First harvest season of rice for 2019
Ponprome Chairidchai Mar. 2019
Farmers in central Thailand are harvesting rice from their fields and finishing up the first season production for 2019. The production in the central part of the country is under irrigated land and can produce up to three rice crops a year. The second and main season will start around May to June and last until August or September. The main season has been expected to have a favorable weather with lower risk to flooding.
Rice farmers are encouraged to have their production certified with good agricultural practices standards. Farmers can choose certification services from either public sectors or private certification bodies.