Disease kills Tet flowers en masse in Can Tho City

Several daisy flower growers in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho are in despair with disease having afflicted their flower crop en masse and on a very wide scale.

Mekong Delta famers nurturing their daisy flower crop for Tet Lunar New Year (Photo: SGGP)

Huynh Kim Huong from Binh Thuy District said that for the Tet season she had planted 1,600 daisy plant saplings but disease killed them all.

Nguyen Ngoc Ri, chairman of the Pho Tho Flower Club in Long Tuyen Ward, said that 40-50 percent of their daisy flowers have died.

According to the Agricultural Practice Encouragement Station in Binh Thuy District, the above daisy saplings were provided by the Southern Horticultural Research Institute.

The ongoing rainy weather had flooded the daisy flower plants which then became highly susceptible to bacteria and disease which killed the entire flower crop en masse.

By A. Binh – Translated by Hai Mien

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