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“Farm Man Yum”, the collaborated app of dtac and ricult, is forecasting rainfall volume to prepare Thai farmers for the upcoming drought3 min read

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Posted date July 31, 2019

“Farm Man Yum”, the collaborated application from dtac and ricult, has revealed that the rainfall volume in the second half of the year will be low and delayed, especially at the northeastern region. The affected area are as followed: Choom-Puang district, Nakhon Ratchasima province, Varin Chumrab district, Ubon Ratchathani province, Meung district, Surin province, Pa Sak Cholasit dam and Ubolratana dam. Thus, the farmers in these aforementioned areas are encouraged to receive an accurate rainfall and weather forecast from “Farm Man Yum”. The application is able to forecast the rainfall volume effectively toward individual planting plots and the ranges of duration are varied from 7 days, 6 weeks and 9 months ahead.

The rainfall volume in Nakhon Ratchasima province will be lower than the same duration last year. Farmers are strongly encouraged to store the water to prevent the rice plants from dying.

“Farm Man Yum” has revealed the 9-month rainfall forecast of Choom-Puang district, Nakhon Ratchasima province that the rainfall volume will be lower compared to the same time last year. Similarly, “Farm Man Yum” has forecasted in 6 weeks ahead that the rainfall volume will not increase until the mid of August. Thus, the planted rice would require a water storage to prevent from mass dying.

9-month ahead rainfall forecast of Choom-Puang district, Nakhon Ratchasima province by “Farm Man Yum”

6-week ahead rainfall forecast of Choom-Puang district, Nakhon Ratchasima province by “Farm Man Yum”

Farmers in Ubon Ratchathani province are encouraged to store a water during September-october to prevent the rice’s flattening

Farmers from Varin Chumrab district, Ubon Ratchathani province are encouraged to store the water during September-october period which is the blooming period for rice . If the rainfall in this period is as low as the lowest forecast of “Farm Man Yum”, the rice will be flattened and fall from the standard.

9-month ahead rainfall forecast of Varin Chumrab district, Ubon Ratchathani province by “Farm Man Yum”

Farmers in Mueng district, Surin province must be aware of the water shortage in October.

The rainfall volume in Mueng district, Surin province during a 9-month rainfall forecast  from ricult appears to be in the same rate with Ubon Ratchathani province but the water level will be lower. Farmers in Surin must be awared of water shortage during October.

9-month ahead rainfall forecast of Mueng district, Surin province by “Farm Man Yum”

The water level in Pa Sak Cholasit dam, Lopburi province and Ubolratana dam, Khon Kaen province has reached its critical level

The shortage of the rainfall and its delayed period has decreased the water level of Pa Sak Cholasit dam, Lopburi province and Ubolratana dam, Khon Kaen province to its critical level. The damage is evident on Pa Sak Cholasit dam which has earlier announced the farmers from the nearby area to refrain from long-period farming. The act is to save the water level. To make the matter worse, “Farm Man Yum” has revealed that the rainfall volume of the second half of the year will be critically low to the point that will affect the citizen’s usage.

9-month ahead rainfall forecast of Pa Sak Cholasit dam, Lopburi province by “Farm Man Yum”

9-month ahead rainfall forecast of Ubolratana dam, Khon Kaen province by “Farm Man Yum”

By the upcoming drought which will be increasingly worsened in times, Thai farmers are strongly encouraged to use “Farm Man Yum” , the collaborated application from dtac and ricult which will help forecasting the rainfall volume in various time period ahead : 7 days, 6 weeks and 9 months. “Farm Man Yum” will be vital for the farming plan of Thai farmers in this water scarcity situation. “Farm Man Yum” is the function in “Farmer Info” application which are open to free download via App Store and Google Play. The other service users are welcomingly allowed to use this application.

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