Wheat output allays concerns over food security
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)