Ministry announces steps to counter effects of La Nina on agriculture


Farmers in Liujiang district, Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous area, pack greens for supply to North China. [Photo by Li Hanchi/Xinhua]

The Agriculture Ministry launched a plan lately to sort out doable agricultural disasters attributable to La Nina, a climate sample that stems from cooler-than-average ocean floor temperature within the equatorial Pacific.

As a La Nina occasion is anticipated to arrive in winter and pose threats to agriculture, the plan goals to alleviate its adverse effects and make sure the vegetable provide in winter and the approaching spring, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs mentioned.

The plan proposes technical measures to stop and management agricultural disasters in numerous area, akin to these aimed toward stopping freeze and frost of winter wheat in northern China.

Major manufacturing areas of greenhouse greens ought to examine and repair the sheds prematurely and sweep collected snow to keep away from the injury.

To stop spring drought, the ministry recommended northern areas to use methods together with water-retaining spray and plastic floor cowl. Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province ought to velocity up drainage to stop spring floods.

The plan urges native authorities to strengthen monitoring of crop progress, soil moisture, and disasters and make emergency preparations in phrases of inspection tools and satisfactory seeds.