Current weather in the Central Highlands region is now favorable for multiplication of pests, with coffee farms there already affected, according to a Vietnam News Agency report.
Lam Dong Province has had over 32,831 hectares of coffee plants that are withering and 24,552 hectares facing yellow-leaf disease. The situation is grave in Bao Lam, Di Linh, Lam Ha and Lac Duong districts, and Bao Loc City.
Meanwhile, Dak Lak Province, the country’s main coffee growing area, has been struggling with thousands of hectares of disease-affected coffee.
According to the Central Highlands Agriculture and Forestry Science Institute, coffee farming households and trading firms should apply coffee farming practices that can help resist pests but do no harm to users.
Based on research on biological features and development processes of pests, the institute recommends farming households and enterprises to use suitable chemicals for each species of pest.
Central Highlands provinces have over 526,168 hectares under coffee cultivation, with Dak Lak having the largest area at over 200,000 hectares, Lam Dong over 150,000 hectares and the rest belonging to Dak Nong, Gia Lai and Kon Tum.
The Saigon Times Daily