Emergency Declared at Central China Because of Drought

Emergency Declared at Central China Because of Drought

The dry weather has skyrocketed for this year’s drought breaking some records. “The whole precipitation pattern has changed because of global warming,” said Xiao Chan, head of weather services at China’s National Climate Center at Beijing.
Drinking water is inaccessible to 15,700 residents who are currently trying hard to provide for 3,000 domestic animals. Rainfall since June is 55% below standard at 37 millimeters. Hubei is an region that borders Anhui to the east. The climate is subtropical with summer highs of 75OF (24-30oC) and rain averaging 800-1,600 millimeters. Temperatures this year have held steady at 100-102 OF  (37-39 oC). Specialty teas include Wufeng Mao Jian tea, Dengcun green tea and Yihong Gongfu. The area also generates Keemun, a style of black tea.
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Temperatures greater than 100OF were reported last week at Jiangxi, Hunan,
Xinhua Net reports”about 358,067
Department of Agriculture said the lack of rain has changed about 2.57
million acres (1.04 million hectares) of crops. Fire rescue teams at the
state have discharged 176 fire trucks to deliver water assist and to farmland about
30,000 inhabitants.

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Luo Hongbo,
While many tea trees under forest cover

Tea garden in Hubei, China (Photo by Dan Bolton)

He said”Drought has cut production by about half this spring.”

Hectares of crops seriously damaged, and the drought has killed over 40,000 acres (16,667 hectares)
of crops.” Meteorologists explain the state has witnessed less
precipitation and higher temperature due to El Nino and global warming since spring.

The declaration covers 1.96 million acres (793,333 hectares) under food crops and tea.
Areas across a wide expanse of China, including Yunnan Province, qualified
for emergency authorities aid this week because of a severe drought.

Tea growing
Photosynthesis, respiration and other physiological actions of tea trees,
along with the transport, absorption and absorption of nourishment leaves. In the early stages of drought, protein
synthesis is blocked, and decomposition is intensified, resulting in a rise in amino acids. However, with the persistence of drought, once the
physiological use of tea shrub is severely damaged, the components such as
amino acid, protein, caffeine and water infusion all reduction,” he said.

“The lack of water directly impacts the
Publisher of the powerful Pu-erh Magazine at town of Pu’er,
described the drought locally too intense and troublesome to local growers.

State for quite a while, it is going to cause water deficit within the body, metabolic
activity is influenced, growth and growth are inhibited. Not only tea, even
tea roots will probably be affected,” stated Hongbo.

Northeastern Guizhou, eastern Sichuan and Chongqing.

“The tea tree is a plant which likes humidity and fears waterlogging,” he said. “Tea needs annual precipitation of more than 1,000 millimeters, and monthly precipitation throughout the development period is greater than 100 mm. If the precipitation for several consecutive months is less than 50 mm, the tea production could be considered drought,” explained Hongbo.
In Yunnan The
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