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Lotus roots picking near Yellow River

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Updated: 2017-02-17

Lotus roots picking near Yellow River

An aerial view of the intertidal zone around the Yellow River where residents of Zhangguo village in Lingyi county plant lotus roots [Photo/Xinhua]

Lotus roots picking near Yellow River

Farmers in Zhangguo village pick lotus roots at the intertidal zone next to the Yellow River, Feb 15. The lotus roots planted at the intertidal zone next to the Yellow River are popular with consumers for their crisp and refreshing taste. As the soil of the area is fertile, many farmers nearby have been encouraged to plant lotus roots. They can earn some 3,000 yuan ($437.11) per mu (666.67 square meters) each year on average by planting and selling lotus roots. Currently, the planting area has reached 666.67 hectares. [Photo/Xinhua]

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