Impact of salinity intrusion on rice productivity in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta

Huynh Viet Khat, Nguyen Huu Dang, Mitsuyasu Yabe

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Abstract

This study conducted a survey with rice farmers in three regions with the same natural environment conditions, social characteristics (e.g. the same social and farming culture, ethnicity, type of soil), and only differed with respect to the level of salinity in Soc Trang province, one of the most salinity-affected areas in the 'Vietnamese Mekong Delta. The first area is Dai Tarn village completely unaffected by salt water intrusion at the period from the end of 2015 to the beginning of 2016, the most heavily salinity-affected time in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta. Two other areas were Lieu Tu and Lich Hoi Thuong village rated as high and very high salinity respectively. The results showed that rice yield loss due to saltwater intrusion was estimated from 2.5 to 4.05 tons ha-1 a year.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-148
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
Volume63
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2018

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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