Delta sets high rice yield target

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The nation's biggest rice basket, the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, targets producing 21.5 million tonnes of rice, the same as last year. The delta provinces plan to cultivate two to three crops on 1.8 million ha.

HCM CITY — The nation's biggest rice basket, the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, targets producing 21.5 million tonnes of rice, the same as last year.

The delta provinces plan to cultivate two to three crops on 1.8 million ha.

Of that total, 1 million hectare will be planted with quality rice seedlings that have high productivity.

The irrigation systems and times for cultivation will be prepared carefully, especially for the autumn-winter crop.

The time between the spring-summer and summer-autumn crop will be extended by three weeks, which will help prevent pest infestation. Provinces will also monitor salty water invasion.

The provinces have also been urged to train human resources and provide equipment to provincial seed centres.

In addition, they will closely supervise seed companies and agents to ensure that they provide good seeds to farmers. — VNS

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