In Compostela Valley, 90 percent of the 5,659 hectares of palay areas were on vegetative stage.
In Davao del Sur, all palay areas were planted; 1,747 hectares in Bansalan; 3,239 hectares in Magsaysay; and 4,248 hectares in Matanao.
In Boston, Davao Oriental, 54 hectares were prepared for the Coconut-Corn Intercropping Project.
2. PRICES AND MARKET SUPPLY
At the Bankerohan Market in Davao City, wholesale buying price range per kilogram of cabbage and carrots increased from P8.00-P16.00 to P18.00-P35.00 and P10.00-P20.00 to P15.00-P35.00, respectively. Volume of commodities traded decreased with lower production owing to frequent rains.
In Compostela Valley, the prevailing retail price range of green finger pepper significantly dropped from P50.00-P100.00 to P40.00-70.00 per kilogram with more inflow of supply from other provinces.
In Davao Oriental, wholesale buying price range of copra decreased from P22.00-P24.00 to P21.00-P23.00 per kilogram.
3. INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT, PROGRAMS, POLICIES AND GOVERNMENT INTERVENTIONS
In Davao Oriental, 14 barangays in San Isidro received 3,000 pieces of cacao seedlings. In Lupon, vegetable production survey was conducted by the LGU in preparation for the establishment of consolidation centers in Barangays Don Mariano Marcos, Calapagan and Marayag.
In Manay, Davao Oriental, project monitoring of 70 bags of OPV corn released under the Pagkain at Kita Program, particularly, the Coconut-Corn Intercropping Project was carried out by the Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) staff in Barangays Central, Holy Cross and Zaragosa. Under the Pagkain at Kita Program, the PAO strengthened the Corn Production Program by releasing 25 bags of OPV corn in Barangay Lamyawan.
In Davao del Norte, the Crop Division of PAO distributed 10,000 pieces of rubber seedlings from the HVCDP to 6 municipalities: 2,000 pieces in Kapalong; 2,000 pieces in Sto. Tomas; 2,000 pieces in New Corella ; 2,000 pieces inTagum; 1,000 pieces in Talaingod; and1,000 pieces in Panabo.
BFAR distributed 30,000 pieces of tilapia fries in Malita; 20,000 in Hagonoy; 40,000 in Malalag; 2,000 in Sta. Cruz; 1,500 in Digos City; 1,500 in Matanao.
In Davao del Sur, the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) dewormed 787 head of cattle, 140 head of carabaos, 1,011 head of goats, 413 head of swine and 559 head of poultry. Likewise, vitamins were given to 190 head of cattle, 28 head of carabaos, 237 head of goats, 59 head of swine and 805 head of poultry. Two (2) head of carabaos, 157 head of cattle, 33 head of goats and 280 head of swine were treated while 254 head of cattle, 32 head of carabaos, 137 head of goats and 800 head of swine were vaccinated.
In Matanao, Davao del Sur, construction of the P50-million worth of modern rice processing plant was being fast tracked. Completion was estimated at 15 percent.
In Davao del Norte, the PAO distributed two (2) units of power tillers with trailer for HVCDP to Tagum City and New Corella. Likewise, one (1) unit of multi pass rice mill was installed for the Dujali Free Farmer Multi Purpose Cooperative (DUFFAMCO). In Talaingod, the LGU installed one (1) unit of flatbed dryer, a post harvest facility for drying. Finally, the LGU of Sto. Tomas received a farm tractor for HVCDP.
In Carmen, Davao del Norte, the Fisheries Division of the PAO dispersed fishing nets. In Barangay Tuganay, the EZRA Christian Ministry for Peace Inc. received two (2) rolls of net, four (4) rolls of P.E. rope, five (5) kilograms of monofilament nylon size #150 and ten (10) spools of pamo twine (210 x 18). In Barangay Ising, the Integrated Christian Agro-Industry Development Association (ICAIDA) received four (4) rolls of net, ten (10) rolls of P.E. rope, five (5) kilograms of monofilament nylon size #150, ten (10) spools of pamo twine (201 x 18), six (6) sacks of juvenile pellet and four (4) sacks of fry mash. Likewise, the Fisheries Division continued its project monitoring and evaluation and facilitation of fish cages and fish pen construction.
4. TRAINING, SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS AND MEETINGS
In Davao City, DA Secretary Proceso J. Alcala announced that the DA through the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) will undertake several projects amounting to P1.5 billion in Davao Region from 2012 to 2013. An additional 8,250 hectares will be irrigated to increase the region's palay production and rice sufficiency level. He made the commitment during a special board meeting on the Davao Integrated Development Program (DIDP), composed of Davao Del Norte, Davao Del Sur, Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley and six (6) cities: Tagum, Panabo, Mati, Davao, Digos and Samal. The meeting was chaired by Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo del Rosario.
In Davao del Norte, the Agricultural Livestock Development Division-Livestock Section of the PAO conducted the Minimum Basic Needs Livestock Program and Health Management Training last June 7, 2012 in Buan, Asuncion which was participated in by 35 recipients. The training in Penaplata, Samal Island conducted last June 15, 2012 was attended by 39 recipients. The training aimed to update health management, re-dispersal and orientation of MOA and to provide education to the recipients. Two (2) certificates of turnover of cattle, one (1) cattle for each recipient, were awarded to San Jose and Sto. Tomas. Likewise, five (5) certificates of ownership of goat (1 buck and 5 does for each recipient) were awarded to Del Monte, New Corella.
In Davao Oriental, the Vegetable Organic Farming Hands-On Training was conducted on June 11, 2012 in Barangay Don Mariano Marcos, Lupon with 30 cooperators in attendance. Fishery Training and Evaluation also took place in Luban, Langka and Cabuaya last June 18, 2012 and was spearheaded by the Fishery Sector of the PAO.
In Digos City, Davao del Sur, the Training of Trainers (TOT) on Organic Soybean Production Processing and Utilization for Food and Feeds was held last June 5 to 7, 2012 at the PLGU-ATI STC with 46 participants in attendance.
5. WEATHER SITUATION
Fair weather with sunny to cloudy skies and scattered rainshowers usually in the late afternoon and evening was experienced over the region. The weather condition favored the growth and development of agricultural crops.