On January 7, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs announced the list of model counties of whole-process mechanization for main crops in the fourth batch. Jinan District of Lu'an City was successfully listed in the list of model counties of whole-process mechanization for main crops.
In the latest years, Jinan District insists on taking important measures of accelerating the development of whole-process mechanization for main crops to push forward and deepen the reform of agricultural modernization and structural reform on the supply side. In the principle of “make up for shortage and weakness, break the bottle necks and improve quality”, scientific and technological innovation leads six key links of tractor-ploughing, tractor-sowing, high-efficiency plant protection, machine harvest, drying and straw processing. The district integrates resources sufficiently, increases agricultural machinery subsidy and fund support constantly, cultivates agricultural machinery cooperatives, great agricultural machinery households and other business entities actively, popularizes advanced and applicable new technologies and new machineries, strengthens integration of agricultural machinery, agricultural technique and agricultural credit, realizes the mechanized production of main crops.
By the end of 2019, the mechanization rate of rice cultivation, sowing and harvest in the whole district reached 85.6%; the mechanization rate of wheat cultivation, sowing and harvest in the whole district reached 95.5%; mechanization rate of crop cultivation, sowing and harvest in the whole district had been raised to be 75.69%. The whole-process mechanization rate for main crops in Jinan District has ranked among the highest in the whole country. Mechanization has made positive contributions to agricultural production increase, efficiency rise and peasants’ income increase.