Amadeusz Juskowiak

Chinese wheat crop threatened by pests disease

Chinas wheat crop this year is seriously threatened by plant pests and diseases the New China News Agency said

More than 5 mln hectares of wheatproducing land in North China could be affected because relatively warm and dry weather had allowed bacteria and insect eggs to survive the winter the agency added

Chinas Ministry of Agriculture Animal Husbandry and Fisheries has called for measures including the timely supply of pesticides to farmers to combat the threat it said