New Irrigation Methodology Benefits Heilongjiang Rice Farmers

9 Nov 2020 by Local Press Report
JIAMUSI

Heilongjiang province, a major rice producer, has adopted irrigation methods in more than half of its rice planting areas in a bid to curb over use of water. The new irrigation approach is being used in 2 million hectares of the province's 3.8 million hectares of rice fields, said the Heilongjiang Department of Water Resources. Under the new approach, instead of the traditional method of keeping rice fields flooded with water, farmers irrigate their crops only several times a year based on the moisture content of the soil. In addition to saving water resources, the irrigation method also saves the farmers money.

Source: China Daily

Source: China Daily