Protect summer-autumn rice against drought and saltwater intrusion

Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Published Apr 18, 2024

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Hau Giang province in Vietnam is gearing up for the 2024 summer-autumn rice crop, targeting to sow 73,800 hectares, with over 42,000 hectares already planted by early April. The sowing is strategically planned in two phases to mitigate the impact of saltwater intrusion in certain areas. The local agricultural authorities are advising farmers on effective pest management, emphasizing the importance of keeping fields irrigated to prevent thrips damage. Additionally, recommendations include fertilizing during the cooler parts of the day and the early use of potassium fertilizer to enhance the rice plants' resilience against adverse weather conditions.
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In the 2024 summer-autumn rice crop, Hau Giang province plans to sow 73,800 hectares. By the first week of April, farmers had sown more than 42,000 hectares. Currently, rice is mainly in the seedling and tillering stages. The summer rice sowing season is recommended by the Hau Giang agricultural sector in 2 main periods. Phase 1 from March 26 - April 1 and phase 2 from April 24 - 30. However, for localities affected by annual saltwater intrusion in Long My district, Vi Thanh city and Nga Bay city, farmers sow summer-autumn rice when the rainy season begins. According to recommendations of the agricultural sector of Hau Giang province, for summer-autumn rice fields that are in the seedling and tillering stage like today, people need to well manage weeds, thrips, golden apple snails, and mice. harm. In particular, farmers should be advised not to let their fields dry out in hot weather because this will be a favorable condition for thrips to arise and cause serious damage. Before ...
Source: Agriculture
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