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China's Xinjiang to promote use of cotton picking machines
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Apr '14
The Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps will continue to promote the use of cotton picking machines, in order to promote the sustainable development of the cotton industry.
 
Last year, a major area under cotton in Xinjiang saw use of cotton picker machines, with mechanical harvesting rate in the province reaching 65 percent.
 
Over the years, Xinjiang needed to employ thousands of people during the cotton harvesting season, and had to get labour from other provinces, resulting in spending a huge amount on social management, especially with the rising cost of labour.
 
According to the Xinjiang Corps Agricultural Bureau, imported cotton picker machine was first trialed in 1996. Since then, considerable progress has been made and at present there are a total of more than 1,600 units, with 450 of them being domestic machines. 
 
Xinjiang has increased the intensity of mechanical cotton picker machines in order to effectively alleviate the high cost of manual picking and other difficult issues.
 
Xinjiang is China’s largest cotton producing region, with cotton output totaling 2.6 million tons. The region accounts for one-third of the country’s total cotton acreage and about one-half of the country’s exports.
 

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