Tractors transport organic fertilizer to fields on the Migok Cooperative Farm in Sariwon, North Hwanghae Province.
All cooperative farms of the country are busy with preparations for the new year’s farming.
Upholding the slogan of “For new victory of socialist rural construction!” agricultural workers in farming villages in South Hwanghae Province, a granary on the west coast, and those in east coast areas are eager to put the country’s agriculture on the ascending stage by pushing ahead with rural rejuvenation and achieve the rapid development of socialist rural community.
“Since receiving the report on the Fourth Plenary Meeting of the Eighth Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, we have been filled with ardent wish to repay the Party’s love and benevolence by achieving high yield at any cost this year,” said Kim Song Hui, Labour Heroine and chairwoman of the management board of the Yakjon Farm in Sukchon County.
Strenuous efforts are made to achieve this year’s grain production goals at any cost by producing one ton of more grain per hectare everywhere in disregard of plain area or mountainous area.
“The basic key to increasing grain production in our country, where the area under cultivation is limited, is to maximize per-hectare yield by doing farming scientifically and technologically,” said an official of the Ministry of Agriculture.
Primary attention is being paid to improving soil fertility.
Calamitous abnormal weather has negatively affected agricultural production every year and such unfavourable farming conditions throw into further relief the importance of improving the fertility of soil.
All farms are directing main force to developing farm fields into high-yielding ones by taking the improvement of soil fertility as a key issue.
On the basis of detailed analysis of natural climatic and soil conditions, farms turn out efficient fertilizers in larger quantities.
And they spread dozens of tons of manure per hectare of paddy and non-paddy fields, introduce the organic farming method based on snail, properly distribute crops and varieties and introduce advanced farming methods and technologies so as to increase per-hectare yields.