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Philippine Crops and their growing requirements.

Requested from BPI by A. Navarez at 10:20 AM on Aug 30, 2022.
Purpose: Feasibility study (R&D)
Date of Coverage: 08/28/2012 - 08/28/2022
Tracking no: #BPI-787119164844

Navarez 10:20 AM, Aug 30, 2022

Hello DA,

I'd like to request the following data for a feasibility study:
- The list of Philippine crops
- The nutrient requirements per crop (i.e. N, P, K)
- The weather-based requirements per crop (min/max rainfall, temperature)


Officer 09:05 AM, Aug 31, 2022

August 31, 2022

Dear Anthony Martin,

Thank you for your request dated Aug 30, 2022 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Philippine Crops and their growing requirements..

We received your request on Aug 30, 2022 and will respond on or before Sep 20, 2022 10:20:51 AM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://zcwdv320190208-dot-efoi-ph.appspot.com/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEEJQSS03ODcxMTkxNjQ4NDQM, for request with ticket number #BPI-787119164844.

Thank you.


FOI  Receiving Officer
FOI Officer

Division 05:05 PM, Sep 14, 2022

September 14, 2022

Dear Anthony Martin Navarez,


Thank you for your request dated Aug 30, 2022 10:20:51 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for Philippine Crops and their growing requirements..

Response to Request

Good day!

Regarding your inquiry on the list of crops, their nutrient requirements and weather data. May we direct you to these links:

Farmers Guide Map (http://farmersguidemap.da.gov.ph/)
A comprehensive map which will provide possible crops for a selected area.

SARAI Maps (http://maps.sarai.ph/)
Another comprehensive map which can provide rainfall patterns and crop suitability in the country.

Crop Statistics of the Philippines (https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/Crops%20Statistics%20of%20the%20Philippines%202016-2020.pdf)
4 year data (2016-202) of different crops produced in the country, the report contains specific crops produced by different regions. You can use this as basis to start with on what crops are very much suitable in your selected region.

Planting Calendar (https://www.buplant.da.gov.ph/index.php/na/8536-planting-calendar-here-s-your-easy-guide-on-when-is-the-best-time-of-the-year-to-plant-your-vegetables-their-maturity-estimated-harvest-per-ha-and-distance-of-planting)
An easy guide to determine what crops are suited to plant on a specific month of the year, it also includes their maturity, distance of planting and other information.

Vegetable Production Guide (https://www.pinoyrice.com/palayamanan/vegetable-production-guides-tagalog/?cp=6)
Crop Production Guide (https://www.buplant.da.gov.ph/index.php/guide)
Here are two websites that contain different crop production guides for nutrient and environmental requirements, after you have chosen the suitable crop in your area.

Organic Vegetable Guide (https://ati.da.gov.ph/ati-car/sites/default/files/ORGANIC_VEGETABLE_PRODUCTION.pdf)
Reading material, just in case you are intersted in producing organice vegetable.

Philippine National Standards for vegetable production (https://bafs.da.gov.ph/bafs_admin/admin_page/pns_file/PNS%20BAFS%2049-2017%20Code%20of%20GAP%20for%20Fruits%20and%20Vegetable%20Farming%20(1)%20(1).pdf)
PNS for  Code of Good Agricultural Practices for Fruits and Vegetables, if ever you are aiming for PhilGAP accreditation for your vegetable prodcution.

We highly suggest visiting your LGU or Municipal Agriculturist Office for assistance on information on your local crop production. 

Hare our contact information, feel free to contact us for other questions/queries.
Hotline: 8525-7313, 8524-0837, 8524-0889, (0961) 053-4848
Email: crpsd@buplant.da.gov.ph / crpsdchief@buplant.da.gov.ph

If you are not satisfied with the result of the review, you then have the right to appeal to the Office of the President under Administrative Order No. 22 (s. 2011).

Thank you.


Crop Research and Production Support Division
FOI Receiving Officer

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