Winter hits wheat crop in China

whaet  Nupur DasguptaChina fears that a drought coupled with low temperatures will hamper wheat growth in the country. (Image source: Nupur Dasgupta/Flickr)Wheat crop in China has been hit by the harshest winter being faced by the country in 28 years

Winter wheat production in the southern growing regions has been challenged by widespread snowfall and lower temperatures since 2 January 2013. No estimates have yet been announced regarding the crop damage.

Ma Wenfeng, a grains analyst at Beijing Orient Agribusiness Consultant Ltd., told Bloomberg, “So far, the general growing condition in the winter-wheat areas remains good and snowfalls are usually beneficial for wheat.

“But, a drought coupled with low temperatures will hamper growth.”

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