The estimate on the number of bearing trees to be reported for the semester should cover for the said reference period of the current year regardless of the date of collection. That is, the estimate for the First Semester of the current year should be for January to June even if the collection date is in May of the current year.
Check the acceptability of the bearing trees per hectare in comparison with the level in the series or parameters. It should be within the range or there should not be significant difference in bearing trees per hectare. Verify with the respondent for those with significant difference. There may be underestimation or overestimation in any or either of the area or number of bearing trees.
Verify by computing the number of bearing trees per hectare referring to the area for the year when the youngest bearing trees were planted. Bearing age of trees vary by crop. The resulting number of bearing tree per hectare should not be far from the province specific parameter. Note that there are still non-bearing trees planted in an area which shall result to a lower number of bearing trees per hectare. Unless the trees in the area given are all bearing.
Be conscious that some trees may not have bore fruit this period but has bore fruits in the past. Do not count the trees that have grown and reached bearing age but has not bore fruit. Count the trees that have bore fruit in the past and which may not have bore fruit this period.
Note that that there are still non-bearing trees planted in an area which shall result to a lower number of bearing trees per hectare. Unless the trees in the area given are all bearing.
The actual number of bearing trees of the current year where harvesting has been made in the past but may or may not have borne fruit or productive during the reference period due to cyclical production pattern of the crop.
All bearing trees that have bore fruit in the past and which may or may not have bore fruit during the reference period.
Source of information
The farmer-respondents are the source of information.