Rice pattern “Normal” The impact of the typhoon is limited October 31 20:33
The rice crops were a little worse than in September, but the impact of the typhoon was limited and the level of “normal” was maintained at the moment.
According to the rice pattern announced by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the index of crop activity, with the average year as 100, was 99 on average on the 15th of this month.
Compared to last month, it was 2 points worse, but “normal” was maintained.
By region, Hokkaido and the Tohoku region were 104 and “good”.
On the other hand, in the Kyushu and Shikoku regions, they were damaged by the pests that kill rice.
Especially in Saga Prefecture, the salt damage caused by Typhoon No. 17 will be added, so it will remain at 63, and it is expected to be a historical failure.
Also, in the Kanto region such as Chiba Prefecture, harvesting was almost finished before the damage such as typhoon occurred, so it does not have a big influence on the pattern.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, “Effects of typhoons are limited for rice. The production is expected to meet the demand for rice as a whole, and stable supply is expected”.