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Zhejiang sees increase in summer output of grains

ezhejiang.gov.cn| Updated: July 21, 2022 L M S

The total output of summer grains in Zhejiang province this year amounted to 731,000 tons, an increase of 77,000 tons compared to last year, according to the Zhejiang Provincial Bureau of Statistics.

This year, the sowing area of summer grains in Zhejiang was 183,600 hectares, an increase of 17,400 hectares over last year, and the sowing area for wheat was 130,667 hectares, an increase of 15,800 hectares over 2021.


Several harvesters in Changxing county, Huzhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]

Meanwhile, the output of wheat was 553,000 tons, a 14.3-percent year-on-year increase.

"The increase in sowing area of summer grains is mainly due to the introduction of more government incentives which have given farmers more motivation to plant grains," said an official of the National Bureau of Statistics, noting that authorities had earlier this year issued a series of policies to promote the high-quality development of the grain and oil industry.