Mekong Delta begins harvest of summer autumn rice

The summer autumn rice crop’s productivity in the Mekong Delta provinces has increased thanks to fine weather, which has reduced insects & diseases, helped famers to save costs, according to the Mekong Delta Rice Research Institute on June 8.

Harvest of summer autumn rice in Dong Thap Province (Photo: SGGP)

The Mekong Delta has about 1.7 million hectares of summer autumn rice expected to yield 7-8 million tons of rice.

Farmer Nguyen Van Tham from Thoi Lai District, Can Tho City said that they have reaped a good crop with productivity reaching 6.5-7 tons per hectare.

Traders are now purchasing fresh normal rice at VND4,100 per kilogram and fresh long grain variety at VND4,500 per kilogram. These prices profit farmers VND15-20 million per hectare.

By Huynh Loi – Translated by Hai Mien

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