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Rice from China has been successfully planted in the deserts of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, a
nd its yield has hit a record high, leading to an agricultural breakthrough in the city.上海后花园品茶微信
The seawater rice yield reached 629 kilograms per mu (0.06 hectare), a result observed by experts from China and Dubai on J
u上海后花园ne 6. This yield is on par with the advanced level of international rice planting in desert areas and saline-alkali soil.
The sea rice project, launched by the Wuhan Haidao International Agricultural Development Co of Hubei province last O
ctober, broke the record for Dubai desert rice planting in terms of planting area and rice yield. This achi上海后花园
evement was praised by the ruler of Dubai and the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Dubai.
上海后花园Invited by Dubai, experts from the company provided all te
chnological services for seawater rice planting in Dubai’s deserts and deve
loped the proprietary “Haidao 86” rice species. They began their work in November.上海后花园品茶微信
Dubai has quite special agricultural, ecological and climate conditi
上海后花园ons. In other words, disadvantages — including low temperatures at night for the seeding stage
, high temperatures and dry winds in the earing period and low rainfall. The favorable period for rice growth is also quite
short. Any small mistake in cultivation may lead to failure, the Wuhan company said.上海后花园品茶微信
Barren soil, insects, bird strikes and shortage of water
have been major hindrances for rice planting in Dubai deserts, the上海后花园
company said, adding pesticides and inorganic nitrogenous fertilizers were not allowed in the project area.
上海后花园品茶微信In recent years, many domestic and international companies tried to plant rice in Dubai wi
thout satisfying results due to existing obstacles, said company investor Xie Xiaoqing.
But the experts finally succeeded by applying creative s上海后花园
eeding methods, scientific water management and strict growth process control.
The success of the project has presented the technological progress of Chinese agric上海后花园品茶微信
ulture to the world and benefited people across the globe, and will help in prom
oting both international cooperation and the sharing of agricultural technology, she added.