'Granary of China' Braces For More Wheat-Damaging Rain
USAgNet - 06/02/2023
According to a Reuters article, China's largest wheat-growing province of Henan is expected to be hit by more rain in coming days, state forecasters said on Thursday, complicating efforts to harvest grain already damaged by wetter-than-normal weather in late
Known as the granary of China, the south of Henan was struck by higher-than-normal rainfall in the last week of May, days ahead of the harvest of wheat planted last winter.
The rains have caused some grain to sprout or be hit by blight.
China's winter wheat accounts for the majority of the country's annual output.
Medium to heavy rain can be expected in the south of Henan on Saturday, national weather forecasters said on Thursday.
Most of the country's other key wheat-growing provinces, including the central and southern parts of Henan, Anhui, Hebei, Jiangsu, and southern Shaanxi, have also been drenched by recent rain, said Ma Wenfeng, a senior analyst with Beijing Orient Agribusiness Consultancy.
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