Fertiliser giant opens branch in Cambodia

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Phnom Penh — The PetroVietnam Fertilizer and Chemicals Joint Stock Company (PVFCCo) officially opened a branch in Cambodia last Friday in an attempt to sell products directly to local farmers. Since the establishment of its representative office in Phnom Penh in May 2010, PVFCCo, an affiliate of the Viet Nam National Oil and Gas Group…


Fertiliser giant to stabilise prices

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HA NOI — Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai called on PetroVietnam Fertiliser and Chemicals Corporation (PVFCCo) to stabilise fertiliser prices and maintain reserves as required by the Government last Wednesday. Reportedly, selling prices of urea fertiliser increased by VND1.6 million (US$77) per tonne. PVFC Co plans to save input costs and balance the quantity…


Fertiliser poison risk following hot summer

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Incidents of poisoning in grazing stock have been associated with the application of fertilisers and conditioners on to grassland in dry conditions. Although cases are uncommon, the cases seen are usually avoidable. The products implicated vary in type and include nitrogen based fertilisers which have caused nitrate/nitrite toxicity and recently selenium supplemented fertilisers which have…


Bio-fertilizer Project Turns Waste into Wealth

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As part of the framework of the 2011 Mid-term Consultative Group (CG) Meeting for Vietnam which recently took place in Ha Tinh Province, a delegation of CG officials visited Quang Tri Province’s Huong Hoa District to see a project which aims to produce low-priced cassava bio-fertilizer. This project is being implemented by the Quang Tri…


Fertiliser, steel prices rise

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A multi-layered distribution system, high production and transport costs, and an artificial supply shortage have fuelled domestic fertiliser and steel prices despite the -autumn crop. The price started increasing by VND1,000-3,000 a kilo since late last year. For example, in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta region, urea fertiliser rose by VND1,300 to VND9,800 a kilo…


Farmers fret over high fertiliser prices during growing season

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A strong increase in fertiliser prices during June has caused farmers, who need to spray their summer-autumn crops, much worry, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Market Watch Team. Le Quoc Phong, deputy chairman of the Viet Nam Fertiliser Association and general director of the Binh Dien Fertiliser JSC, confirmed that urea and…


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