Rice and Corn Situation and Outlook, July 2018 Round
Production for April-June 2018 at
o Cutbacks in production were large in Cagayan Valley at
o Decrease in harvest areas which contributed to decreases in outputs were reportedly due to:
• Early plantings in Cagayan Valley in the later part of 2017 resulting from government interventions on the distribution of hybrid and open-pollinated varieties (OPV) seeds. Similarly, there were shifting of crop to ginger, tobacco, pineapple, banana and watermelon and some areas were left in fallow.
• Less planting in SOCCSKSARGEN provinces due to insufficient rainfall during the first quarter. Some corn areas in the region which were intercropped with rubber, coffee and oil palm were no longer viable for corn production.
• Change in cropping brought by the change in weather pattern in ARMM.