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Jilin records growth in agricultural economic development

Updated: November 10, 2022
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The harvest takes place of oat grass at a farm run by Shengyijindi Biological Agricultural Co in Taonan, Jilin province. [Photo by Sheng Shoupeng/For chinadaily.com.cn]

In the first three quarters of 2022, the agricultural economic development of Northeast China's Jilin province was stable and improving – and the total output value of agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fisheries increased by 3.3 percent year-on-year.

Since the spring, the province has made overall plans to do a good job in COVID-19 prevention and controls and prepare for the spring ploughing work.

During the field management period, guidance services were strengthened, a total of 192,000 technical guidance personnel were dispatched and quick-acting fertilizers and plant growth regulators were sprayed on 2,259,100 mu (150,607 hectares) of crops in need it.

As of Oct 31, 96.05 percent of the province's autumn grains had been harvested, of which 94.78 percent of the corn was harvested, while the harvest of rice and soybeans has basically been completed.

Focusing on promoting the high-quality development of rural characteristic industries and the characteristic economy, Jilin province has successively issued economic support policies for ginseng, edible and medicinal fungi and shed film and has put in place a special fund of 100 million yuan ($13.8 million).

In the first three quarters, vegetable output in the province reached more than 11.7 million metric tons, a year-on-year increase of 4.3 percent. The province has built 28,000 mu of vegetable sheds and 53 parks covering more than 30 mu each.

It is expected that the province's self-sufficiency rate for greenhouse vegetables will increase to more than 12 percent this winter.