Rice farmers told to follow sowing schedules amid saline intrusion, drought

Authorities have instructed farmers in the Mekong Delta to sow the summer-autumn rice crop on established schedules to mitigate the damage of drought, saltwater intrusion and disease.

The Plant Cultivation Department has set schedules for sowing the crop in the delta between March and June. In areas that can secure irrigation water, the sowing is in March and April, while sowing is set in May for areas located south of National Highway No 1 and 70km from the coast.

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