"I'm planting a 'high-tech field' now!" said a farmer from east China’s Anhui province. For farmers like him, thanks to advanced technology,
they no longer have to depend solely on weather conditions for an
increase of production.
A drone sprays pesticides over an orchard in a village in Linfen, north China’s Shanxi province. (Photo/Xinhua)
Yu Wenhe, a farmer from Anhui province said that for his high-yield
disaster resistant varieties, he no longer need to rely solely on the
weather conditions; from planting to harvest, every process can be
finished by machines, and the yield can be well guaranteed.
"Mobile phones have become the new farm tools. You can control the land
at home," Yu opened the mobile phone software and had a clear
understanding about the "transplanting area", "operation track" and
"After farm machines are equipped with positioning function, I can
grasp in time about how many seedlings and how much fertilizer are
needed, as well as receive accurate data,” Yu said.
Agricultural science and technology, such as the integration of
agricultural machinery and agronomy and intelligent agriculture, helps
ensure the high production of autumn grain crops.
"Farming has changed from manual work to technical work!" said Huang
Qinyong, a farmer from the eco-agricultural demonstration field in
Zhengbaotun town, Xiajin county, east China's Shandong province, adding
that "the leaves of these corns are thick and broad. Under the guidance
of experts, the temperature can be calculated accurately. When growing
five days later than usual, the plants are 20 centimeters higher than
the ordinary varieties."
Huang also noted that with the application of a new type of organic
fertilizer and high-tech agricultural equipment, corn can grow faster,
with abundant and well-developed roots; this year, the yield of more
than 300 mu (20 hectares) of corn is expected to increase by more than
100 jin (50 kilograms) per mu.
"The breeding level has been improved; agricultural mechanization and
intelligence has been improved, and the disaster prevention and
reduction system is improving to help stabilize grain production
capacity," Li Maosong, a researcher at Chinese Academy of Agricultural
At present, the coverage rate of fine varieties in China has reached 96
percent; varieties' contribution rate to agricultural yield has
increased over 43 percent, and the comprehensive mechanization rate of
crop cultivation and harvest has exceeded 70 percent.