Henan's wheat sowing has basically reached an end, said local authority on November 12. By the afternoon of November 12, 99.3 percent of the planned winter wheat sowing area had been completed with 190 thousand mu per day on average. Besides, 79.98 million mu of wheat has sprouted.
Since late October this year, Runan county of Henan's Zhumadian city has dispatched 60 agricultural technicians divided into 10 technical groups to provide guidance for wheat sowing in its 18 townships (or sub-district offices). Moreover, 28 thousand copies of technical instructions have been handed out to guide farmers to select good-quality seeds before sowing.
Wheat sowing is progressing in an orderly manner in Fugou county of Henan's Zhoukou city thanks to the favorable weather and suitable soil moisture content. Local agricultural departments also sent agricultural experts to the front line for profitable wheat production by providing guidance for wheat preparation, sowing and management, explaining technical information such as land tilling, seed selection and fertilization, and solving problems encountered in sowing process.
So far, Zhengzhou, Zhumadian, Zhoukou, Pingdingshanand Nanyang have basically finished their wheat sowing, while Xinyangcompletes nearly90percent. (Text: dahe.cn Translator: Zhao Hanqing & Yang Jiaxin proofreader: Ding Lan)