At the time of field procession for 7 rice workers (1 labor = 1,000m2), Mr. Tran Van Tu in My Nhon commune, Ba Tri district was worried because the price of fertilizer had doubled compared to the previous year's rice crop.
Tu said, currently, the price of 3-color NPK mixed fertilizer is more than 900 thousand/bag (50kg), high-grade 1-color (imported) type is priced from 1.05-1.2 million VND/bag .
Particularly for single fertilizers such as nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, increased from 9,000 VND/kg to 18,000 VND/kg, DAP compound fertilizer from 12,000 VND/kg increased by 25,000 VND/kg… Besides, food protection drugs objects increased by 15-20% compared to before.
Mr. Tu shared, with the current price, he had to reduce the amount of fertilizer for the plants, because if the fertilizer was enough as before, the investment cost would increase and the profit would decrease.
That is not to mention other services such as: land preparation costs, water pumping costs (increase in gasoline and oil prices), harvesting costs, etc. have increased in price. Meanwhile, the current selling price of rice is still low and farmers will not be profitable.
Ms. Nguyen Thi Hoa, Chau Binh commune, Giong Trom district said, it is at the end of the rainy season.
Therefore, the family's 8 acres of coconut land need to be fertilized to provide enough nutrients for the tree to withstand the upcoming drought and salinity. But now, the price of fertilizer has increased, Ms. Hoa is concerned about not having enough money to buy fertilizer.
Ms. Hoa shared, each year the family's coconut garden fertilizes 2-3 times, each time the cost of buying fertilizer is from 4-5 million, but now the price of fertilizer increases, the cost of buying fertilizer increases from 9-10. million dong.
In addition, there are additional costs to strengthen the embankment, store fresh water to irrigate the plants in the coming saline season. Currently, Ms. Hoa is looking for organic fertilizers, buying cow manure to compost to fertilize plants, contributing to reducing investment costs for the garden.
According to Mr. Nguyen Van Hoa, owner of a fertilizer store in Giong Trom district, the price of fertilizer has increased due to a sharp increase in the demand for fertilizer for plants.
In addition, domestic fertilizer supply is limited, mainly raw materials are imported from abroad. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, increased transportation costs make fertilizer prices go up. Fertilizer prices have doubled compared to before.
Mr. Huynh Quang Duc, Deputy Director of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Ben Tre province, said that the high price of fertilizer has greatly affected the production of farmers, especially rice farmers.
However, the rice area in Ben Tre is not much, mainly coconut trees and fruit trees. Therefore, the functional branch of Ben Tre province has recommended that people use locally available organic fertilizers to fertilize crops, in order to reduce the amount of chemical fertilizers and contribute to reducing costs in production.
According to Mr. Duc, Ben Tre has a total herd of more than 200,000 cows and more than 170 thousand goats, which is a very good condition for people to use cow and goat manure to make organic fertilizer for crops.
The province's agricultural sector has organized many training courses so that people know how to compost effectively. In addition, step by step directing people to fully use organic fertilizers for plants.
In addition, calling on people to use organic fertilizers for coconut trees and fruit trees to help them have better tolerance to drought and salinity.
Moreover, many organic coconut gardens have been signed to cooperate with companies to consume output products with prices higher than the market by 5-10 thousand VND/dozen (12 fruits).
In the coming time, the functional sector will continue to guide people to convert to using organic fertilizers for crops, contributing to reducing production costs compared to using chemical fertilizers.
Source: Huynh Phuc Hau - Vietnambiz - According to TTXVN