Flowers grown by the Phó Thọ Flower and Ornamental Plant Co-operative in Cần Thơ City. — VNS Photo Ngọc Diệp CẦN THƠ — Flower farmers in Cần Thơ City have improved their output through a project initiated by the Department of Science and Technology that has transferred technology and modern growing techniques to them. Nguyễn Thị Tố Uyên, head of the VNĐ4.1 billion (US$176,900) project, said it has been implemented by Bình An and Phó Thọ co- flower and ornamental plant operatives in Bình Thủy District. Of the investment, 50 per cent was funded by the city government and the rest by local farmers, she said. A research team successfully built a model using modern technologies to develop flower seeds and seedlings of high quality. The project, carried out since 2017, has focused on transferring two main technologies, in-vitro propagation and growing flower and ornamental plants in net houses for commercial purposes, Uyên said. The former enabled the production of the great amount of high-quality seeds and with great homogeneity. “Thousands of flowers’ seeds have been produced using this method,” Uyên said. Production in net houses is enabling farmers to adopt efficient irrigation technologies, balanced fertilisation and plant growth regulation, she said. “We can produce seedlings without… Read full this story
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