Chinese wheat harvest 2023 under special circumstances

Updated May 30, 2023
Long rains threaten the quality of the grain, and the fields may have to be urgently pumped out of water for the passage of combine harvesters. In early May, Chinese farmers began harvesting winter wheat, but the weather brings unpleasant surprises, this time in the form of prolonged rains. “Under the special circumstances of this year, Chinese farmers need to ensure timely harvesting and avoid mold at a later stage,” Xu Qiuying writes in an article posted on - Recently, farmers in Zhumadian and other places in Henan province reported that a grain of wheat is sprouting in the ear due to incessant rains, and the possibility of a successful harvesting campaign is in doubt. In this regard, on May 28, a video meeting was held in Henan Province with representatives of the authorities and the agricultural sector, during which it was proposed to make the scientific organization of emergency harvesting and drying a top priority, as well as to comprehensively check the ...
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