Wheat out­put al­lays con­cerns over food se­cu­rity

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

All 11 ma­jor grain-grow­ing prov­inces in China have all re­ported higher yields this month, which will bol­ster China’s grain out­put self-suf­f­i­cency and al­lay wor­ries over food se­cu­rity this year, the Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture said.

Win­ter wheat in China is usu­ally planted be­tween Septem­ber and Novem­ber, and har­vested in the sum­mer or early au­tumn of the fol­low­ing year. The win­ter wheat crop ac­counts for more than 90 per­cent of China’s to­tal wheat out­put.

Wang Zhimin, a pro­fes­sor who spe­cial­izes in wheat grow­ing tech­nol­ogy at the Bei­jing-based China Agri­cul­tural Univer­sity, said the higher grain out­put comes de­spite in­ad­e­quate snow­fall and rain in the crop-grow­ing re­gions. (Photo 2)

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