Published: 1/12/2011 at 12:00 AM
Newspaper section: Business
The Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) has teamed up with a CP Group unit to help flood-affected farmers resume work with more efficient production methods.
Rice farmers who obtained career rehabilitation loans from BAAC have the option of entering the programme,perforated wire mesh,防洪墙-墙体保温网, in which farm management,Square wire mesh, technologies and hybrid rice seeds are essential.
Montri Congtrakultien,钢格板, CEO of the Crop Integration Business Group (CPS),Small coil wire, said innovation in cultivation could help flood-hit farmers cope with troubles stemming from climate change.
Hybrid seeds offering strong yields and disease resistance are provided,football fence, while more machine usage is urged to ramp up efficiency.
The company will buy back paddy at fair prices or help farmers to improve and distribute paddy to the market.
CPS has prepared 1,Gabion Mats,Workers, bosses get fiscal relief-steel wire mesh,700 tonnes of CP111 hybrid rice seed to support the programme. It claims the seed offers productivity of 850 kilogrammes per rai,pvc coated welded wire mesh, about two times higher than the average yield of Thai rice.
The agreement signed yesterday between Mr Montri and BAAC executive vice-president Arun Lertwilai is part of BAAC’s rehabilitation programme for flood victims.
The bank reported 341,不锈钢软态丝,496 farm households farming 9.03 million rai of rice fields had 4.68 million tonnes of paddy damaged. BAAC offers low-interest loans of up to 100,Gabions Retaining Wall,000 baht to flood-affected farmers. A three-year debt moratorium with no interest charges is allowed for farmers whose farmland and production were destroyed.
The Agricultural Economics Office reported that the disasters caused 72 billion baht in damages to the farm sector,Flood of sanctions fails to halt Syrian bloodshed-U type wire,gabion box, dragging down the industry to 1% growth this year from a prediction of 3% earlier.
About 1.4 million people in the sector were victims,expanded metal, of which 1.3 million worked in rice and other crops.
To assist rice farmers,Don Mueang airport dry-black annealed wire,field fences, the Rice Department plans to distribute 72,Geotextile,000 tonnes of rice seeds to farmers for free,齿型钢格板, with a limit of 10 kg/rai and 10 rai.
That volume is unlikely to meet unusually high demand this year. Normally about 900,蛇篭,000 tonnes of seeds are needed each year,basketball fence mesh, but the Rice Department can only supply 100,expanded wire mesh with flatten and raised,000 tonnes each year,不锈钢丝, causing farmers to reuse paddy for replanting or turning to companies such as CPS for seeds.
Mr Montri said CP111 took a decade of development. The hybrid has been used in 3,对插钢格板,500 rai in the north and central plains for two crops with an average yield of 1,Crimped wire mesh,037 kg per rai.
Military Barriers/Hesco Bastions
The QIAOSHI’s Military Barriers or Hesco Bastions is a modern gabion used for flood control and military fortification. It is made of a collapsible steel wire mesh container and heavy duty fabric liner,Steel Fence Post, and used as a temporary to semi-permanent dike or barrier against blast or small-arms. One of the less heralded life- and labor-saving devices of war,Windows Screen, it is used on nearly every United States Military base in Iraq as well as on NATO bases in Afghanistan.
Assembling the Hesco Bastion entails unfolding it and (if available) using a front end loader to fill it with sand,Fence Netting, dirt or gravel. The placement of the barrier is generally very similar to the placement of a sandbag barrier or earth berm except that room must generally be allowed for the equipment used to fill the barrier. The main advantage of Military Barrier,Star Picket, strongly contributing to their popularity with troops and flood fighters,PVC Coated Welded Wire Mesh, is the quick and easy setup. Previously,welded mesh machine, people had to fill sandbags,sports field fence, a slow undertaking,镀锌电焊网片, with one worker filling about 20 sandbags per hour. Workers using Military Barrier and a front end loader can do ten times the work of those using sandbags.
The Hesco Barrier come in a variety of sizes. Most of the barriers can also be stacked,soccer fence,Flood Prevention technology-hesco bastion, and they are shipped collapsed in compact sets. Example dimensions of typical configurations are 46″ x 36″ x 32 (1.4m x 1.1m x 9.8m) to 7 x 5 x 100 (2.1m x 1.5m x 30m).
A new system of Hesco Bastion developed specially for military use is deployed from a container,水沟盖, which is dragged along the line of ground where the barrier is to be formed,stainless steel wire, unfolding up to several hundred meters of barrier in minutes,stainless wire mesh, ready for filling with soil by a backhoe.
Filled with sand,razor barbed wire, 60 centimetres (24 inches) of barrier thickness will stop rifle bullets and shell fragments. It takes 1.5 metres (five feet) of thickness to prevent penetration by a rocket propelled grenade round. Approximately 1.2 metres (four feet) of thickness provides protection against most car bombs.