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SPECIAL RELEASE PALAY AND CORN SITUATION IN QUEZON FIRST QUARTER 2020

Release Date: May 20, 2021
Reference Number: 2021-015
Quezon Province is the Top Palay Producer in CALABARZON for the First Quarter of 2020
 
Quezon was the top palay producing province in  CALABARZON in the first  quarter of 2020. It produced 40,303  metric tons of palay comprising 49.4  percent of the total regional output of 81,610
metric tons. Laguna came next with 31 .1  percent share (25,394  MT) followed by Batangas with 8.6 percent share (7,019  MT). Cavite and Rizal shared 6.7 percent (5,471  MT), and 4.2  percent (3,424
MT), respectively. 
 
Palay Production
 
Quezon’s production  increased by 5.5%  percent  compared  to its output in  the same quarter in 2019 (38,203 metric tons). By ecosystem, palay production  in  irrigated farms was  22,327  metric tons. This figure was  1.3 percent higher compared to the 22,049 metric tons produced in the same quarter of 2019. Likewise, production in rainfed areas went up by 11.3 percent from 16,154 metric tons recorded in the first quarter of 2019 to 17, 976 metric tons in the same period of 2020. There was no recorded production in upland farms during first quarter of 2019 and 2020
 
Area Harvested
 
The  total  harvest  area  for palay  was estimated at 13,403  hectares. It  slightly decreased  by 0.7 percent from 13,496 hectares in the first quarter of 2019. In irrigated palay farms, harvest area decreased by 0.3 percent from 6,475 hectares in the first quarter of  2019  to  6,457  hectares in  the same period of  2020.  Similarly, the  harvest area  for rainfed palay  farms  decreased by  1.1  percent from  7,021  hectares to  6,946  hectares  for the same reference period being compared.  There  was  no harvest area  reported  in upland farms during first quarter of both years.

 

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