China, the largest rice grower, has warned of a higher incidence of pests and diseases in its crop this year, with some provinces reporting an  almost 10 per cent increase in the area affected. Photo: Xinhua
China, the largest rice grower, has warned of a higher incidence of pests and diseases in its crop this year, with some provinces reporting an almost 10 per cent increase in the area affected. Photo: Xinhua

China warns of increase in disease, pests in rice crops, potentially impacting production across Asia

  • China, the largest rice grower warned of a higher incidence of pests and diseases in crops, with some provinces reporting 10 per cent increase in area affected
  • High fertiliser costs are also affecting rice production at a time when demand is increasing, posing a potential risk to food security amid rising inflation

China, the largest rice grower, has warned of a higher incidence of pests and diseases in its crop this year, with some provinces reporting an  almost 10 per cent increase in the area affected. Photo: Xinhua
China, the largest rice grower, has warned of a higher incidence of pests and diseases in its crop this year, with some provinces reporting an almost 10 per cent increase in the area affected. Photo: Xinhua
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