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18/05/2019 - 17:48

In 2019, Long An strives to complete the target of 20,000 hectares of high-tech application rice

On May 17, Long An Provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) held a three-year preliminary review conference (November 2016 – April 2019) to implement the project "Building 20,000-hectare rice production areas applied high-tech in Long An province by 2020 ".

Director of DARD - Nguyen Thanh Truyen asked localities to continue promoting propaganda and raising farmers' awareness in the process of producing high-tech application rice.

Director of DARD - Nguyen Thanh Truyen asked localities to continue promoting propaganda and raising farmers' awareness in the process of producing high-tech application rice

According to the report of Long An Agriculture Service Center, up to now, the whole province has built 62 models with 13,364 hectares of high-tech application rice. In which, 100 percent of the area uses high quality seed, meets the certified standard with the quantity of 80-100 kilogram per hectare; 500 hectares use rice-implant machine; 90 percent of the area is collected straw after harvest; uses micro-organic fertilizer to reduce chemical fertilizers, uses green mushroom products to manage brown planthoppers and Sumitri products to treat rice straw to avoid organic poison.

As a result, most of the areas implementing the high-tech rice production model have higher productivity than traditional rice production areas from 300-500 kilogram per hectare and get higher profit from 4 to 6 million VND per hectare. Especially, the models of transplanting rice associated with the consumption of seed rice have a higher profit from 6 to 8 million VND per hectare than those out of the models.

In order to produce high-tech application rice effectively, at the conference, representatives of 6 districts and town were chosen as the places to implement the project (including districts of Tan Hung, Vinh Hung, Moc Hoa, Tan Thanh and Thanh Hoa and Kien Tuong town) presented the advantages and difficulties in implementing models and manage high-tech application rice production in localies; discuss, give ideas and develop plans to overcome difficulties and ensure the progress of project completion.

Farmers still face many difficulties in producing high-tech application rice

Farmers still face many difficulties in producing high-tech application rice

Director of DARD - Nguyen Thanh Truyen acknowledged and highly appreciated the results and asked localities to continue promoting propaganda and raising farmers' awareness in the process of producing high-tech application rice, replicate the use of certified rice varieties, bio-organic fertilizers, biological products, produce according to VietGAP standards, encourage farmers to associate with businesses towards sustainability to ensure profits and limit risks.

In 2019, DARD continues to implement 4 more models with an area of 500 hectares of high-tech application rice at Agricultural Cooperative of Say Giang Hamlet (in Vinh Hung district), Cooperative Group of Hamlet 4, in Binh Hoa Dong commune (Moc Hoa district) and Doan Van Tha Cooperative Team (in Thanh Hoa district). We strive to the end of 2019 and early 2020 that we will complete 20,000 hectares of producing high-tech application rice./.

By Bui Tung – Translated by Duc Tam

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