Ordos sees bumper autumn harvest this year
Updated: 2022-11-07 (chinadaily.com.cn) Print
Corn is harvested in the city of Ordos in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region. [Photo/Ordos Daily]
The city of Ordos in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region successfully completed its autumn harvest on Nov 2.
Statistics from the city show that Ordos' total grain crop output this year exceeded 2.03 billion kilograms, an increase of 0.75 percent over the previous year and meaning Ordos has achieved grain crop harvests 19 years in a row.
To ensure the grain harvest, Ordos made a series of efforts, from promoting planting techniques, strengthening pest prevention and control, and advancing agricultural climate monitoring and notification, to increasing farmers' enthusiasm for planting by issuing related subsidies.
This year, Ordos promoted soybean and corn ribbon compound planting technology in an area covering 200,000 mu (13,333.33 hectares), installed 172 sets of pest monitoring and control equipment, and introduced two sets of intelligent pest monitoring equipment.
Meanwhile, Ordos promoted various policies that benefit farmers, distributed 66.27 million yuan ($9.45 million) in disaster relief funds for agriculture and animal husbandry, and issued 707.46 million yuan in subsidies for farmland protection, producers, and grain-growing farmers.