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Agriculture in Nanyang

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2014-11-12

Agriculture in Nanyang
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Nanyang is the biggest agricultural city in Henan province, with the largest land area and the most population. It is the national production area of grain, cotton, oil and cigarettes. Its six counties are the national bases of commodity grain and cotton, and three of those counties are the national bases of high quality cotton. Nanyang's yellow cattle heads the list of the national top five superior cattle, "Nanyang black pig" enjoys a good reputation in the whole province, and Nanyang tussah ranks first in Henan province.

Agriculture in Nanyang
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Nanyang has abundant resources of forest, fruit, medicine and native products, including over 30 kinds of wood materials like pine, China fir, paulownia and so on. Over 20 kinds of economic trees such as the apple, kiwi fruit, orange, date, Chinese chestnut, tung oil tree, raw lacquer, gingko and so on make up the forest. Also, there are eight rare substances of traditional Chinese medicine found here, which include cornel, magnolia flower, Eucommia ulmoides, Platycodon grandiflorum, the root of red-rooted salvia, Pinellia ternata, scorpion and blood amber. There have been 16 nuisance free agricultural product bases placed in the whole city.

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