Shandong province is growing in both total planting area and output of summer grain this year thanks to easy access to agricultural technologies and help from better insurance for when farmers face natural disasters, according to the provincial department of agriculture and rural affairs.
Products from a local bee farm in Gaoqing county – administered by Zibo city in East China's Shandong province – are now attracting swarms of customers.
Along with two workers he employs from his village, Sun Zhenxing, 35, a farmer in Shouguang, Shandong province, operates four greenhouses that cover 4 hectares in total.
Shandong province recently issued the Beautiful Shandong Construction Planning Outline, aiming to promote ecological civilization development, advance afforestation and improve the living environment in both urban and rural areas.
The Huanghetan Watermelon Festival kicked off in Jining's Liangshan county on June 17.
Spread among the vast fields of wheat that span Pingyuan county in Shandong province are 182 solar-powered smart pest killers, zapping away to protect the crops and put more money in farmers' pockets.
Miaoshan town in Tancheng county, Linyi is renowned for its erhu industry, which has a history of more than 100 years. The erhu is a traditional Chinese two-string musical instrument.