Technology boosts Zhejiang's agricultural development
en.hangzhou.com.cn   2023-01-10 16:40   Source: hangzhou.com.cn

Tens of thousands of agricultural products from around Zhejiang Province were displayed at Zhejiang Agricultural Fair 2022 held in Hangzhou International Expo Center yesterday. Among them, water-saving drought-resisting rice drew extensive attention.

The high-quality drought-resisting rice, known for its high yield and water conservation, can save more than 50% water and over 30% fertilizers, reduce pollution from non-point sources by more 70% and lower carbon emission by more than 90% compared with traditional rice, making it an effective approach for stabilizing and increasing rice production of lands with scarce water. Despite of sustained high temperature last summer, the yield of the rice hit a record high in Taizhou, Hangzhou and other regions in 2022. The result owes to innovative breakthrough in rice plantation technology. 

The Modern Agriculture Industrial Park officially launched digital management system at Hangzhou Agricultural Development Promotion Meeting. Based on digital technology, the park aims to build an intelligent breeding platform, an IoT monitoring system and a real-time cloud platform commanding system to scale up production and promote visual and replicable development of the research findings.

Also on display at the Agricultural Fair were local special products of Hangzhou, Chun’an camellia oil and other characteristic agricultural and sideline products of Zhejiang Province. 

Author: Text by Ye Lijiao  Editor: Ye Lijiao