China expects bumper summer crops

China expects bumper summer crops

BEIJING, June 1 (Greenpost) — Favorable weather conditions and an increase in cultivated land will see large grain harvests this summer, the Ministry of Agriculture (MOC) said Monday.

Sweeping rainfall across most parts of China in April, an important period in the wheat growth cycle, and summer-crop farmland increasing by 1 million mu (66,667 hectares) to 415 million mu had been good for crops, the MOC said.

The ministry is upbeat of the outlook for harvests this summer as long as favorable weather conditions continue and there are no natural disasters in the coming weeks.

Harvests of wheat and early-season rice begin around the end of May and continue until the beginning of July.

China’s summer-crops yield grew 3.6 percent from a year ago to 136.6 million tonnes in 2014, nearly a quarter of which came from central China’s Henan Province. Enditem

Source  Xinhua

Editor   Xuefei Chen Axelsson

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