Khanh Vinh District focuses on developing key crops

Friday, 28/08/2020, 23:16 [GMT+7]

Khanh Vinh District focuses on developing key crops

Changing crop structure associated with agricultural restructuring, in recent years, Khanh Vinh District in Khanh Hoa Province has identified key plants including green-skin grapefruit, durian, mango and jackfruit to orientate development. Since then, the local agriculture has prospered.
 
Coming to the farm with more than 6 hectares of green grapefruits in VietGAP model of farmer Dang Thai Luyen in Son Thanh village, Khanh Phu commune, we were impressed by the orchard of fruit trees here. Luyen shared, “After a long time researching and learning about the natural conditions and prospects of crops, in 2017, I invested in growing green skin grapefruits. This is the key crop of the district . It’s suitable to soil and climate, encouraged to grow. With the Khanh Vinh green skin grapefruit brand and the VietGAP-oriented production model, I have no difficulty finding markets for sale, the output is always as high as expected ”.
 
In the past, traditional crops of Khanh Vinh District were rice, corn, noodles and sugarcane, produced in a small scale. Their productivity, product quality, economic efficiency and land use efficiency are still low. Since then, the district has researched and determined suitable crop structure to develop with 4 main crops, including green skin grapefruit, durian, mango and jackfruit.
 

 

Green-skin grapefruits in Khanh Vinh
Green-skin grapefruits in Khanh Vinh
 
According to Luong Nguyen Nhat Truong - Deputy Head of the district Division of Agriculture and Rural Development, over the past few years, the project on developing key crops has been implemented in association with the district’s potentials and strengths, bringing initial positive results, creating a big turning point in the restructuring of crops. In the 2016-2020 period, the district has concentrated resources to support households participating in the project to convert from plants of low economic value to planting 4 crops of high economic value. In 2016 and 2017, the district developed key crops for 213 households in 7 communes: Khanh Dong, Khanh Hiep, Khanh Trung, Khanh Nam, Khanh Thanh, Song Cau and Khanh Phu with a total area of 174.86ha, including 168.21ha of green grapefruits and 6.65ha of durians. 100% of households participating in the project have been trained in fruit tree planting techniques and supported with seedlings, fertilizers, irrigation ... with a total implementation cost of more than 4.1 billion.
 
Thanks to the changing of crop structure in the right direction, especially key crops, up to now, the district has developed 976.7 ha of key crops, including 550 ha of green-skin grapefruits, 100ha of durians, 155ha of mangoes, 171.7ha of jackfruits to step by step build an area specialized in fruit tree cultivation, produce commodity-oriented agricultural products, and increase people's income. Along with the development of key crops, the district continues to maintain and develop production according to the model of a safe food chain with 85 hectares of 55 households certified for production according to VietGAP standards in recent years. ; to form a specialized green-skin grapefruit tree cultivation area and successfully built the collective mark "Khanh Vinh green-skin grapefruit", which was granted a collective trademark registration certificate by the National Office of Intellectual Property.
 
In the coming time, in order to develop key crops in depth, Khanh Vinh District is building a plan to implement the Project on restructuring the agriculture in the direction of increasing added value and developing sustainably until 2025, orientation to 2030; increasing the application of scientific and technical advances, technological innovation, using new varieties with high yield, quality, and resistance to pests and diseases. At the same time, the district will increase investment in the agricultural technical infrastructure, especially irrigation works in the Song Cho 1 reservoir to expand the irrigated area for the fruit tree areas; develop ecotourism, cultural tourism and country tourism in association with clean agricultural production, orchards, etc.
 
Vinh Thanh
 
Translated by T.T