampalaya, cowpea, eggplant, kangkong, lettuce, mustard, okra, pechay, sitao, snap bean, tomato, cabbage, sweet pepper, garlic, root crops, and onion is taking place. Fertilizer application and weeding are being done. Pest and disease monitoring is taking place

BARMM(Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 200

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 99

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland: 20 – 33; Lowland: 22 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rice are in different stages. Planting of ampalaya, sweet potato, eggplant, mushroom, ginger, and talinum is being done. Harvesting of ampalaya, habitchuelas, cabbage, calamansi, carrot, chili, pechay, cucumber, eggplant, garlic, ginger, lemon, mungbean, patola, potato, radish, ubi, taro, cassava, sweet potato, turmeric, chayote, tomato, sitao, and upo is in progress. Vegetable gardening activities such as nursing of seedlings, seed bed preparation, watering, digging the soil, staking, and pruning are taking place.

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