shop8admin, November 28, 2017
Rice production in Lampung Province in 2013 based on forecast figures I estimated at 3.15 million tons of milled rice (GKG), an increase of 48.53 thousand tons or 1.56 percent compared to the previous year rice production.
“The increase in rice production due to an increase in productivity by 1.48 quintals per hectare or 3.07 percent, from 48.32 quintals per hectare of paddy in 2012 to 49.80 quintals per hectare of paddy this year,” said Head of Distribution Statistics Central Bureau of Statistics Bambang Widjanarko in Bandar Lampung, on Saturday.
He said that rice production in 2012 is based on fixed rates as much as 3.10 million tons of paddy, up by 160.66 thousand tons or 5.46 percent compared to last year’s production.
The increase in production was due to an increase in harvested area of 34.90 thousand hectares or 5.75 per cent, he said.
According to one of the origins of rice farmers Pekalongan district, East Lampung District, Surahman, stock grains in the region began to enter the harvest as abundant rice in the rice farming centers.
“Sizable increase grain yields,” he said.
He said, most of the rice crop in the area of grain production centers in Pekalongan District has entered a period of harvest, given the average age of the plant is more than 80 days.
Rendeng season (monsoon) rice crop is usually around the age of 90 days or three months, but this time in season gadu age of only about 80 days so it can be harvested more quickly, he said.
According to him the current grain production or increased due to better supply of irrigation water technicalities included smoothly, especially minimal presence of pests and diseases that attack rice plants.
Meanwhile, the price of grain at the farm level has reached Rp3.650 per kilogram, and the price of rice ranges from 6,500 – 7,000 per kilogram, depending on the type and quality of the rice.