With the orientation of constructing biosecure rice cultivation areas in Nga Nam town, Soc Trang province, the project “Strengthen the resilience of poor population through climate change adaptive livelihoods” was deployed the application model of green fungi inoculants in the prevention of rice brown planthopper on an area of more than 180 hectares. This is one of the effective solutions in rice production to help reduce product costs, limit environmental pollution, and reduce pesticide residues to better protect the health of producers and consumers.

 

Sticky green fungus and the decimation of brown plant-hopper on the rice cultivation model using green fungi inoculants (right photo), the effect is evident compared to the field using insecticide 2 times (left photo).

Mr. Cao Van Sau – My Thanh Hamlet, Ward 3, Nga Nam Town shared: “My family has planted 1 ha rice. In previous years, I sprayed with sprays to kill brown planthoppers at least 2 times for about 2.5 million VND. This year, my family uses green fungi inoculants to prevent brown planthopper. If the cost is calculated, it is reduced by more than half and it does not take much labor. Not only that, when using green fungi inoculants in rice production, I feel better when using sprays to kill brown planthoppers because green fungus is safe for humans.

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The project ” Strengthen the resilience of poor population through climate change adaptive livelihoods” was conducted by the Consultative Institute for Socio-Economic Development of Rural and Mountainous Areas (CISDOMA) in collaboration with the People’s Committee of Nga Nam town, Soc Trang province in the period from July 2019 to June 2022 with the budget from the Bread for the World (BfdW) and Australia Fund for the People of Asia and the Pacific (AOP) in Vietnam is funded.