Mekong Delta prepares for summer-autumn rice crop

Authorities in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta have warned farmers to sow the Summer-Autumn rice crop on schedule to ensure water for irrigation and avoid diseases.

In areas where there is a water shortage, rice farmers have been encouraged to switch to grow drought-resistant crops.

With assistance from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s plant cultivation department, the southern region is scheduled to sow the rice between April and June.

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