Land operation activities for Season 2/2015 began on September 16, 2015 with a forecast. Overall, the whole of the Muda Regions conducts more proactive and faster-than-expected land preparation activities from the first week of the season, September 23, 2016. A significant amount of rain at the beginning of the season has resulted in the activity with most of the farmers in the Muda Regions making land preparation during that period .
For Season 1/2016 it began on February 24, 2016 compared to forecasts on March 2, 2016. In total, there was a delay in land preparation activities at the start of the season between April and May due to the exceptionally dry weather factor (Super El- Nino) where most of the fields are dry and not easy to plow and all areas begin simultaneous activities resulting in a defective machine hijacker that can be used. However, this activity reached its peak in May 2016, where water supplies could be channeled to all dryland areas and most of the farmers in the Muda Region made land preparation during the period.
For Season 2/2015, the wet rotating method becomes the main practice of farmers in the preparation of the land as it is normally seasoned by rain and the farmers are more likely to run wet soils.
However, wet spin method for Season 1/2016 is still the main practice of farmers in the preparation of land with 50.7% of the area (51,090 hectares) of the whole Muda Area carrying out this method.
However, the practice of dry rotation method is almost equal to the wet rotation method with a percentage of 49.2% (49,537 hectares) of the area carrying out this method. This is because farmers in the affected areas take the initiative to provide land (by rotating dry) without waiting for water to be supplied (on schedule) in expediting their activities.
Plant Methods During Season 2/2015 and Season 1/2016
Paddy cultivation for Season 2/2015 begins on September 23, 2015 and reaches its peak on October 28, 2015 where 66% (66,703 hectares) of the entire Muda Regions have been planted. Compared with planned activities, the actual achievement of paddy cultivation activities is very good and faster than forecasts with farmers very eager to carry out planting according to the schedule set after their area of land has been restored from the problem of drowning soil.
The crop method for Season 2/2015 can be summarized as follows:
Based on the chart above, the practice of sipping continues to be the main practice of the farmers in the Muda Regions for the Season 2/2015.
For Season 1/2016, paddy cultivation starts on April 27, 2016 and reaches its peak on May 25, 2016 where 70% (70,081 hectares) of the entire Muda Regions have been planted. Compared with planned activities, the actual achievement of paddy cultivation activities was very good and according to forecasts, however, at the start of the planting there was a slight delay as the preliminary performance was relatively slow due to Super El-Nino’s extremely dry weather events.
Agronomic Practices for Season 1/2016 can be summarized as per the charts listed below: