According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the current situation of the Covid-19 epidemic is very complicated, especially in the southern provinces and cities. According to the Plant Protection Department’s report, the summer-autumn crop and autumn-winter crop in 2021, the whole country has so far planted over 3,242,000 hectares of rice (nearly 714 thousand hectares in the North, nearly 310 in the North Central region). thousand hectares, over 332 thousand hectares in the South Central and Central Highlands, nearly 1,887 thousand hectares in the South).
In order to well protect rice production in the summer-autumn crop, the autumn-winter crop in 2021 and other crops, while ensuring the implementation of urgent measures to prevent and control the Covid-19 epidemic, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development proposed propose the People’s Committees of provinces and centrally run cities to direct the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the People’s Committees of districts to organize the prevention and control of a number of important harmful organisms. Specifically:
The provinces of the North and the North Central region have strengthened the direction of prevention and control of black-striped dwarf diseases, leaf blight, small leaf rollers, brown planthoppers, white-backed planthoppers, etc., which damage the summer-autumn rice crop – the 2021 crop. closely monitor the evolution of harmful organisms on other crops to take initiative in prevention and control measures.
The provinces of the South Central Coast and the Central Highlands shall direct the well implementation of forecasting, forecasting, and timely prevention and control of stem borers, small leaf rollers, blast diseases, blight… that damage spring and summer rice crops. autumn and winter. Strengthen the direction of prevention and control of cassava leaf mosaic disease; fall maize caterpillars; diseases die quickly, die slowly of pepper plants; mosquito bugs, cashew anthracnose and other plant pests.
Southern provinces closely monitor the evolution of harmful organisms and the sowing progress of summer-autumn and autumn-winter crops to actively prevent and control brown planthoppers, blast diseases, leaf blight, seed smudging, yellow dwarf disease – twisted dwarfism. leaves… on the rice plant. Strengthen the direction of prevention and control of cassava leaf mosaic disease; citrus fruit borers; fall maize caterpillars; coconut beetles; mosquito bugs, anthracnose damage cashew; powdery mildew and other plant pests.
The provinces and cities recommend that farmers take good care, apply balanced and concentrated fertilizers and implement integrated pest management measures (according to IPM) on crops to ensure yield and quality. .
Create favorable conditions for means of transport of agricultural products, goods and essential agricultural materials to ensure production, avoid congestion, disruption of the supply chain of materials and consumption of agricultural products.
Directing local media agencies to disseminate information on measures to prevent harmful organisms to the people.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development requested the Plant Protection Department to direct regional plant protection centers to regularly grasp the situation of harmful organisms and direct work in provinces and cities in the region; organize a reality check on the situation of harmful organisms in the fields in some key provinces (before epidemics). Coordinate with the Department of Crop Production to check the situation of harmful organisms and assist the locality in directing the prevention and control of harmful organisms.