To Cope with Disastrous Weather Conditions

These days, disastrous weather conditions are being witnessed across the world.

Most recently, the World Meteorological Organization made public that the temperature from June to August will rise higher than the average year and, in particular, in the northern hemisphere.

Regarding it as a fait accompli that this year, too, the country will be affected by such disastrous weather as high temperature, drought, rainy wind and typhoon, officials in the agricultural sector across the country are taking strict measures to prevent damage to the crops.

At present, river and waterway improvements, repair of irrigation facilities and clearing out of ditches, short watering and other work to protect farmland and crops are being conducted in an effective way. Meanwhile, the work to scientifically fix the amount of fertilizers to be applied to crops according to their growth stages and make effective use of various growth stimulants and nutrition reinforcing agents is in full swing.

Based on the lessons and experience taught in last year, the cooperative farms on the east and west coasts are exploring and introducing the methods to minimize the damage from flooding and typhoon.

Scientists and technicians of relevant scientific research units, including the Academy of Agricultural Science, are intensifying their studies of solving scientific and technical problems to maximize the photosynthetic ability of crops under the conditions of low percentage of sunshine and enhance the resistance of crops to such unfavourable conditions as coldness, damage by moisture and flooding, etc.

In close contact with the meteorological observation sector, officials in the agricultural sector across the country are scrupulously organizing the work to update computer video system and control system so as to inform the weekly- and monthly-changing weather conditions in time and correctly and cope with disastrous weather conditions rapidly.

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