Li Ting, a farmer in Taizhao Village, manages farms of over 240 mu (16 hectares) planted with wheat, corn and Chinese medicine herbs.
In Li's memory, farming was laborious as it requires great labor work, and people had to mainly rely on man-made tools like plows and wooden pitchfork.
Li's father used to work in an agricultural machinery cooperative, and Li Ting witnessed the convenience brought by agricultural mechanization. He started an agricultural machinery cooperative jointly run with villagers. Over 100 agricultural machines and tools have been introduced, and the cooperative updates its storage based on villagers' needs.
Equipped with new technologies such as GPS, UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) and harvester, farmers increased their harvest capacity and efficiency, Li said.
(Source: Xinhua)September 22, 2020