Abnormal weather affects agriculture in spring

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Extreme weather across China has affected agricultural production in many provinces. A recent cold snap brought snow to the north part of China while a devastating drought continues to linger in southwest China's Yunnan, Guano, Guizhou and east China's Shandong.






A frosty coating in Mount Lu

 NE China hit by heavy snow 

 Drought continues in SW China

The snowstorm on Monday and Tuesday hitting many parts of Heilongjiang Province, damaged more than 90,000 seedlings in the province. Direct economic losses were estimated at almost 600 million yuan. A cold snap in north China's Shaanxi Province, the country's biggest apple growing base, would also dent agricultural output.

• Rare spring blizzard hits Heilongjiang

In east China's Shandong Province, farmland affected by drought had increased from 300,000 Mu (20,000 hectare) on April 8 to 400,000 Mu (about 26,666 hectare) as of Wednesday, according to the provincial government.

The drought in southwest China also continues. As of Tuesday, more than 121 million Mu of farmland had been affected by the lingering drought nationwide, according to the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters.

More Information:

• The reason of the temperature drops in the spring 

• How to retrieve the agricultural loss after the spring chill


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• Cold snap in N. China may push up int'l apple prices

• Temperature drops hit crops in E China

• Rare April snow falls on Mt. Laoshan

• The wait for spring is long

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• Snowstorm closes highways, schools in NE China

• Wen encourages spring farming efforts

• Strong wind to sweep through north China

• Drought-hit China region lowers grain output target

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