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    West Java Food Crops and Horticulture Watch El Nino Cycle


    BANDUNG-Head of Department of Food Crops and Horticulture (Kadistan) of West Java, Hendi Jatnika hope this year El Nino does not happen so drought will not be as bad as some time ago. Based on the period and data BMKG which has entered the drought since June, as in Cirebon.

    "The El Nino cycle is still small, so we monitor the BMKG data to be submitted to farmers and field officers," he told reporters in Bandung recently.

    Through officers in the field, Hendi appealed to farmers not to be too imposing to commodities plant.

    "We have appealed to the farmers through field officers, Last years success for rice, rainy all the year, it was reported that many were flooded rather than drought. However the dry period was unfavorable for farmers," he explained.

    According to Hendi, it has become a habit of farmers in some areas such as Indramayu and Subang not to plant rice.

    "The land tends not planted with anything, there is also some land that was planted with watermelons, bonteng, long beans, to fill in areas that are not sufficient fields," he said

    As for the area in the southern part of West Java is usually there is a rotation cropping pattern. Now, the corn in the south or other crops. Usually corn is at the end of the rainy season and at the beginning of the rainy season before the planting season in september.

    "It is usually the beginning of the planting season in October during the rainy season, usually before the rainy season crops, there is corn, beans and others," he said.

    Related to the anticipation of drought, Department of Food Crops and Horticulture (Kadistan) of West Java has coordinated with the Regency / City about the locations and pompanisasi area by finding the source of the springs.

    "There is also a program, although it has not spread to the entire rice field, but will help to make long storage or water storage," he concluded.

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