Southern provinces enjoy bumper rice harvest

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Hanoi Times English - 31 month(s) ago 4 readings

The Hanoitimes - Provinces in the southern region have now basically finished harvesting the winter-spring 2012 rice crop with a total volume recorded until April 15 of around 11.5 million tons, up o­ne million year-on-year.

The Hanoitimes - Provinces in the southern region have now basically finished harvesting the winter-spring 2012 rice crop with a total volume recorded until April 15 of around 11.5 million tons, up o­ne million year-on-year.

According to a recent report of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the southern region had harvested 1.7 million hectares of rice as of the middle of last year, or 86.5% of the total sown area. The Mekong Delta harvested 10.5 million tons in an area of 1.5 million hectares.

Besides, the average productivity of the region was 6.67 tons per hectare, which was 0.2 ton higher than the previous crop. The output was even much higher in the Mekong Delta, the country’s biggest rice granary, with 7.35-7.4 tons per hectare.

While some areas are harvesting the winter-spring crop, other localities have started sowing the summer-autumn crop.


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