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Jiaxing wins highest honor in Zhejiang for grain yield

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated : Mar 20, 2020

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Jiaxing in East China's Zhejiang province wins gold at a provincewide event held to recognize outstanding grain production cities, counties and individuals. [Photo/cnjxol.com]

Jiaxing in East China's Zhejiang province recently won gold at a provincewide event held to recognize outstanding grain production cities, counties and individuals, local media reported on March 19.

The triennial activity was launched by the Zhejiang Provincial Government in 2013 in a bid to encourage local governments to boost agriculture, particularly grain production.

Jiaxing has always been known as the "Barn of Northern Zhejiang", and in recent years the city has kept the area planted with grain crops stable and its total grain output and grain output per mu have always led the province.

The above achievements can be attributed to the measures Jiaxing has taken in boosting its overall grain production capacity.

To improve grain production, Jiaxing has issued a series of preferential policies and granted more than 60 million yuan ($8.47 million) in subsidies to grain farmers.

The city also adopted advanced technologies to boost grain yield per mu from 416.25 kg in 2016 to 431.32 kg in 2019, and has reduced the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides and promoted comprehensive use of straws.

Haiyan, a county in Jiaxing, won silver at the event; Yu Huiming from Jiaxing Agricultural and Fishery Technology Promotion Center and Xu Jun from Pinghu Agricultural Technology Promotion Center were honored as Advanced Workers in Grain Production; and Ling Jian from Nanyang village, obtained the title of Outstanding Grain Farmer.