Viet Nam News
ĐẮK LẮK — More than 35ha of ready-to-harvest sugarcane was burnt in Ea Sup District, the Central Highlands (Tây Nguyên) province of Đắk Lắk, causing severe damage.
Talking with vov.vn online newspaper, Nguyễn Bảo Lộc, deputy general director of Đắk Lắk Sugarcane Joint-Stock Company, on Friday, said the burnt sugarcane area was the material source for his company, adding that the damage of the fire was estimated at some VNĐ2 billion (US$88,000).
Currently, sugarcane growers in the Central Highlands provinces of Gia Lai and Đắk Lắk are entering the peak of the 2017-2018 sugarcane harvesting crop season.
However, at this time, the weather in the Central Highlands region is very dry, so the agricultural department warned farmers to raise vigilance and be careful with fire. Farmers need to push through the crop and harvest time to reach high yields, and sell the crop at the best prices.
Among the sugarcane area burnt, 18ha belonged to a farmer household in Ea Bung Commune, and 17ha to four other households in Ya Tờ Mốt Commune.
The sugarcane area was jointly planted by Đắk Lắk Sugarcane Joint-Stock Company with households in the border communes of Ea Sup District.
During the 2017-18 period, the company co-operated with Ea Sup District’s people to grow 7,000ha of sugarcane.
On December 20, 2017, more than 100ha of sugarcane, also the material region of Đắk Lắk Sugarcane Joint-Stock Company in Ea Sup District, was burned completely, with total damage up to VNĐ10 billion. — VNS