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Cold Weather Affects Farming in DPRK
Pyongyang, April 6 (KCNA) -- Untimely snowfall swept most parts of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea some days ago, accompanied by stormy wind, causing temperature lower than the average.

In this regard, KCNA met Kim Yang Il, a section chief of the Academy of Agricultural Science.

He said:

What was affected most severely is wheat and barley sown as early crops.

The low temperature will diminish the regeneration rate of those crops and delay the days of their regeneration, making it hard to harvest them.

It also gives adverse effect on sprouting of rice seeds sowed in late March.

The temperature in blanketed seedbeds should run between 28 and 30 degrees C. And, great changes of temperatures in days and nights are making the sowed seeds rotten.

In the meantime, the low temperature hinders the growth of potato plants.

In a word, if this weather continues, it will badly affect the overall farming throughout the country this year.

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