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Bumper harvest helped by intelligent agriculture

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Combine harvesters are used to harvest rice on farmland belonging to the Beidahuang Agricultural Reclamation Group. CHINA DAILY

The Beidahuang Agricultural Reclamation Group, a State-owned enterprise in Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province, introduced on Oct 17 that it had completed harvesting its 3 million hectares.

This is anticipated to be the group’s 18th consecutive bumper 12 months, with an estimated grain harvest of over 23 million metric tons, 1.5 million greater than final 12 months.

Thanks to a succession of bumper harvests lately, China has ample provides of its fundamental agricultural merchandise and has ensured fundamental self-sufficiency in cereal grains, in addition to absolute total grain safety, officers stated.

Beidahuang is the identify used to designate the fertile area, together with the Sanjiang Plain alongside the Heilong and Nenjiang rivers, within the north of Heilongjiang.

In 1947, earlier than the founding of the People’s Republic of China, a bunch of army cadres from Yan’an and close by Nanniwan in Shaanxi province led troops to the area to develop what would later develop into the primary State-owned farms.

In 1976, the Heilongjiang Agricultural Reclamation Bureau was based. In 2018, it grew to become the Beidahuang Agricultural Reclamation Group, marking its transformation from State administration to a mixture of collectivization and enterprise.

Thanks to generations of effort and sacrifice, Beidahuang has seen fast rises in annual grain output, from 2,400 tons when farming started there to 21.5 million tons final 12 months.

Taking this 12 months’s anticipated harvest into consideration, Beidahuang may have produced greater than 500 million tons of grain for the nation for the reason that area was developed within the Fifties.

In current years, the Beidahuang Agricultural Reclamation Group has been working arduous on three fundamental duties: safety of the realm’s wealthy black soil, analysis and improvement of its seed trade and digital agricultural providers.

It has arrange 10 key demonstration areas for soil safety.

On over 2.8 million hectares of the group’s farmland, stalks are left intact after harvest slightly than being burned, which helps shield the soil. The group has additionally elevated funding in science and know-how, swapping conventional agriculture for contemporary, intelligent agriculture.

With the assistance of massive knowledge assortment and collation, it has created a digital agricultural service platform, offering info that can be utilized to handle the method of intelligent planting and improve model worth.

Beidahuang has achieved a 99 % mechanization price on arable land and is making growing use of superior know-how.

During this 12 months’s harvest, 3,187 agricultural machines had been used at Jiangchuan, a State-owned farm that’s a part of the group’s Hongxinglong Company.

“We completed harvesting the 20,000 hectares of arable land which are used to develop rice on Oct 10,” stated Zhou Qiao, a member of the farm’s publicity division. “And we achieved a 99 % harvesting mechanization price.”

By 2025, the group is anticipated to take the lead in realizing agricultural modernization within the nation, with the purpose of reaching complete grain manufacturing capability of 25 million tons.