InfoQuest (April 19, 2021) - According to Ms. Patchararatana Limsirikul, Director of the Agricultural Economic Office of the Eighth District of Changwat Suratthani under the Agricultural Economic Office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, the yield of four major fruits in seven provinces is expected to reach 699,244 tons, up 17 percent from last year.
The yield of durian, mangkhut, rambutan and laium domesticum will rise by 15 percent, 26 percent, 31 percent and 8 percent, respectively.
The planting area of these four fruits totals 1,208.43 million m2, up 4 percent of last year, and the fruit-producing area totals 1,003.35 million m2, up 3 percent of last year.
The yields of the fruits at the Andaman Sea are higher than those at the Gulf of Thailand, and the fruits will be picked successively since April and come to the market since July.
Weather change also affects fruit yields. Since March, the Agricultural Economic Office has cooperated with the Economic Fruit Survey Office to conduct field surveys, facilitate the formulation of fruit management plans, and prepare for the independent data forecast report in July.
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