Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Press Release Service
It is Recommended to Plant Community Palawija
by Cecep SA
Around 16,000 hectares of rice land, including land area of 12,360 hectares of rice fields cistern rain, will be drought in the dry season this year. Therefore, farmers are expected to immediately change its pattern of planting.
Head of Department of Agriculture District Tasikmalaya, Ir Henry Nugroho accompanied Kabid palawija, Food Crops and Holtikultura, Soni Prayita, Senin (29 / 6) says, but the rice fields are threatened by drought, generally have to enter the harvest season, so a small possibility of losses due to its drought happen.
"Around 16,000 hectares of drought, but sure its only field only, because the harvest has been entered," Soni said on Monday (29 / 6) yesterday. Even when entering the dry season this year the Department of Agriculture is taking steps to make changes to the anticipated pattern of planting rice to the rice field palawija for rain cistern.
While for the rice fields with irrigation still technically possible to plant rice because of drought (MK) enters a new stage to one that is still possible there will be rain. However, if you have to enter the MK to two technical irrigation also recommended not to plant paddy because most likely will not happen to switch to rain and the plants palawija.
"Now I enter the new season to be one to mid-July is still going will rain. Rice lands with technical irrigation rice can still be planted. But for the reservoir field rain diverted to palawija," he said.
Be Soni, now entering the dry season this side will develop palawija peanut crop area of 1,000 hectares and 2,000 hectares of maize palawija development. Palawija second seed is distributed to farmers free of charge through farmers' groups in each region.
According to Soni seasonal cycle has become an annual cycle and the farmers also have to understand the weather conditions so that they are aware of what must be done at the time of entering the season.
"This annual cycle of the farmers also have been familiar, and years ago we recommended palawija people to plant, and now even people who already understand what must be done," specifically.
Meanwhile, the data is in the Department of Agriculture said in District Tasikmalaya there is a field with the standard area reached 49,507 hectares. Among the rice fields with irrigation technical area of 4258 hectares, the irrigation area of 4318 hectares of technical, simple irrigation rice field area with 4851 hectares, the irrigation of 23,576 hectares of village and rice field reservoir rain reached 12,360 hectares.
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