August 30, 2011


China's Heilongjiang corn reaches 2011 record high



High-yield crops such as paddy and corn in the planting area of Northeast China's Heilongjiang province reached a record level of 9.2 million hectares this year, a rise of 1.04 million hectares or 13% over 2010.


The paddy and corn planting area in the province accounts for nearly 70% of its total grain acreage. Experts said that the significant rise of high-yield crops area will lay a solid foundation for its bumper harvests this year.


As corn and paddy prices were rising persistently, farmers could make bigger profit in planting the two crops than in soy, and were thus stimulated to adjust its planting structure, experts added.


Heilongjiang, a major grain production base in the country, produced 50.13 million tonnes of grain in 2010, a jump of 15.3% on-year.

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